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Re: improving how Kicad is presented to people


Hi Fabrizio,

I maintain a PPA with debian/ubuntu packages built any day that there are
changes in the testing tree. (My terminology may not be 100% correct.)

I can talk with the current package maintainer and see about updating this
more often, especially before the freeze before a new Ubuntu release, which
is every 6 months.

I am not sure what is the norm for packages, but I think it would be
reasonable to update the Ubuntu/Debian trees every month or two, especially
given the rate of progress.

I can look into this over the next week.

(If this was double posted, I apologize.  I sent this from an email address
not subscribed to the list a few hours ago.)

Adam Wolf
On Apr 14, 2012 5:09 PM, "Fabrizio Tappero" <fabrizio.tappero@xxxxxxxxx>

> Hello,
> in a fresh ubuntu installation, people (I think) get their software
> mainly via Synaptic or via the pretty cool and equivalent Ubuntu
> software Center.
> If a guy wants to get kicad in this way, he would end up with the
> version 0.0.20110616-1 and will be soon redirected here:
> http://iut-tice.ujf-grenoble.fr/kicad/
> Now, it is my opinion that the health of kicad could be improved a
> little by working on a better image to the public which would attract
> more users and more developers.
> I think it would be worth doing something about it and I therefore
> would like to:
> 1 offer a better css file that could improve the look  of  the
> mentioned website.
> 2 offer a better icon and screen-shot  for the Ubuntu software Center
> 3 understand if it is possible to get a newer kicad version on the
> Ubuntu software Center
> Can please anybody comment on these actions. Especially the number 3.
> thanks
> Fabrizio
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