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Re: Scripting build on Windows


Thanks Brian,  It makes full sense to me,

In the end, with this dependency removed, the user can install cairo later
to it's python installation, and
make use of it if he wanted to do in his own scripts,

Cheers! :)

2012/10/26 Brian Sidebotham <brian.sidebotham@xxxxxxxxx>

> On 26 October 2012 10:20, Miguel Angel Ajo Pelayo <miguelangel@xxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > Thanks for your effort Brian,
> >
> >     Not sure if it's possible to remove the Cairo dependency in wxPython
> may
> > be it's worth trying.
> >
> >    In the other hand, I had some usage planned for Cairo (like SVG
> > rendering, which could be *cool* when we wanted to build web services
> based
> > in pcbnew libraries or similar, for example).
> >
> >   What do you think? :)
> As far as I know wxPython should be exposing the wxWidgets API to
> python. As such I don't see it getting merged into the main source
> tree if it brings a Cairo dependency with it. I'm not sure why it
> would have this dependency.
> The GAL project
> https://code.launchpad.net/~kicad-testing-committers/kicad/kicad-gal
> still rumbles on which will provide a much needed Graphics Abstraction
> Layer to KiCad. This means that Cario or Open-GL or ... can be used
> for the graphics backend, but more importantly it doesn't lock us in
> to a single backend. It's an important project and Torsten and Dick
> appear to have done a lot of work on it. It'll be very exciting to see
> the fruits of that work when it's merged in.
> So I don't think KiCad should have a Cario dependency directly. I will
> change the wxPython setup.h file tonight and build without cairo for
> Windows and we'll see how it goes.
> Best Regards, Brian.


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