Fritzing 0.9.4 â A Maintenance Release for Creative Electronics
Fritzing is a popular software tool for designing and prototyping electronic circuits. It allows users to create schematic diagrams, breadboard layouts, PCB designs, and code for microcontrollers. Fritzing is devoted to making creative use of electronics accessible to everyone.
In this article, we will introduce the latest version of Fritzing, 0.9.4, which was released on December 1, 2019. This is a maintenance release that fixes some of the bugs and improves the stability of the software. We will also highlight some of the features and benefits of using Fritzing for your electronics projects.
What's New in Fritzing 0.9.4?
According to the official release notes[^1^], Fritzing 0.9.4 includes the following changes:
Critical bug fix for autorouter: The autorouter is a feature that automatically connects the components on a PCB based on the schematic diagram. In previous versions, the autorouter sometimes created invalid connections that could cause short circuits or other problems. This bug has been fixed in 0.9.4 and the autorouter now produces correct and reliable results.
Improved compatibility with different operating systems: Fritzing 0.9.4 has been tested and verified to work on various platforms, including Windows 10 and 11, Mac OS X High Sierra, Catalina, Big Sur and Monterey (Intel and M1 with Rosetta), Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 and 22.04, Fedora 30, and Linux Mint 20[^2^]. The installation process has also been simplified and streamlined for different systems.
Updated parts library: The parts library is a collection of components that users can drag and drop into their projects. The parts library is now stored online at GitHub and is automatically checked for updates[^2^]. This means users will always have access to the latest and most accurate parts available. The parts library also includes translations for various languages, such as Deutsch (German), English , EspaÃ±ol (Spanish), FranÃ§ais (French), Italiano (Italian), Nederlands (Dutch), PortuguÃªs (eu) (Portuguese EU), PortuguÃªs (br) (Portuguese BR), æ¥æ¬èª (Japanese), ä¸æ (ç®ä½) (Chinese Simplified), æ£é«ä¸æ (ç¹é«) (Chinese Traditional), Ð£ÐºÑÐ°ÑÐ½ÑÑÐºÐ° Ð¼Ð¾Ð²Ð° (Ukrainian), Ð ÑÑÑÐºÐ¸Ð¹ (Russian), ÄeÅ¡tina (Czech), íêµì´ (Korean), ÎÎ»Î»Î·Î½Î¹ÎºÎ¬ (Greek), slovenÄina (Slovak), romÃ¢nÄ (Romanian), TÃ¼rkÃ§e (Turkish), ÐÑÐ»Ð³Ð°ÑÑÐºÐ¸ (Bulgarian), à¦¬à¦¾à¦à¦²à¦¾ (Bengali)[^1^].
Why Use Fritzing for Your Electronics Projects?
Fritzing is a versatile and user-friendly software tool that can help you design and prototype your electronics projects with ease. Here are some of the reasons why you should use Fritzing for your electronics projects:
It supports multiple views: Fritzing allows you to switch between different views of your project, such as schematic, breadboard, PCB, and code. This helps you to visualize your circuit from different perspectives and ensure its functionality and accuracy.
It has a large and growing community: Fritzing has a large and active community of users who share their projects, ideas, feedback, and support on the official website[^3^] and other platforms such as GitHub[^2^], YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can learn from other users' experiences, get inspired by their creations, ask questions, report issues, request features, contribute code or parts, or join collaborations.
It is open source and free: Fritzing is an open source software that is licensed under GNU GPL v3. This means you can use it for free for any purpose, modify it to suit your needs, or distribute it to others. However, the developers ask for a voluntary donation of â¬8 (around US$ 061ffe29dd