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Re: OS X Packaging Update


Great work OSX developers and packagers!  It looks like we are finally
getting close to providing regular OSX bundles.  Many thanks to all who
made this possible.


On 10/30/2014 10:01 AM, Adam Wolf wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Things are progressing very well on the OS X packaging front!
> Every time bzr is updated for lp:kicad, a Mac build is generated, and
> every night, a clean build is generated and packaged as a dmg.  Miguel
> is working on fixing my SSH credentials on the server, so I can push the
> build logs and dmgs.
> I've done my best to script a dmg creator that matches what end-users
> expect from downloaded Mac applications.  I think it is very good at
> this point.
> You can see an image of what it looks like inside one of these dmgs,
> attached to this email.
> The build log is included with every package, and also will be uploaded
> next to every package, so that you don't have to download the entire
> package to see a build log.
> The package is currently around 200 megs.
> The README is dynamically generated at package time.  A sample one
> follows.  Please let me know if you have any additions or suggestions:
> KiCad
> =====
> KiCad is an EDA software suite for the creation of professional schematics and printed circuit boards up to 32 copper layers. KiCad runs on Windows, Linux and OS X and is released under the open-source GNU GPL v2 free of charge.
> With KiCad you can create schematic diagrams and printed circuit board up to 32 copper layers. KiCad comes with a rich set of libraries with 3D models as well.
> KiCad is a mature EDA software tool under active development by a team of developers and a vibrant user group. KiCad team counts three main developers and a dozen of regular contributors.
> Documentation
> =============
> Documentation is available in this disk image under docs/, and is available online at http://www.kicad-pcb.org/.
> Changelog
> =========
> You can browse the changelog at https://bazaar.launchpad.net/~kicad-product-committers/kicad/product/changes.
> Reporting Issues
> ================
> The KiCad developers are working hard to provide quality, binary releases to our users.  As of September 2014, the OS X package is under heavy, active development.
> If you encounter issues with this software, please report a bug at https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad.
> To help us, please include the details from "About This Build" in this file or the name of the download file (kicad-r*.dmg).  Please also include the output from running the following command in the Terminal:
>     sw_vers
> About This Build
> ================
> KiCad revision: r5237
> Packaged on 20143010-034759
> Packaging script revision: r20
> Build script revision: r20
> QA/Testing:
> At the moment, I have set up another OS X machine running a freshly
> installed 10.10.  I haven't installed anything else, and I am testing
> the Kicad packages on there, and then once I have tested them, I am
> reverting the system back to the state as it was "freshly installed."
>  This is not ideal at all, but every day these packages aren't available
> is another day I spend 20 minutes replying to people asking me where Mac
> builds are :)
> What's Left:
> * Automated uploads to the website.  I poked Miguel about this recently,
> and he says he'll try to get to it today.
> * The current Mac build appears to have some dependencies beyond what we
> include in the bundle.  For example, on a freshly installed 10.10 system
> with this bundle, I cannot open pcbnew.  I verified this myself.  A
> tester reported to me that he was able to fix it by installing brew,
> libpng, libpixman, and libfontconfig.  I have not verified that fix yet.
> The error is: 06:53:16: dlopen(/Volumes/Contents/PlugIns/_pcbnew.kiface,
> 10): image not found
> 06:53:16: IO_ERROR: Fatal Installation Bug
> missing file:
> '/Volumes/Contents/PlugIns/_pcbnew.kiface'
> argv[0]:
> '/Volumes/Kicad/Kicad/pcbnew.app/Contents/MacOS/pcbnew'
> from
> /Users/jenkins/remoteroot/workspace/KiCadMacBuild/kicad/common/kiway.cpp
> : KiFACE() : line 219
> It appears that it is looking for Contents/PlugIns/_pcbnew.kiface at the
> wrong place, and I am not sure why installing those libraries would fix
> that problem.  I am going to pull this out into its own email so
> discussion of this doesn't get merged with other nightly build questions.
> * Including libraries?  Not sure about this one.
> What has been done:
> * We redid our build cluster in a way that we could let in other people,
> and not see the rest of the Wayne and Layne internal projects.  I hope
> to get some more people in the packaging group, and this was a crucial
> first step.
> * We have an OS X machine for building, and an OS X machine for testing,
> and can restore it to the "freshly installed" state very easily.
> Thanks,
> Adam Wolf
> Cofounder and Engineer
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