Install Fritzing 0.9.3b Electronic Circuit Design on Ubuntu Via sources

Aftab Javed

Aftab Javed
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Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for anyone. We offer a software tool, a community website and services in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, fostering a creative ecosystem that allows users to document their prototypes, share them with others, teach electronics in a classroom, and layout and manufacture professional pcbs.

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New fritzing release 0.9.3b   Continuously updated parts library   The fritzing parts library is now stored online at github and is automatically checkedfor updates on every launch. 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 to get new parts anymore!And we are actually using git itself inside of fritzing to do these updates, so this opens up many other use cases in the future, like for example direct user contributions.   Critical bug fix for messed up PCB traces   Many of you have been plagued by an annoying bug that occasionally caused PCB traces to get loose and flip around. It proved to be really 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 supportFritzing now looks properly on High-DPI (aka Retina) displays on all platforms. It’s not really high-res but scaling nicely according to the higher screen resolution. No more eye squinting with your fancy 4K screen!Easier handling of self-created partsCustom / self-made parts and bins used to be stored in a hidden location on your harddrive, which made it really annoying to edit them with an external tool such as Illustratoror 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 (.fzplus additional custom parts etc). This allows for proper versioning with systems like git or svn. For regular use, we still recommend using the standard .fzz format, which by the way is just a zip bundle of these files.Thanks to Sergio Oller (zeehio) for this contribution!File type associations & iconsfzz, fzb, fzp, etc. now also have shiny file icons on Mac OS X (thanks to scribblemaniac)and Ubuntu Linux (thanks to el-j).  To get them to actually show up, you will need to wait a little on Mac for them to override the cache, and on Linux  you have to run the script.Install Fritzing 0.9.3b1. Download the latest packages, Linux 32-bit or Linux 64-bit, from the official link below:    2. Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T keys. When it opens, run below commands one by one:  

$ cd ~/Downloads

$ tar -xvf fritzing-*.tar.bz2

$ sudo mv fritzing-* /usr/share/fritzing

$ sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/fritzing.desktop

 It will launch an empty file, copy and paste the followings into this empty file, as shown in following screenshot.  

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Electronic Design Automation software

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Save the file, and now run following command on terminal to automatically install this desktop file on your ubuntu system.3. Create application shortcuts only

  • Go to Home Folder –> File System –> usr –> share –> applications.
  • Right click your favourite icon, choose Copy To –> Desktop 
  • Click select
 4. Change picture icon
  • Select Properties 
  • Select icon from /usr/share/fritzing/icons/fritzing_icon.png 
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Success install Fritzing 0.9.3b Electronic Circuit Design in Ubuntu.