Software update: KiCad 6.0.4

The developers behind KiCad have released a new version. KiCad is a collection of open source programs for designing electronic schematics and printed circuit board layouts. Furthermore, it can be a bill of materials, Gerberfiles and create a 3d rendering of the pcb and its components. KiCad has an extensive library of components, including the symbol, footprint and 3d models. Also a spicesimulator is not missing. The release notes for version 6.0.4 can be found below.

KiCad 6.0.4 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 6 stable release. The 6.0.4 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

If you are wondering why there was no “official” 6.0.3 release, there was a serious issue after 6.0.3 was tagged and some users had downloaded the unreleased 6.0.3 builds from the KiCad build server. The only way to prevent install conflicts was to create a new 6.0.4 tag with the bug fix and spin new builds. The KiCad project would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

A list of all of the fixed bugs since the 6.0.2 release can be found on the KiCad 6.0.3 milestone and KiCad 6.0.4 milestone pages. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

Version 6.0.4 is made from the 6.0 branch with some cherry picked changes from the development branch. Packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are available or will be in the very near future.

Version number 6.0.4
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux, BSD, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website KiCad
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License type GPL