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Re: Help building on F16


Le 09/01/2013 02:38, Rick Walker a écrit :
I've been trying to build kicad from source on a 64bit Fedora 16
platform.  I'm trying to use the official wx-widgets rpm files
that are released with Fedora.

When I do "cd build; cmake ../" I get:

[ 43%] Built target bitmaps
[ 43%] Building CXX object
  In file included from
  /home/walkerr1/kicad_src/include/wxstruct.h:46:0, from
  error: #error "You must use '--with-gnomeprint' or '--with-gtkprint' in your wx library
  configuration." make[2]:
  *** [common/CMakeFiles/common.dir/dialog_about/AboutDialog_main.cpp.o]
  Error 1 make[1]: *** [common/CMak

Any hints on where I should put these config strings?    I poked
around in the wx lib sources grepping for "with-gtkprint" and it
didn't help me much.
They are wxWidgets build option when invoking ./configure to build wxGTK (try ./configure --help). You also can use wxWidgets 2.9.4 (mandatory on Windows) without these options.

We've been doing some really high density layouts with lots of blind
vias.  I've got a laundry list of things that could be improved
for buried vias and would like to get to the point of contributing
some patches.
We do not have a lot of feedback about buried vias. Certainly there is place for enhancements.
I've also been plotting our designs on a large format plotter.  The HPGL
output always draws wires with zero width, and does not implement
polygon filling.  Same with DXF.  Even with "filled" checked, all the
pads and lines are drawn with disconnnected arcs and line segments.  I
think these problems are easy to fix by just making the plotting code
slightly more sophisticated.  HPGL is quite capable of doing
filled polygons.  That's the other place I'd like to contribute.

Thanks and kind regards,
Rick Walker

I am not a DXF specialist.
However, AFAIK, generic DXF format does not know filled lines (or arcs). They are output as sketch shapes. ( From my point of view DXF is one of most stupid and obscure formats I have seen )
Do not expect filled shapes when using a DXF viewer.

HPGL should plot lines and arcs OK. There is perhaps a bug here.
Filled polygons are not correctly handled.

Jean-Pierre CHARRAS

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