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Re: OSX suggestions.
Dick Hollenbeck <dick@...>
Sun, 30 Mar 2008 22:28:00 -0500
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Marius Kintel wrote:
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
Both of these should be easy to fix. I asked in my other response for
a commented patch to the msgpanel code. Gutting the pcbnew load of the
drawing calls was on my list of things to do anyway.
Another missing piece is making the CMake build system work for the
I am surprised at this, really. Has Apple made it hard to compile and
link a program? Or is CMake not available on the Mac?