is a free/open source, flexible, modular Printed Circuit Board editor
for design of professional and hobby boards.
is feature-rich and compatible
has a long history, fast paced development, and big plans.
is part of the coralEDA ecosystem.
| Version Control || svn://repo.hu/pcb-rnd/trunk (mirrors)
| Download || source releases | binary releases (windows)
| Comments, feedback, patches || live chat with the developer |
or contact the lead developer
Mailing list: pcb-rnd list.repo.hu (send a mail with subject: subscribe) (archives)
| Contribution and support ||
How to join or contribute
We are looking for help and sponsoration/donation.
A major supporter is NLnet
Do you have a feature request?
| Key features ||
editor for multilayer Printed Circuit Boards
scriptable in 10+ different scripting languages
parametric footprint generation, web footprints
modular code with a flexible plugin system
fits well in a UNIXy workflow
supports CLI and server applications
active development, frequent releases
friendly and efficient developer and user community
predictable development cycles
compatible with KiCad and gEDA/PCB, understands Eagle and Protel/Autotrax file formats
| Supported platforms ||
Linux desktop (various distributions, from source)
official packages in Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora and Mageia
Arch Linux (user package)
Mac OS X
Windows (7, 8, 10)
(Likely: any 90's UNIX system with motif)
Screen resolution as small as 800x600
GUI options: motif/lesstif, gtk-gdk, gtk-gl
What is -rnd?
|| Developers try to respond on user needs, adding features that are actually needed by current users.
Response Not Delayed
|| Bugreports, user requests and patches submitted are answered ASAP. There are no patches bitrotting for months. There are no forgotten bugreports.
(Brave, hard decisions)
| There is a constant experimentation with new features and directions. We are willing to try strange/unusual ideas without risking the stability of the daily workflow.
| Instead of talking and ranting a lot about what could work better, we just sit down and make it work better.
| Slim, generic core; most of the code organized in replacable plugins. Most plugins depend only on the core.