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I just noticed that my patch was reverted with reference to a build failure
with gcc 4.9.2

Could you share the error messages too?
Also curios which platform uses such ancient compiler. I tried msys2, it
only has gcc back to 5.1 and even debian stable uses 6.3.

I'm more than willing to put in the work to fix the issue but would like
some pointers on how to replicate it, unless it's something I can easily
figure out from error listing.


On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 9:58 AM Andrew Lutsenko <anlutsenko@xxxxxxxxx>

> Thank you Seth,
> Any chance this can be pushed to 5.0 branch too?
> > Keep in mind that the SWIG-based interface will (hopefully) be retired
> soon in favor of a fully-abstracted KiCad scripting language.
> Oh. When that happens there hopefully will be a transition period to give
> plugin writers a chance to migrate to this new language?
> When you say fully-abstracted Kicad language, that means it's own syntax
> and complete isolation from existing vast ecosystem of libraries that
> python has?
> Or is some interoperability planned?
> Regards,
> Andrew
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 8:53 AM Seth Hillbrand <seth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> This compiles cleanly and does not appear to have negative side effects
>> so I pushed it.  I made a small change to the boilerplate in math.i.
>> Keep in mind that the SWIG-based interface will (hopefully) be retired
>> soon in favor of a fully-abstracted KiCad scripting language.  But since
>> that goal is still in the future, this patch may be useful in the interim.
>> Thank you for your contribution to KiCad.
>> -S
>> Am Di., 24. Juli 2018 um 20:30 Uhr schrieb Andrew Lutsenko <
>> anlutsenko@xxxxxxxxx>:
>>> Hello,
>>> Can someone take a look at my patch please?
>>> It's my first so if I didn't submit it correctly please bear with me, I
>>> believe I did everything according to developers documentation.
>>> It would be great to see this in next release. Patch applies cleanly to
>>> both 5.0 branch and master.
>>> Regards,
>>> Andrew
>>> On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 6:05 PM Andrew Lutsenko <anlutsenko@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I figured it out, please see attached patch for the fix.
>>>> On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 3:46 AM Andrew Lutsenko <anlutsenko@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> I tried adding this in kicad.i
>>>>> #include <geometry/shape_line_chain.h>
>>>>> %include <geometry/shape_line_chain.h>
>>>>> It compiles and SHAPE_LINE_CHAIN type shows up in pcbnew.py
>>>>> But I need VECTOR2I as well to get the actual coordinates. However
>>>>> adding math/vector2d.h header in a similar way leads to following
>>>>> linking
>>>>> error that I am not sure how to fix:
>>>>> D:/devtools/msys64/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/7.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe:
>>>>> CMakeFiles/pcbnew_kiface.dir/objects.a(pcbnew_wrap.cxx.obj):pcbnew_wrap.cxx:(.rdata$.refptr._ZN7VECTOR2IiE10ECOORD_MINE[.refptr._ZN7VECTOR2IiE10ECOORD_MINE]+0x0):
>>>>> undefined reference to `VECTOR2<int>::ECOORD_MIN'
>>>>> D:/devtools/msys64/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/7.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe:
>>>>> CMakeFiles/pcbnew_kiface.dir/objects.a(pcbnew_wrap.cxx.obj):pcbnew_wrap.cxx:(.rdata$.refptr._ZN7VECTOR2IiE10ECOORD_MAXE[.refptr._ZN7VECTOR2IiE10ECOORD_MAXE]+0x0):
>>>>> undefined reference to `VECTOR2<int>::ECOORD_MAX'
>>>>> Can someone who understands swig help me figure this out?
>>>>> On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 12:36 PM Andrew Lutsenko <anlutsenko@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Hello Kicad team,
>>>>>> I'm writing a pcbnew action plugin that needs to read footprint pad
>>>>>> coordinates and shape.
>>>>>> I had no trouble figuring out all shapes except for custom one. It is
>>>>>> represented by SHAPE_POLY_SET which has a corresponding python type
>>>>>> but to
>>>>>> get actual vertex coordinates you have to either call one of Iterate()
>>>>>> variants or get polygon outlines with Outline(). They both return
>>>>>> objects
>>>>>> (ITERATOR and SHAPE_LINE_CHAIN) that are pointers and have no useful
>>>>>> attributes. As far as I understand they just don't have corresponding
>>>>>> swig
>>>>>> bindings so they are not exposed properly in python.
>>>>>> Am I missing some obvious way to read custom pad polygon data in
>>>>>> python?
>>>>>> If not, what would it take to add that?
>>>>>> I don't understand much about how swig configuration works but cursory
>>>>>> glance at Kicad source suggests that there needs to be an import for
>>>>>> shape_line_chain.h in common/swig/kicad.i, similar to shape_poly_set
>>>>>> import.
>>>>>> If you are curious about what the plugin does, here are some of it's
>>>>>> results, generated from Kicad demos:
>>>>>> http://plugindemo.bitballoon.com/1/
>>>>>> http://plugindemo.bitballoon.com/2/
>>>>>> http://plugindemo.bitballoon.com/3/
>>>>>> #2 above has a solder bridge with custom shape pads that are not
>>>>>> rendered.
>>>>>> Links are short lived.
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>> Andrew
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