Friday, May 24, 2013

madparts release 1.1

A new release of the madparts functional electronics footprint editor is available.

Important changes are:

  • py2exe simple Windows installation: just unzip the zip file and execute madparts.exe
  • linux packages for madparts and pyv8 for Debian and Ubuntu i386 and x86_64
  • a ton of bug-fixes
  • various internal code cleanups
  • simple built-in command line interface for listing of libraries and import and export of footprints
For downloads, and more details head over to the website. As always, don't hesitate to contact me with questions or feedback at or use the github bugtracker.

The next release will normally contain support for KiCad, but I first I need to learn working with it :)

madparts running on macosx


Fabrizio Tappero said...

Is this a custom-made language? why did not just use python?

great work !

Joost Yervante Damad said...

It is coffeescript. I did not use python mostly because it is not as compact as coffeescript. And I like coffeescript.

Wayne Gramlich said...

Given that you are heading towards KiCAD, I just thought I would point you at some code that I wrote that extracts some IPC-7351 footprints from the FreePCB library and converts them to the KiCAD format. Here is the URL: PCB Footprints. I have no idea whether what I have done is compatible with your project.

Joost Yervante Damad said...

Thanks Wayne, I'll take a look.