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Bug#888476: ITP: kicad-templates -- read to use project templates for KiCad

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Carsten Schoenert <c.schoenert@xxxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : kicad-templates
  Version         : 5.x.x+$date
  Upstream Author : KiCad Community
* URL             : https://github.com/KiCad/kicad-templates
* License         : CC-BY-SA 4.0 with exception*
  Programming Lang: Plain text
  Description     : read to use project templates for KiCad

KiCad is a cross platform and Open Source EDA (Electronics Design Automation)
suite which can be used for the creation of electronic schematic diagrams and
PCB artwork. The flexibility is mainly based on libraries for schematic symbols,
footprints and 3D models. But it also offers a template mechanism which makes it
easy for user to base their work on prepared projects which can include
prearranged schematic and or basic PCB layouts.
Really common examples for such templates are well prepared PCB layouts for the
Arduino boards but also for Raspberry PI or BeagleBone.

Such templates are currently installed by kicad-common. Due the regular updates
to the kicad-templates library it's difficult to follow that dynamic development
with the more contrary static preparation of point releases of KiCad without
(the mostly unneeded) completely rebuild of the existing src:kicad package.
Like done for the schematic symbols, footprints and 3d-packages this ITP is to
move out the templates into a own source package and make package maintenance
easier. For the users this brings more frequent updates of the KiCad community

The package will be maintained in the pkg-electronics-team together with
Jean-Samuel Reynaud (maintainer of the daily build PPA for Ubuntu).
We will try to keep the package the same in Debian and Ubuntu. More Co
maintainers are welcome!

*License exception
"To the extent that the creation of electronic designs that use 'Licensed
Material' can be considered to be 'Adapted Material', then the copyright
holder waives article 3 of the license with respect to these designs and
any generated files which use data provided as part of the 'Licensed

more license information http://kicad-pcb.org/libraries/license/