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Fritzing

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:40 am
by bensimmo
So I've seen Fritzing mentioned and used in the MagPi and other places.
A quick search in Add/Remove Software and I've found two packages and installed them.


Now it's an old version and tells me there is a lovely new update with a lot of Pi revisions.

Unfortunately there is no up to date Pi program, all this old version has it the original Pi, pre + and that doesn't even work, the A errors out so I closed it.

So is this another of those Debian controls it problems that keeps being encountered, can RaspberryPi do anything about that and maintain an up to date version we can use in schools (and add it in the pixel menu as an option).
It looks like it has the potential to be useful, but not in its current form.

Especially when the kids see them in the MagPi etc and like the idea, a search of the forum show Fritzing mentioned but nothing about installing. At least within the past year (which is the release window of the newest version)

Re: Fritzing

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:12 am
by fruitoftheloom
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/fritzing


There is a newer package in Stretch Testing version 0.9.3b, which was released 9 months ago. Change your Raspbian Jessie repositories to Stretch, install fritzing...

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fritzing
.....then change your sources back to Jessie

Re: Fritzing

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:31 am
by bensimmo
Thanks, for most setups it would have to wait, but my home setup that will be fone.
It would be nice to get this in the default Raspian/x86 deb*. Pixel distributions.
It's used a lot in MagPi and the teaching documents, at least that what assume was used for these pictures https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/ph ... worksheet/

If it's simple enough to use, it would be good for making good documentation and teaching to document their work.
Much nicer than half arsed drawings.


*I've not looked what version that is up to.

(It's looking like a lot of things are needing, well working better with, the 'stretch hack' ;-))

Re: Fritzing

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:22 pm
by bensimmo
fruitoftheloom wrote:https://packages.debian.org/jessie/fritzing


There is a newer package in Stretch Testing version 0.9.3b, which was released 9 months ago. Change your Raspbian Jessie repositories to Stretch, install fritzing...

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fritzing
.....then change your sources back to Jessie
It tells me there are unmet dependencies etc list them (all libqt5xxxxx things) and says it not going to be installed...

E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages



Oh well

Switched back and refreshed.

Re: Fritzing

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:23 pm
by jtmoderate876
I was trying to run fritzing on Windows 10 and, even after "unblocking" the ZIp file, extracting and running it I could not import (unable to open file - any file).

I tried running as administrator, and some other things and gave up.

Thought I would try on pi per above suggestions but I had a different set of problems: No parts, etc.

Came across a post elsewhere and this worked:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fritzing-parts
sudo apt-get install fritzing-data
sudo apt-get install fritzing

(at least so far, so good)

Re: Fritzing

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:23 pm
by fruitoftheloom
jtmoderate876 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:23 pm
I was trying to run fritzing on Windows 10 and, even after "unblocking" the ZIp file, extracting and running it I could not import (unable to open file - any file).

I tried running as administrator, and some other things and gave up.

Thought I would try on pi per above suggestions but I had a different set of problems: No parts, etc.

Came across a post elsewhere and this worked:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fritzing-parts
sudo apt-get install fritzing-data
sudo apt-get install fritzing

(at least so far, so good)

Yes exactly as posted above a year ago except Stretch is now a Stable Release and offers latest fritzing version 0.9.3b ( http://fritzing.org/download/ )

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/fritzing

fritzing-parts is a suggested package in the above link:

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/fritzing-parts

Though fritzing-data is a good extra not shown in links above:

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/fritzing-data