I uploaded the new stable version of FidoCadJ, the multiplatform graphical editor for electronics. For the moment, only the Java archive (jar) file and the MacOSX bundle have been updated. I hope the Win installer will be updated soon.
Here is what it has been done in version 0.24.2:
I just upgraded the last release candidate (FidoCadJ 0.24.1 theta) to the "stable" 0.24.1 version.
Here is a list of what it has been done in this version:
the Files section of the FidoCadJ project here on Sourceforge is now organized as follows:
The base folder contains the files for the FidoCadJ binary distributions (installers for several operating systems and the multiplatform jar file).
The "manuals" subdirectory contains the FidoCadJ user manual, translated in several languages.
The "misc" subdirectory contains various files related to FidoCadJ.... read more
a major upgrade of the FidoCadJ (a simple and intuitive editor for electronics), with a lot of bugfixes and new features. Check it out at:
Here is the list of changes:
version 0.23.5 of FidoCadJ is out.
A lot of bug fixes and an important new feature: almost all primitives can be associated to a "name" and a "value" text string, as it was done for macros.
Let us know what do you think about this release.
version 0.23.2 of FidoCadJ is finally out. The last preliminary version seemed sufficiently stable to promote it to a stable release. Here are the new features:
Voici quelque chose qui fera plaisir aux utilisateurs français de FidoCadJ.
Grâce à des remarques très bienvenues de la part de Geo Cherchetout, j'ai implementé un bon nombre de corrections sur le manuel français du logiciel. Maintenant, la nouvelle version devrait être nettement plus agréable à lire et aussi plus claire.
Comme toujours, je vous rappelle que je suis très ouvert à vos suggéstions pour améliorer FidoCadJ, ainsi que son manuel (quelqu'un a envie de traduire les bibliothèques du logiciel, par exemple ?)
I added a few days ago the files containing a new version of FidoCadJ: the 0.23.1. I added the interactive preview when introducing macros in a drawing.
I have a problem with my CVS client and I could not commit the new version of the source code. I hope anyway I can solve this problem in a few days.
Dear all FidoCadJ users,
I decided that the preliminary versions were sufficiently stable and thus I published a new official FidoCadJ version: 0.23.
The list of news is quite long. Here are a few:
- new dash styles, and arrows
- introduction of a strict FidoCad for Windows compatibility mode
- use of a finite width stroke for tracing schematics
- better integration with Windows systems
- redraw speed has been vastly improved
- Courier New instead of Courier is the new default font (like FidoCad for Windows)
- you can choose a font for text objects and macros
- grid redraw improved
- better selection of small objects at very high zoom
- you can split non standard macros when saving or copy/pasting
- better selection and redraw of macros when layer "circuit" is not shown
- the Edit menu now includes Mirror and Rotate items
- better undo/redo handling
- the library IHRaM 2.1 is not distributed along with FidoCadJ... read more
This is the debut of FidoCadJ on SourceForge. I hope that this software will be well received by the Open Source community.
Basically, FidoCadJ is a Java program which uses the FidoCad format for drawing electrical schematics as well as simple printed circuit boards. Those drawings can be easily embedded in a very compact text code in a Usenet message.
This feature has determined the spread of the FidoCad format on the italian Usenet community since mid '90, but until FidoCadJ, it was difficult to use it on a non-Windows system. FidoCadJ runs in every operating system on which a reasonably recent Java runtime environment is installed.
Feel free to use FidoCadJ, give hints on improvement, submit bugs tracking and discussing in the forum.
I am also searching for people who would like to participate to the coding, translate FidoCadJ to different languages or work on the standard symbol library.