Electronic Design App Fritzing 0.8.4b released, Install in Ubuntu

December 16, 2013 — Leave a comment

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Fritzing, easy-to-use electronic design software now is at version 0.8.4b. Here’s how to install it via PPA in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivatives

As you may know, Fritzing is an open source project designed to help one transition from a prototype to a finished project. Aimed at users who want to produce or document circuits and experiments, one starts by building a physical prototype, then recreating it with Fritzing’s graphical editor. From there one can generate a schematic, PCB artwork, and PCB production files.

What’s New in Fritzing 0.8.4b:

  • Fritzing gets a facelift! (special thanks to Christian and Fabian)
  • new Welcome view
  • new Fritzing Creator Kit examples (in both English and German)
  • Tips and Tricks updated
  • First Time Help now a separate dialog
  • binaries built using Qt 4.8.5
  • updated Dutch translation (thanks Dave)
  • updated German translation
  • new parts:
    • Breadboard BB 301 (contributed by Jeremy)
    • RGB LED WS2812
  • bug fixes:
    • Mac OSX Mavericks Parts Bin Hover crash
    • Saving files with custom parts: sometimes the fzp did not list the latest svg files
    • Boost 1.54 bug no longer crashes Fritzing
    • Many part tweaks

Fritzing PPA

Install Fritzing:

The DEB packages for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint and their alternatives are maintained by ehbello’s PPA.

Once the PPA updated, press Ctrl+Alt+T and run commands below one by one in terminal to install the app:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ehbello/fritzing

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install fritzing

You can also follow the steps below to install this release before the PPA updated.

1. Download the DEB:

For 32-bit:

wget http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/pool/apps/f/fritzing/fritzing_0.8.4b-1~getdeb1_i386.deb

For 64 bit:

wget http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/pool/apps/f/fritzing/fritzing_0.8.4b-1~getdeb1_amd64.deb

2. Download the data file:

wget http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/pool/apps/f/fritzing/fritzing-data_0.8.4b-1~getdeb1_all.deb

3. Install them:

sudo dpkg -i fritzing_0.8.4b-*.deb fritzing-data_0.8.4b-*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

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