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Re: wxPython-gtk3 woes
Maciej Suminski <maciej.suminski@xxxxxxx>
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:48:08 +0200
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In the bug reported for Ubuntu bionic (lp:#1762432) there are three
- libwxgtk3.0-0v5:amd64 (wxWidgets/GTK2)
- libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-0v5 (wxWidgets/GTK3)
- python-wxgtk3.0 (wxPython/GTK3)
My guess is that some applications may depend on wxWidgets/GTK2, and
wxWidgets/GTK3 is simply installed as a dependency of wxPython/GTK3.
On 04/10/2018 02:36 PM, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
> For our v5 release, I guess we are going to have to disable wxPython on
> the platforms who insist on building wxPython with gtk3. We can start
> looking at the transition to gtk3 and wxPhoenix during v6 development.
> Are distros actually shipping with wxWidgets built with gtk2 and
> wxPython built with gtk3? This seems to be the case if I'm reading this
> correctly. If they are, the question is why?
> On 4/10/2018 7:35 AM, Maciej Sumiński wrote:
>> It seems the easy solution to me too. I just wonder how many people rely
>> on the Python shell or GUIs done with wxPython.
>> On 04/10/2018 01:32 PM, Jeff Young wrote:
>>> I never got KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON to work on my Mac, and I can’t say I’ve missed it.
>>>> On 10 Apr 2018, at 12:26, Maciej Sumiński <maciej.suminski@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Apparently mixing wxWidgets-gtk2 and wxPython-gtk3  is not only an
>>>> Arch issue anymore, as the upcoming Ubuntu release (bionic) also
>>>> provides wxPython package built against gtk3 [package: 2, bug report: 3].
>>>> There are two things we can do to fix the problem for v5:
>>>> - Backport python-wxgtk3.0 package built against gtk2. This way
>>>> everything works as it used to be, but only for the nightlies. For the
>>>> official release the users would be forced to add a PPA providing the
>>>> backported package and it sounds troublesome.
>>>> - Disable KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON, as there is still available
>>>> libwxgtk3.0 package  build against gtk2. The drawbacks are that the
>>>> Python shell in pcbnew and scripts taking advantage of wxPython to
>>>> display a GUI will not work anymore.
>>>> In other news: Ubuntu bionic also ships wxPhoenix .
>>>> 1. https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1747677
>>>> 2. https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/python-wxgtk3.0
>>>> 3. https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1762432
>>>> 4. https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/libwxgtk3.0-0v5
>>>> 5. https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/python3-wxgtk4.0
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