Fritzing 0.9.4 |
Fritzing is a software tool that allows users to create electronic circuits and prototypes using a graphical interface. Fritzing is designed to be easy to use and suitable for beginners, hobbyists, and makers. Fritzing also provides a platform for sharing and exploring thousands of inspiring projects created by the Fritzing community.
Fritzing 0.9.4 is the latest version of Fritzing that was released on June 1, 2023. It is a major update that fixes several bugs and adds some new features. Here are some of the highlights of Fritzing 0.9.4:
Critical bug fix for autorouter: Fritzing 0.9.4 fixed a memory corruption that would cause random crashes when using the autorouter feature. The autorouter is a tool that automatically connects the components on the breadboard view according to the schematic view.
Color coded wires: Fritzing 0.9.4 added an option to automatically colorize wires according to their length. This feature helps users to distinguish different wires and avoid crossing or overlapping them.
Transport Layer Security: Fritzing 0.9.4 now uses TLS for all links. This means that Fritzing ensures secure communication between the software and the website, as well as between the users and the project repository.
New/updated translations: Fritzing 0.9.4 includes translations for 18 languages, including Russian, Indonesian, Slovak, Slovenian, German, French, Bulgarian, and Bengali. This makes Fritzing more accessible and user-friendly for people from different regions and cultures.
No 32 bit builds: Fritzing 0.9.4 does not provide 32 bit builds anymore. This means that Fritzing can only run on 64 bit systems, which are more common and powerful nowadays.
Under the hood: Fritzing 0.9.4 dropped Qt4 support and switched to Qt5. Qt is a framework that provides graphical user interface components and other functionalities for Fritzing. Fritzing also uses libgit 0.28.1, which is a library that handles git operations for Fritzing projects. Furthermore, Fritzing has continuous builds for Linux, MacOS and Windows, which means faster release cycles in the future.
Fritzing 0.9.4 is available for download on the official website. The download costs 8 (around US$10), which helps to support the development and maintenance of Fritzing. Users can also choose to pay more if they want to donate more to the project. Alternatively, users can access the source code of Fritzing on GitHub and compile it themselves.
Fritzing is a great tool for anyone who wants to learn about electronics, design circuits, and create prototypes. With Fritzing 0.9.4, users can enjoy a more stable, secure, and diverse experience with Fritzing.