History of changes

List of changes between releases

This is a high-level summary of changes between each release. If you're interested in the detailed changes, take a look at the individual code changes.

December 01, 2019


Maintenance release

This is a maintenance release. There are few new features, but we fixed some of the bugs.

Critical bug fix for autorouter

Fixed a memory corruption that would random crashes. Thanks to Filipp Mikoian for your help.

Color coded wires
An new option was added to automatically colorize wires according to their length.
Transport Layer Security

Long overdue, Fritzing now uses TLS for all links. The Fritzing website continues to allow http access to support older Fritzing versions.

Fix a bug where Fritzing would potentially search the whole disk for parts

Depending on installation location, Fritzing might try to search many subfolders for its parts. Depending on the machine's speed and directory structure, this would take a long time, during which Fritzing would show "Application does not respond" or similar. The workaround was to wait about ten minutes until it finishes, as it only happens on the first start. This annoyed many users, our apologies, this behavior should be fixed now.

No 32 bit builds
We don't provide 32 bit builds of Fritzing anymore. It might still be possible to build for 32 bit.
Under the hood

We dropped Qt4 suport

Continuous builds for Linux, MacOS and Windows. This means faster release cycles in the future.

Use libgit 0.28.1

New/updated Translations
  • Russianm thanks to Alexey Loginov
  • Indonesian, thanks to Rizqy H
  • Slovak, thanks to jose1711
  • Slovenian, thanks to Filip Stamcar
  • German
  • French
  • Bulgarian, thanks to Lyubomir Vasilev

Also, many more improvements and fixes, including contributions from Chris Mayo, Peter Van Epp, Ben Williams, Michael Anderson, Roman Vekshin. Thanks to the guys at Aisler.net, without whom this release would not have been possible.

June 02, 2016


Continuously updated parts library

The Fritzing parts library is now stored online at github and is automatically checked for updates. This means you will now get new parts (or fixes) in the moment when they are created. No need to wait for the next Fritzing release anymore!

Critical bug fix for messed up PCB traces

We have been plagued by an annoying bug that occasionally caused PCB traces to get loose and flip around. It has been tricky to track down but it's finally fixed, sigh.. Plus, the fix will recover any files that have been mangled by this bug!

High-DPI display support

Fritzing now looks properly on High-DPI (aka Retina) displays on all platforms. It's not really high-res but scaling well according to the higher screen resolution.

Easier handling of self-created parts

Custom / self-made parts and bins used to be stored in a hidden location on your hard drive, which made it really annoying to edit them with an external tool such as Illustrator or a text editor.
They are now conveniently located in your ~/Documents/Fritzing folder for easy access!

Load/Save uncompressed fritzing files (.fz)

You can now alternatively save your fritzing sketches as an uncompressed set of files (.fz plus additional custom parts etc). This allows for proper versioning with systems like git or svn. Thanks to Sergio Oller (zeehio) for this contribution.

File icons

fzz, fzb, fzp, etc. now also have shiny file icons on Mac (thanks to scribblemaniac) and Ubuntu Linux (thanks to el-j - for the latter you have to run the install-fritzing.sh script)

New Parts

Added and/or revised by Fabian Althaus (el-j):

New/updated Translations
  • Czech, thanks to Vasekdvor
  • German, thanks to Atalanttore and aknoerig
  • Italian, thanks to Gianpaolo Macario
  • Polish, thanks to jacekjaros
  • Portuguese, thanks to Bruno Ramalhete
  • Spanish, thanks to bazza
  • Turkish, thanks to Kaan Özdinçer
  • Vietnamese, thanks to Duyệt Đinh Xuân

..and various smaller improvements and fixes, including contributions from Duane Johnson, Luke Benstead, Nicolas Raynaud, scribblemaniac and duff2013. Thanks!

April 03, 2015


This is a minor release that mainly brings these popular new parts:

New Translations
  • Romanian, thanks to titus08

December 02, 2014


It's Fritzmas! Check out the new Code View, and many new parts. and maybe even a Creator Kit for a special Fritzmas price.

Code View

The new Code View lets you edit and upload your program straight from Fritzing. Now you can keep your code together with your circuit!

New Parts
  • Seeeduino, Grove, and more, thanks to SeeedStudio
  • Intel Galileo Gen. 2, Edison, and more, supported by Intel Software
  • Raspberry Pi B+ and RPi Hat template
  • Pinocc.io Scout, Backpack supported byPinocc.io
  • LightBlue Bean, supported by Punchthrough
  • UDOO Duo/Quad, supported by Udoo
  • Touch Board, supported by Bare Conductive
  • blueIOT, thanks to Guido Burger
  • More SparkFun parts, thanks to SparkFun
  • and a couple of smaller components
Bug fixes
  • Jumper wire couldn’t be resized
  • Traces were sometimes displaced after file load
  • Windows 8: printing didn’t work
  • Linux: Gerber export, ground fill, autorouting broken if OS language was set to non-English
  • and various part definition fixes
  • Simplified build setup for Windows (less dependencies)
  • Moved source code to github
  • Documented command line options
Updated Translations
  • German, thanks to Atalanttore
  • French, thanks to klostery

July 14, 2014


  • upgraded to Qt5 (5.2.1, to be precise)
  • lots of new parts:
    • ADI analog parts, which make use of split schematics and SPICE output, a new feature sponsored by Analog Devices we will write more about soon
    • Intel Galileo, sponsored by Intel Education
    • Arduino Yún, supported by Arduino
    • Linino One, sponsored by doghunter
    • ChipKIT WF32, MX4 and shields, thanks to Digilent (more to come)
    • Spark Core, thanks to spark community member technobly
    • Atlas Scientific sensors, thanks to Atlas Scientific
    • more Raspberry Pi versions (A, B, B rev2)
    • Teensy 3.0/3.1, because we love it
    • several contributed parts, thanks to FrodeLillerud and others
  • several bug fixes and tweaks
Also see the release blog post.

January 24, 2014


some schematic parts had reversed connectors

January 22, 2014


  • schematic view: all core parts now conform to a .1 inch grid (many thanks Fabian)
  • ratsnest wires now drawn with dashed lines
  • updated examples (many thanks Nushin)
  • updated French translation (thanks Roald)
  • gerber export: separate plated and unplated drill holes
  • more tips and tricks
  • bug fixes:
    • offset silkscreen layer on rectangle pcbs
    • part labels rotate along with part
    • wire colors: orange was green
    • set logo-text and netlabel from the text-entry widget at the top of the Inspector (this used to set part label)
    • Mavericks ground fill crash
    • Arduino part fixes
    • equipotential highlight disappearing after wire color change
    • wire self-connection prevention was broken
    • disappearing wires in schematic or pcb view when parts were directly connected in breadboard view

December 17, 2013


  • another handful of styling changes
  • ICSP and ICSP-less Arduinos
  • bug fixes:
    • infinite loop at startup for some languages
    • Welcome View print crash
    • Arduino swap crash
    • Windows XP compatibility
    • Note button incorrectly disabled

December 15, 2013


  • 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

July 27, 2013


July 26, 2013


fixes a bug in the Half+ Breadboard part, and a few others.

July 25, 2013


  • 1000 new parts!
  • parts bin 'and' search implemented (use a space to separate terms)
  • stripboards now with both horizontal and vertical strips plus RS 276-150 layout
  • active layer button controls which side copper-fill fills
  • updated French translation (thanks Yvan)
  • updated German translation
  • new Bulgarian translation (thanks Nikolay)
  • a couple more new parts:
    • TI Launchpad
    • Raspberry Pi (rev 2)
  • bug fixes:
    • Arduino Mega 2560 R3 repaired
    • Teensy 3.0 repaired
    • Raspberry Pi repaired
    • Atmega 5mm tqfp replaced with an 8mm version
    • netlabels were misbehaving when flipped or rotated
    • Lilypad Mainboard no longer missing
    • Generic IC DIP pcb-layer option repaired
    • Autorouter crash eliminated
    • Parts Editor was not saving pin assignments if loaded SVG files had no connector IDs
    • export etchable was missing silk bottom layer
    • removed mystery circles on silk bottom of some custom pcb shapes

June 13, 2013


  • pcb view:
    • view sketches from either 'above' or 'below'
    • place THT parts "through" the top or bottom of the board
    • silkscreen bottom layer support
    • new Fritzing Fab price-quote feature
    • drc now checks if connectors on the same part overlap
    • board 'stickyness' is now disabled by default
    • copper fill keepout setting on the ground fill submenu
  • schematic view improvements (sponsored by Analog Devices Inc.):
    • rotation and flip are enabled for all parts
    • when flipping or rotating parts, text elements remain upright and do not mirror
    • new voltage label and voltage source parts--the older versions are now obsolete
  • inspector:
    • 'placement' properties grouped together
    • new widgets to display and modify part coordinates and rotation
    • editable comboboxes are now graphically distinct from drop-downs
  • new parts:
    • a big bundle of Arduino microcontrollers
    • a set of Lilypad parts
    • Teensy 3.0
    • Raspberry Pi
    • a set of textile parts (thanks to Texe SRL)
  • other improvements:
    • top, left, bottom, right, center alignment functions (available under the Part menu)
    • 'delete plus' is now 'delete'; the former 'delete' is now 'delete minus'
    • parts editor: parts filenames now include a user-supplied prefix
    • breadboard view: new 'banded' wire style option; new pink wire color option
    • all example sketches updated
    • easier to select parts beneath other parts (schematic and pcb views)
  • translations
    • new Turkish translation (thanks Mete)
    • Dutch translation update (thanks Davy)
    • Greek translation update (thanks Alexander)
    • French translation update (thanks Yvan)
    • Portugese-Brazilian translation update (thanks Gabriel)
  • bug fixes:
    • obsolete parts were no longer so marked
    • ratsnest wires were not rubberbanding as parts were dragged or free-rotated
    • default properties were no longer visible in schematic view part labels
    • fixed wire-color-menu multiple check-marks bug
    • ground fill 'extensions' weren't clipped to pcb border
    • 'Mine' bin was no longer current after importing a part
    • parts editor crashed after all connectors were removed
    • parts editor was trashing svg element IDs
    • parts editor: new connectors not named correctly when using the connectors tab UI
    • font-size issue sometimes resulted in missing text in custom parts or export
    • better gerber conversion for some custom parts
    • some autorouter crashes eliminated

February 25, 2013


  • autorouter: remove excess bendpoints
  • gerber export drill files now visible in MSN Gerber Viewer (set the m.n format to 2.4)
  • Updated Dutch translation (thanks Davy)
  • Updated Greek translation (thanks Alexander)
  • hide individual part silkscreen
  • imported parts now go to MyParts bin instead of Contrib
  • PNG export now taking much less disk space (thanks Jerome)
  • max pin count for generic IC bumped to 128
  • handful of fixes to DRC
  • find part in sketch (text search)
  • rgb led hole size enlarged
  • lots of little bug fixes
  • January 03, 2013


    • new autorouter
      • rarely breaks DRC
      • handles diagonals
      • misses fewer routing possibilities
      • has variable keepout setting (in autorouter settings dialog)
    • curvy wires now enabled in pcb and schematic views
    • use shift-wheel to navigate SVGs in the parts editor; wheel events without shift will zoom (or pan) as usual
    • updated Simplified Chinese translation (thanks Yuelin and Ninjia)
    • new Bengali translation (thanks Faruk and friends)
    • improved DRC result highlighting
    • bug fixes:
      • OCRA font broken under Windows 8
      • free rotate broken when only top view was active (thanks to Gijs for spotting the connection)
      • ground fill connections to small vias were being clipped
      • annoying offset when dragging a via from the parts bin

    October 16, 2012


    • new DRC
    • bug fixes:
      • parts losing 'family' after editing part metadata (leading to "swapping is broken" message)
      • SMD on bottom not reloading properly
      • crash dropping pad part onto schematic view
      • schematic logo text now appearing in printout
      • unblocked schematic logo text editing

    October 09, 2012


    • new parts editor--phase one (thanks to Shunichi and Tatsuya for beta-testing)
    • SMD parts can be added either to the top or bottom of a two-sided board
    • updated Greek translation (thanks Alexander)
    • resize schematic-frame part with text entry or combo box
    • 'delete plus' function--for those that miss the old 'delete' which included attached wires. For wires, this deletes up to the next bendpoint.
    • new parts:
      • Schematic logo items
      • Schematic net labels
    • bug fixes:
      • "show unrouted" is also available under the routing menu
      • schematic image export: bounding area fix
      • default breadboard now aligned to grid
      • miscellaneous Gerber export fixes
      • culled most red dots (zero length traces) from pcb view
      • text entry problems with notes

    August 14, 2012


    connection changes in one view sometimes resulted in wandering or phantom traces in another view resizing a jumper item when there is no pcb caused a crash

    August 10, 2012


    • deleting a part no longer automatically deletes its connected wires
    • faster loading time (especially if you open two or more windows)
    • info view indicates whether a part is obsolete
    • export etchable now exports both mirrored and non-mirrored at once
    • paste-mask layer for SMDs added to export for production
    • new Slovak translation (thanks Ĺubomír)
    • convert via to bendpoint
    • default breadboard now matches the one in the starter kit
    • binaries built with Qt 4.8.2
    • revert function
    • new parts:
      • new pinheaders: long pad, molex, "alternating" footprint; new pin spacings
      • new stereo jack (thanks Max)
      • new rj45
    • bug fixes:
      • temp parts could disappear when multiple sketches were open with the same temp part (thanks to Jerome and Joerg for help tracking this down)
      • no longer possible to draw wires that connect back to themselves or that connect redundantly (thanks to Jerome for help tracking this down)
      • breadboard view routing-status
      • jpg export quality set to high
      • progress bar for parts bin search
      • copper blocker width- and height- text entry
      • mirrored etchable export was broken
      • default breadboard now matches the one shipped with the kits
      • drc was incorrectly flagging hole parts
      • nasty autorouter bug with split traces
      • dragging from temp to another sketch would fail when reopening the other sketch
      • rubber-banding bug when dragging a bendpoint with multiple wires
      • individual ground fill crash bug
      • one more attempt to fix the mac prefs-dialog crash
      • missing contour in export etchable

    July 02, 2012


    • drag-and-drop from desktop onto Fritzing window will open fritzing files
    • align-to-grid and show-grid default to 'on'
    • new Greek translation (thanks Alexander)
    • updated Czech translation (thanks Josef)
    • updated German translation
    • PCB View:
      • Fritzing now supports multiple pcbs in a single sketch
      • streamlined custom pcb shape file import
      • can modify pin size for pinheaders, screwterminals, generic sips and dips, and mystery parts
      • pcb "stickiness" is now a setting (i.e. whether parts on a pcb stay in place or follow along when a pcb is dragged)
      • 'pad' part can now be placed on either copper0 or copper1
      • right-click to convert a bendpoint to a via
    • new parts:
      • arduino nano 3.0
      • resizable ellipse pcb
      • resizable copper fill "blocker"
      • ardiuno mega shield pcb
      • mini-breadboard
      • 3-axis accelerometer breakout (thanks azharul)
      • PCF8574 (thanks c.sgamba)
      • S1133 Si Photodiode (thanks Nick)
      • double-row THT pin headers
      • micro-SD socket
      • 4-pin audio jack
      • new pin header spacings
    • bug fixes:
      • 'open' menu item now opens all Fritzing files; no more separate 'import' menu items
      • all grid options can be found on the view menu
      • added support for <use> elements in svgs
      • more reliable panning when spacebar is down
      • hole parts align to grid
      • routing status fixes in pcb view
      • simple pcb autoplacement fix
      • locked copper fill parts are not deleted if the copper fill function is invoked again
      • armel/linux compiler errors fixed
      • OSX Preferences dialog crash finally fixed?
      • export etchable no longer including board silkscreen on all layers

    April 10, 2012


    fixed the resistor bugs introduced in 0.7.3

    April 09, 2012


    • show grid!
    • vias and holes are easier to select and drag (2-pixel border around the connector)
    • updated Chinese (Simplified) translation (thanks Yuelin and Ninjia)
    • bug fixes:
      • export etchable svg/pdf copper layering error
      • fit-to-window is working again
      • dragging a breadboard full of parts under certain circomstances would result in messed up connections (thanks to Rainer for a good test case)
      • custom parts are saved with a sketch only when they are actually being used in the sketch
      • fixed bendable-leg click-to-disconnect bug
      • more warnings that Fritzing can't handle multiple pcbs for certain operations, and fixed a crash involving same
      • incorrect BOM aggregation
    • new parts:
      • Digital Panel Meter, RFM 12B transceiver, Aries 28W ZIF (thanks redbyer, ghalfacree)
      • Color Sensor breakout, SHT-15 humidity sensor (thanks wreutz)
      • M5450 LED Driver (thanks Christopher)

    March 10, 2012


    • new parts:
      • pad part: a pcb-only resizable rectangular SMD connector
      • arduino: wireless sd shield, prototyping shield, xbee libellium shield
      • pololu vnh2sp30 motor driver (thanks davidjthomasson)
      • atmega 168 updated; 328 added; 168 SMD added (thanks daniel.kuku)
      • humidity sensor (thanks martumv)
      • 2-pin 2.54mm crystal (thanks jksoft)
      • ATtiny 85 (thanks mattiafrancescomoro)
      • STM32F103 (thanks perikov)
      • Edgy Analog In
    • copper fill:
      • new ground fill seeds feature: you can specify which connectors are used as "ground"
      • a couple of leaking ground fill bugs fixed
      • 2mm no-fill border at board edges
    • export:
      • for production: any silkscreen that would print over copper connectors is now masked out
      • svg export layering order bug fix
      • for production: mask files output for pdf and svg export
    • ratsnest delete logic improved
    • new 7-segment display example
    • Czech translation update (thanks Josef)
    • a handful or two of miscellaneous bug fixes

    February 03, 2012


    • we have gone beta
    • breadboard view now has ratsnest lines: no more wire mess in breadboard view when you work in other views
    • ratsnest and wire colors are now standardized across the 3 views
    • Fritzing always "saves as shareable": the .fzz file format is now standard; .fz files are read-only
    • new "temp" bin holds custom parts that are loaded with sketches--no more annoying messages about saving the 'my parts' bin
    • the contents of the Inspector no longer update as you hover the mouse. Shift-hover works like the old hover.
    • new resize handles on rectangular boards and logo items, and free-rotation for logo items (use the alt key)
    • a new Czech translation (thanks Josef)
    • a new Korean translation (thanks Jinbuhm)
    • ground fill now attaches directly to grounded connectors
    • new parts: Adafruit Atmega 32u, variable caps (thanks Stefan); Sparkfun 6DOF, OpenLog (thanks Andre); D31A Relay (thanks Frank)
    • bug fixes
      • ubuntu linux: made it easier to launch from the script rather than the executable (the latter is responsible for a number of problems).
      • mac: fixed a handful of crash bugs.

    January 03, 2012


    • Mac build is (once again) universal binary (Cocoa). Should run on all platforms supporting OS X 10.5 and up.
    • bug fixes:
      • disappearing rotated part labels
      • occasional start up crash if no earlier version of fritzing had been run
      • generic single male smd pinheader crash
      • ...

    December 16, 2011


    • binaries built with Qt 4.8--you should see some speedup on all platforms
    • new parts bin navigation
    • 360° rotation of parts in breadboard and pcb view (just hover over a corner, then drag around)
    • a simple dialog for changing the pin labels of generic ICs without using the parts editor
    • a choice of plain copper fill or ground fill
    • updated Portuguese translations (thanks Nuno)
    • another batch of SparkFun parts (thanks Lionel, Nathan, Ryan, Robert)
    • a set of shields from Snootlab (thanks Lionel and Lionel)
    • three new JeeLabs parts (thanks Jean-Claude)
    • shrouded pin headers in a full range of pin counts (thanks Jean-Paul, Lionel)
    • smd pin headers in a full range of pin counts (thanks Stefan)
    • ecb transistors, 3mm leds, superflux leds, 5 band resistors, atmega 2560, ssop 28, rotary encoder (thanks Stefan),
    • parts submitted by the community and added to the core
      • fuse and low dropout voltage regulator (thanks Johan)
      • atmega644 (thanks Macgyveremir)
      • hcf 4067 (thanks Forvellos)
      • real time clock breakout (thanks Mike)
      • hef 4094 (thanks SorkiG)
      • rgb 3 watt star (thanks Niclas)
      • db-25 connectors (thanks Kungfumachinist)
      • wiz820io (thanks Jinbuhm)
    • lots of bug fixes, including
      • missing part labels
      • crash on mac when setting resistance values
      • misaligned pins on generic SMD ICs in breadboard view
      • a bunch of gerber export fixes

    August 18, 2011


    • rubber-band legs for many parts in breadboard view (see the blog post for details)
    • bezier curves for wires and rubber-band legs in breadboard view (see the blog post for details)
    • more intelligent connection handling when swapping dissimilar parts
    • easier to select small traces in pcb view
    • more extensive cursor feedback (thanks Stefan)
    • will search std linux folders for datafolders (/usr/share/fritzing, /usr/local/share/fritzing, ~/.local/share/fritzing)
    • wider range of LED colors
    • added 4.8V battery (thanks Dirk), SparkFun ACS712
    • moved some options from the View menu to Preferences
    • bug fixes, mostly around Gerber export. In particular, part labels are now more accurately rendered to Gerber.

    July 11, 2011


    • fixed a few bugs in 0.6.0 including incorrect ratsnest lines and copper fill blobs
    • a lovely new half-breadboard part (thanks Alan)

    July 10, 2011


    Windows-only update; 0.6.0b was missing a couple of plugin files. If you've already downloaded 0.6.0b and it is working, no need to update.

    July 09, 2011


    New Features

    • Full support of SMD parts (now you can use those really tiny parts)
    • A new set of SMD parts and generics (drop in a part, then "swap" it for an SMD version; with thanks to Daniel Tzschentke)
    • A bin of SparkFun parts (find them in File > Parts Bin > Open > SparkFun; with thanks to SparkFun and Lionel Michel)
    • Perfboard and stripboard--yes you can "cut" it (breadboard alternatives, by popular demand)
    • A new layout for the core parts bin

    Improvements & Small Additions

    • Resistors now with tolerance band (for super-precise designs)
    • Simplified design of the part inspector (easier on the eyes)
    • Graphics and text on PCB copper layers (for more flexibility in etching)
    • Improved bill of materials (for a better shopping experience)
    • Document description frame for schematics (for that proper engineering look)
    • OHANDA, OSHW logos (for marking your open-source hardware pcb)
    • PCB is now double-sided by default (can be changed in the inspector)
    • Gerber output fixes (it's right-side up now)
    • Autorouter now also uses Vias
    • Linux built on 10.04.2 LTS

    ..and many bug fixes and more small improvements.

    February 18, 2011


    fixed: crash bug when deleting a part with custom properties; crash bug when closing the parts editor without showing anchor points

    February 15, 2011


    fixed: off-board parts were crashing the autorouter

    February 11, 2011


    • Completely new autorouter! (see blog post)
    • Nicer footprints for standard parts
    • Capacitors have been reorganized (and capacitance can be set to any value)
    • "Locking" for parts (so they're not accidentally moved)
    • New Design Rules Check (use before pcb production)
    • Trace wire thickness can vary from 8 to 128 mils
    • New parts:
      • Netduino Mini and Netduino Plus (thanks to Stanislav Simicek)
      • Teensy 2.0 and Teensy 2.0++ (thanks Lionel Michel)
      • a set of four logic gates parts (thanks bastardinside92)
    • Translations:
      • new Portuguese (Brazilian) translation (thanks to Arthur Zanona)
      • updated Chinese (Simplified) translation (thanks to Yuelin and Ninjia)
    • Many bug fixes/new bugs created

    September 30, 2010


    • much easier on the eyes, faster, and smaller files: reduced rats nests (see the blog post)
    • no more jumper wire/item confusion (got rid of the legacy 'wires')
    • now building with latest Qt (4.7.0) under pc, mac, and linux
    • added a 64-bit intel build to the mac bundle
    • new parts:
      • Netduino (thanks to Stanislav Simicek)
      • GLCD (thanks to PBFever)
      • 9V battery (thanks to Lionel Michel)
      • GogoBoard (thanks again Lionel--and to GogoBoard for supporting the work)
      • Arduino Ethernet Shield, Digital Potentiometer, Barometric Pressure Sensor, Flex Sensor (thanks to Tom Igoe)
    • many bug fixes; in particular--thanks to Qt 4.7--Fritzing on Mac no longer crashes if you're running Universal Access (or Cinch)

    August 06, 2010


    • Linux: now building with Qt 4.6.3 under ubuntu 8.04.4; unlike Fritzing 0.4.1, this download should be compatible with ubuntu releases 8.04.4 and up
    • very experimental (use at your own risk) "speed hack" added to trace menu: speeds up Fritzing when there are a lot (~50 or more) of interconnected parts in a sketch
    • experimental ratsnest wire functionality: double click to create a trace; drag to create a trace with a bendpoint; delete to delete corresponding wires in other views
    • jumper items: rotate and align to grid
    • on double-sided boards, right-clicking a trace gives an option to move the trace from one side of the board to the other
    • bug fixes: a crash bug that occured sometimes on one-sided boards when hand- or auto- routing, and the linux32 70% crash
    • new parts: lilypad, arduino pro mini (thanks Lionel)

    July 17, 2010


    • linux32: crashing at 70% file load (with jumper items) fixed
    • mac: border around zoomslider removed (thanks to bryant mairs)
    • windows: faster serial port enumeration in program window
    • crash bug on some of the sparkfun footprints converted from eagle/kicad
    • experimental kicad schematic (lib) file import
    • a few bug fixes

    July 06, 2010


    • Double-sided boards (intro in blog)
    • Autosave (to restore your files in case Fritzing crashes, with thanks to Bryant Mairs)
    • Mounting holes and vias
    • Import for KiCad footprints
    • Sparkfun footprints (converted using the above importer, in contrib/svg/pcb)
    • Programming window (experimental, with thanks to Bryant Mairs)
    • Design rule check (for testing if your board has any production problems)
    • New parts: Arduino Mini, Arduino Fio, PICAXE, Darlington, ..
    • New examples: double-sided versions of some examples
    • Small improvements:
      • infoview is a little more informative and maybe a little faster
      • jumper items get a silkscreen layer
      • meta-key replaces alt-key in drag-functions under linux
      • mac dialogs more mac standardized (thanks to bryant mairs)
      • Bug fixes, including gold traces in schematic view, wires to nowhere in breadboard and schematic views

    April 16, 2010


    • fixes autorouter crash bug in 0.3.17b
    • fixes linux drag-n-drop crash bug in 0.3.17b
    • New basic parts: resonator, tantalum caps, multilayer caps, zener diode, schottky diode
    • New microcontroller parts: Wiring (incl. Mini and USB Adapter), Parallax Propeller, Parallax Basic Stamps (thanks to support from Wiring and Parallax)
    • SMD footprint support (though still single-sided)
    • Import of gEDA footprints (through parts editor, plus 1,000 converted footprints available in parts/svg/contrib/pcb)
    • Speed-ups in breadboard dragging and inspector
    • Visual distinction of plurals in parts bin
    • Layers palette
    • Drag-n-drop across sketch windows
    • Mouse wheel can be set to either scroll or zoom
    • ..and of course numerous bug fixes

    February 25, 2010


    • Snap to grid (experimental, switch it on in the View menu)
    • Use arrow keys to move parts around (hold Shift to move by ten steps)
    • Improved rats nest coloring (less obtrusive, and more reliable dimming if a net has been routed)
    • Replaced zoom widget by a nice slider
    • Now fits on netbook screens as well (side-effect of the above)
    • New parts: RGBB LED, LCD screen, slider pot, small rotary knob pot, Arduino pico (thanks to Brian Evans), more mystery parts
    • Dutch translation (thanks to Steven Noppe)
    • Bug fixes

    February 03, 2010


    • Chinese (Traditional) translation thanks to Robert Lee
    • Bug fixes
    • Linux version built with Qt 4.6.1

    December 23, 2009


    • new parts: mbed microcontroller
    • part search
    • snappier graphics performance courtesy of Qt 4.6
    • bug fixes

    December 11, 2009


    • New parts: Arduino Mega, XBee, ADXL accelerometer
    • Add text and images to pcb silkscreen for gerber export--this feature is still experimental
    • Resizable redesigned ruler
    • New examples: MIDI Drum Kit, Parking Assistant
    • Bug fixes

    November 26, 2009


    • more new parts
    • mystery parts with choice of footprints
    • export etchable includes board outline
    • print and export pdf now handle sketches bigger than a printer page
    • new ground and power symbol behavior in schematic view
    • bug fixes, including a couple of crash-bugs

    November 06, 2009


    Note this update fixes an error in 0.3.9 which we posted just hours ago. Sorry!

    • Revised footprints for many parts (bigger pads for easier manual production)
      • In order to make use of them in existing sketches, click on "Part > Select outdated parts".
    • New parts:
      • Customizable DIP & SIP ICs (no need to fiddle with the graphics outside of Fritzing anymore)
      • Customizable Resistor (any value is now allowed)
      • Editable labels for DIP, SIP and mystery parts
      • Pin headers, screw terminals and mystery parts in any length
      • Web-based part generator is therefore now obsolete
      • RFID reader module (thanks Tuommo)
      • DIN-5 MIDI jack
    • Many parts editor bug fixes
      • Connector editing should finally work reliably
      • Resizable, so that you have more space to look at a part
    • Real jumper wires with pads (for PCB layout, placed manually or during autorouting)
    • More translations
      • Russian translation (thanks Vladimir)
      • Chinese (Simplified) translation (thanks Ninjia and Yuelin)
      • Japanese translation (thanks Hiroshi)
      • Portuguese (European) translation updated (thanks Nuno)
    • ..and a lot more bug fixes and improvements.

    September 18, 2009


    • fixed some parts
    • Portuguese (European) translation (thanks Nuno)
    • bug fixes
    • new parts (including a new breadboard--thanks Giuliano)

    August 14, 2009


    • change the background color of a fritzing view (in the view menu)
    • Connector highlighting indicators can be changed from the standard red/green colors (in the preferences dialog)
    • ground and voltage symbols in schematic view
    • parts editor connectors an terminal points behavior improved
    • friendlier illustrator import inside parts editor (origin translation)
    • allMyParts bin generated on startup (to avoid user parts references loss)
    • Projects uploading in the webpage
    • many bug fixes

    July 03, 2009


    • Shift-dragging parts constrains movement to vertical or horizontal
    • Shift-dragging wires constrains the wire to 45° angles (also snaps to right angle lines when dragging a bendpoint)
    • Double-click to add/remove bendpoints
    • Support for fonts (for use in your part graphics - standard fonts supplied)
    • Parts Editor automatically converts pixels to inches (no need to do this by hand anymore!)
    • Autorouter now tries to route to previously routed traces and bendpoints, and routes ground traces last
    • Schematic view shows proper thick junction points
    • Tips & Tricks in the Help menu (for some handy shortcuts)
    • New parts: 74HC595 IC, new Arduino schematic
    • Parts library reordered (hopefully more sensible now)
    • Export jpg/png with white background
    • updated to Qt 4.5.2
    • Bug fixes (including the Gnome dock activation bug)

    June 23, 2009


  • parts editor crash bug fixed
  • ground fill generator ignores grounded traces
  • notes more visually consistent across platforms
  • wire clipping bug fixed
  • June 18, 2009


  • Exporting and importing part bins (for easier exchange)
  • Simple ground fill for PCBs (to make production less wasteful)
  • New part: Ruler (for simple measuring)
  • New examples: Op-Amp, Touch Switch (and lots of cleanup on the others)
  • Visual improvements to schematic view
  • Add a part to a bin directly from the sketch
  • Change wire color through context menu
  • Linux launch script compatible with all shells (thanks to ktq for the hint)
  • Many bug fixes, e.g.: svg exports, autorouter, parts editor (thanks to Shigeru for finding some of them)
  • June 02, 2009


  • User parts & bins are now stored in the app folder (makes updating Fritzing less painful for you)
  • Create bendpoints by simply dragging them out of a wire (also the bendpoints' look has been tuned)
  • Highlighting of equipotential connectors (when you mouse-down on a connector)
  • Highlighting of unconnected connectors in red (thanks for the suggestion, Kai)
  • Schematic view workflow now similar to PCB (with rat's nest and autoroute)
  • Rotating breadboard/Arduino/PCBs (even with parts connected)
  • Tweaks and bug fixes (particularly a couple of 0.3.0 crash bugs: thanks to jdolce, merlin13, and kotobuki for alerting us; also thanks to d.toliaferro for alerting us to another one)
  • May 19, 2009


    • Resizable and custom-shaped boards (just import one as svg) - Note: You now get a rectangle PCB by default, swap for the Arduino Shield if you need it
    • Gerber export (for sending your PCB to professional production)
    • Multiple parts bins (and more: shareable bins, parts import, drag'n'drop reordering)
    • Big performance boost (thanks to a new release of Qt)
    • New part: Relay (and did you see the web-based parts generator at http://fritzing.org/parts/generator?)
    • Italian translation (thanks Gianluca!)
    • Rotate boards (as long as they are empty)
    • Lots of other tweaks and fixes

    April 02, 2009


    • New parts: Pin headers
    • Parts Editor restyling
    • Bug fixes

    March 24, 2009


    • New parts: Arduino Nano, header pins/holes, screw terminals, tilt switch, antenna, USB plug, power plug,
    • First contributed parts: Stepper Motors from petbom!
    • Examples have descriptive notes with links
    • Mismatching connectors in parts editor: can be automatically fixed
    • Changing properties on a part now selects closest match instead of giving warning message
    • Bug fixes

    March 04, 2009


    • Shareable import was broken
    • Fat rat's nest wires in 0.2.1
    • Some new parts caused export failure

    February 27, 2009


    swapping was broken under linux and windows

    February 26, 2009


    • the new parts editor is officially released
    • french translation
    • new parts
    • many bugs fixed; many bugs created

    February 12, 2009


    • major parts editor improvements
    • better synchronization between schematic view and the other views
    • new mouse hover behavior
    • part swapping menus ordered numerically, when applicable
    • "tiny" and "half" breadboards added
    • added "mystery" parts as placeholders for parts Fritzing doesn't have yet

    February 01, 2009


    mac manual trace wrong color bug fix updated german translation

    February 01, 2009


    draw traces directly in pcb view traces aren't automatically cleared when there are changes to the board (deleting parts or connections still removes traces) export-etchable (was export diy) bug fixes simple text notes spanish translation (thanks to Kurt Badelt) some new and improved parts check for updates new examples

    January 21, 2009


    swapping was broken in 0.1.13b

    January 20, 2009


    two bug fixes around delete:

    • delete followed by view switch was crashing
    • delete followed by undo in pcb view was generating phantom parts

    January 18, 2009


    • fixed some cases in which the autorouter was incorrectly unable to route a trace
    • after the autorouter completes a trace, a clean-up function tries to eliminate some of the unnecessary zig-zags
    • the connection currently being traced is now highlighted
    • there's a 'stop this trace' button (next to the cancel autoroute button). if the autorouter gets stuck for too long on a particular trace (or you can see from the highlight that the trace would be blocked), clicking 'stop this trace' turns the current trace into a jumper wire, and the autorouter goes on to the next trace.

    January 17, 2009


    New stuff

    • Bill of materials export (to text file)
    • Simple labels for parts (more UI work to be done)
    • New examples for Optocoupler and Voltage Regulator

    Some major bug fixes

    • Autorouter: Jumping traces after autorouting (resulting in crossed wires)
    • Autorouter: Routing stopped before completion (certain parts were mistakenly treated as having buses)
    • Autorouter: Shift-click to remove bendpoint on traces crash
    • Export DIY: Wires not lined up propertly with parts they were connected to
    • Export DIY: Certain parts disappeared from export
    • Delete/undo bug causing view desynchronization
    • Part bug fixes on Optocoupler, Transistors

    January 09, 2009


    • Fixed a nasty copy/paste bug that could destroy your sketch (issue 409)
    • Fritzing in your language! Starting with German, more to follow.
    • Preferences dialog, currently just for language setting
    • New parts: H-Bridge, ATmega168, Temperature Sensor
    • IC part generator (so far only for experts, in the SVN)
    • ...and a number of further fixes and enhancements

    November 24, 2008


    Lots of improvements :)