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Re: OSX suggestions.
On Mar 30, 2008, at 6:53 PM, emmedics4 wrote:
I've some time to spend on the OSX port of Kicad, someone has a todo
list of the work to do ?
The most serious issue, which makes KiCAD not work on Mac, is the
previously discussed issues related to invalid use of graphics
contexts with wxWidgets-2.8. Earlier, it was possible to revert to
wxWidgets-2.6, but this old version is not maintained any longer, and
fails to build on Leopard.
One alternative which popped up, was to try building the Mac port
using X11. In not particularly in favor of this option, but it _might_
prove to be an easier solution to have a build which technically runs
To fix this properly (i.e. using the native wxWidgets-2.8), I think
KiCAD's drawing code should be reorganized to only redraw when
triggered from a paint event. My peeks into this so far indicates that
this is mainly an issue with statusbar rendering, as well as redraws
while reading a design file. The problems are most visible in the
Another missing piece is making the CMake build system work for the
Unfortunately, I don't have enough time to spare to dig into these
issues, but I'm more than willing to help out testing, discussing,
code reviewing etc.
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