For the longest time i’ve been using the original one available from the original freerouting github - auto routes pretty well, but doesnt have command line arguments and various other issues. I only use freerouting for autorouting (manual routing I do in pcbnew). But my current board caused that version of freerouting to crash (first time time thats happened) on loading the dsn file… That started a bit of pain trying to figure out what was causing the crash - including upgrading kicad (Currently on 4.0.2 - what ships with ubuntu 16.04, tired 5.0.1 from ppa and rolling that back)
Anyway, I then ended up trying this one https://github.com/Engidea/FreeRoutingNew which looks really nice, didnt crash, supports cli arguments, but no autorouting…
I then tried a couple of the forks from the dozen or so that exist from the various root versions that seem to exist and the only one that kinda seemed to work was https://freerouting.mihosoft.eu/ but requires java 9 (which i dont mind really) and the fonts are really small (well beyond unreadable) and the forks of it seem no different really - does support cli arguments and does autoroute, if i could read it it would be awesome!.
Having tried about a dozen by now and not alot i can find suggesting which is the best to go for, I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion as to which freerouting version they use (has to autoroute and cli arguments would be nice). Dont mind rolling back to 1.2.43 if theres nothing much else that supports the auto-router function. Or, if there are other alternatives to freerouting available now (there has been much searching involve before ending up here though and i figure someone may have a good choice already)