Release version 1.0.2

2024-01-02

Fritzing 1.0.2 is a feature release. It has been tested on Windows 10, Windows 11, macOS Ventura, macOS Monterey, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 22.04. It is designed to work on all Linux variants with glibc >= 2.31 (64 bit Intel/AMD).

Changes since 1.0.1.
Copper fill

The Copper Fill algorithm is now vector based. This fixes a number of bugs along, especially with Ground Fills, most prominent the annoying horizontal gaps in the copper fill. It results in higher precision, and more predictable behavior. It also enables a number of Gerber improvements and new features for PCBs in the future. The old rasterized copper fill algorithm was kept available, so you may compare the two against each other.

Fab upload

Refactored fab upload. We can now send properties like width and height along with Gerber, IPC and BOM. At the same time this will shorten the development cycle when adding new features or fixing bugs.

Data structure

We've upgraded Fritzing's data management, fixing several issues that led to discrepancies between views, missed errors in Design Rule Checks, and invisible, uneditable 'ghost' connections in the netlist. To rectify these in existing sketches, a simple delete-and-undo action on the problematic elements will clear the bugs. These improvements, which affect numerous example projects, should result in more reliable and understandable behavior from Fritzing going forward.

Testing infrastructure

We've significantly enhanced automated testing, allowing us to conduct hundreds of Fritzing sessions every minute.

Moved to Qt 6.5.3.

Just the due maintenance.

OS Requirements

Minimum macOS Version is now Big Sur, before it was Catalina. Windows and Linux requirements didn't change, but Linux now must use OpenSSL 3, support for OpenSSL 1.2 was dropped)

GitHub Issues

In addition, with some overlap, the following issues on github were solved:

  • #4091 A sch wire does not snap to grid for existing wires
  • #4071 Breadboard view misaligned when directly opening a fzpz
  • #4077 Parts Editor crashes clicking on empty schematics
  • #4079 Undo often doesn't work for B├ęzier curvatures
  • #4035 Voltmeter is reading incorrect value when probe is disconnected
  • #4046 Text lost on Redo
  • #4093 Hover text for parts and connectors not readable in dark mode with Qt 6.5.3
  • #4083 Crash in LockManager
  • #4092 Double-clicking ratsnest lines creates ghost connections

Known issues: Known issues: The simulator does not work on Big Sur.