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Re: Compiling KiCAD release version March 2011


On 03/21/2011 04:00 PM, Milind Gupta wrote:
> Thanks for the reply. I did go through the CMAKE steps. I am following
> these steps:
> http://www.valvers.com/OpenHardware-KiCad
> But compilation gives these errors.
> Milind
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Dick Hollenbeck <dick@xxxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:dick@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>     >
>     > Am I missing something in the setup? \
>     CMake?

The interesting thing about those instructions is that it highlights the
[new?] fact that wxWidgets can now be built on Windows without MSYS, or
CYGWIN.  This is a significant development.

And if true, it now means that CMake can probably drive the invocation of
wxWidgets build process:

cd wxMSW-2.8.11/build/msw
mingw32-make -f makefile.gcc SHARED=0 UNICODE=1 USE_OPENGL=1 BUILD=release
mingw32-make -f makefile.gcc SHARED=0 UNICODE=1 USE_OPENGL=1 BUILD=debug

using CMake's "external project" mechanism.

I could be hired to help you, but I won't spend a moment on Windows for free.


But with this information, I expand my suggestion that a Windows developer
also enhance or write a CMake script so that it builds everything needed for

This way it knows what is built, and where it is.  The same can be one on
linux for Windows, as I mentioned late last week.  But this is an expansion
of the idea to include:

on Window for Windows.

Code blocks is a side show in this discussion and plays no role in building
if CMake is the underlying build tool.


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