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jbaylor
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KiCad

Hello,

Has anyone looked at making a PortableApp version of KiCad? It is a GPL electrical engineering tool for generating schematics and printed circuit board designs.

Its home is http://www.kicad-pcb.org

Thanks for your feedback,
Jeff

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i have been looking for a program like this

i really hope it is able to be made portable

i can't try it until it is because i have a dl limit on my internet usage so i don't go over budget

i'm not wierd, i'm just different

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This Used To Exist

I have seen a "Development Test Release" of KiCad Portable (I actually have it installed with my PortableApps), but I can no longer find the thread. Does anyone know about this project? Has it been depreciated?

Here is the text from my installation's AppInfo.ini file:

[Format]
Type=PortableApps.comFormat
Version=2.0

[Details]
Name=KiCad Portable
AppID=KiCadPortable
Publisher=KiCad & PortableApps.com
Homepage=PortableApps.com/KiCadPortable
Category=Education
Description=KiCAD Portable is an open source (GPL) software for the creation of electronic schematic diagrams and printed circuit board artwork.
Language=Multilingual
InstallType=Multilingual

[License]
Shareable=true
OpenSource=true
Freeware=true
CommercialUse=true

[Version]
PackageVersion=2012.01.19.0
DisplayVersion=2012.01.19.0 Dev Test 1

[Control]
Icons=1
Start=KiCadPortable.exe

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Portable files for KiCAD
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Template?

Looks like the files linked to (above) are an in-progress version that is not much more than a modified version of the PortableApps template (i.e. it's missing the exe file). Are you (or were you) working on making KiCad portable?

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I Did It

So I've went ahead and tried to learn how to make an app portable, and so I've made a copy of KiCad Portable. I'll post a link as soon as I figure out how to upload it to Sourceforge.

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Any luck? I would really like

Any luck? I would really like to have KiCad portable...

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Status Update

Oh, yes, here's where I'm at: I have a test release of KiCad Portable, and was about to upload it to Sourceforge, but I noticed that there's already a project there called KiCad Portable. So I wasn't sure what to do. Create a new project? If so, what should I call it?

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Your KiCad Portable update

I managed to download that development version of KiCad Portable when I saw it on the site. I noticed that you have a (Newer?) version but have not uploaded it to sourceforge due to there already being one there. could you just send me a copy to my email address OR just upload it to sourceforge with a different name like KiCad Dev Portable or just KiCad B Portable? I'm actively using the old dev version. Just want to see about an upgrade if available. Thanks.

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New KiCad Portable Version

Yes, I've completely neglected to continue work on this. I'll find that old version and try to upload it sometime this weekend. I'll post again here after I do.

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New KiCad Portable Version

Thanks for your reply. I was just checking to see if you might have found the old (updated?) version yet? Anyway thanks again for your reply.

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Sorry

Sorry, I've been bogged down this weekend. I'll try to find it tonight.

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Someone Beat Me

I found my version, ready to upload, but it looks like someone else beat me to it. The link is: https://sourceforge.net/projects/kicad4-portable/

This version is 4.0.4. Mine, which I never uploaded, is 4.0.1. The latest (non-portable) version from http://kicad-pcb.org is 4.0.5. So perhaps it would be better to use this version instead of mine?

So now, what do we need to do to get this released?

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Update - Contacted Author

I contacted the author of the KiCad Portable found here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/kicad4-portable/ asking if they intended to submit it for beta testing on PortableApps.com. I'll post again if they reply.

If I do not receive a reply, I'm not sure what to do. Can I submit someone else's work for beta testing and ultimately for hosting on this site?

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Update - Author replied

The author replied to my email, saying they intended to submit KiCad Portable for Beta testing when they returned from holiday. They didn't say when that would be.

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Dev Test

I have released a modified version of 4.0.5. See: https://portableapps.com/node/55837

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