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Re: 5.1 stable release


On 12/16/2018 1:35 PM, Seth Hillbrand wrote:
> Am 2018-12-16 13:24, schrieb Eeli Kaikkonen:
>> Someone in the user forum asked how to compile with GTK3
>> (https://forum.kicad.info/t/force-gtk3-build/14173). I still don't
>> know. I just upgraded Kubuntu to 18.10 and had also to reconfigure
>> KiCad compilation from scratch. But I didn't notice there anything
>> about GTK3 and don't know what the dependencies are.
> Hi Eeli-
> The appropriate flag is -DwxWidgets_CONFIG_OPTIONS="--toolkit=gtk3"
> The dependencies are the same as for gtk2, substituting the gtk3
> versions of wxWidgets.
> Best-
> Seth

The other option assuming you have the gtk3 variant of wxwidgets
installed (if not `sudo apt-get install libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-dev`) you can
make that your default wxwidgets version by running `sudo
update-alternatives --config wx-config` and select the appropriate
version of wx-config.  You should be able to build kicad normally.

If you want to compile using phoenix and python 3 you need to install
python-wxgtk4.0.  I seem to remember having to install another package
to get the dev headers but I don't remember what that was off the top of
my head.  Once you have the python packages installed you can build

I've successfully build kicad this way on both Debian testing and Ubuntu



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