KiCad 4.0.3 Stable Release

A new stable release of KiCad has been released. The 4.0.3 stable version contains many bug fixes, OSX touch pad improvements, and improved translations.

This release contains a new snapshot of the documentation and libraries. It also has the latest changes from the kicad-i18n repo, which now contains complete GUI translations for the following languages: de, fr, it, ja, ru, pl, zh_CN and es.

The stable release version 4.0.3 is made from the lp:kicad/4.0 branch with bug fixes and improvements cherry picked from the development branch of KiCad.

KiCad binaries are available or will be available in the near future for download for Windows, OSX and Linux, see the download page for guidance.

Instructions for packagers can be found on the download page describing how to build from source and its subpages.

Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.


Below is a list of some commits related to a reported bug:

Some changes without a bug tracking number

  • Various fixes to DXF import.

  • Fix and improve IDF tools.

  • Fix quasi-modal dialog mode in DIALOG_SHIM class.

  • Pcbnew: Highlight a net when cross-probing with Eeschema and highlight net tool is enabled.

  • Added 'Reset Grid Origin' hot key (GAL).

  • Fix beep on hotkey press in OS X.

  • Make color names translatable in color selection dialog.

  • OSX: legacy canvas rendering speed improvements.

  • OSX: back port touchpad support from development branch.

  • Remove front silkscreen default setting for PTH and NPTH pads.

There are many other commits not mentioned above, if you are interested have a look at the commit history at the commit log between the 4.0.2 and 4.0.3 tags.

The KiCad development team hopes you enjoy this latest stable release of KiCad.