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Re: 5.1.0-rc1


On 2/6/19 5:34 PM, Nick Østergaard wrote:
> @Wayne
> It is enabled with phoenix and gtk3 as default for Archlinux AUR
> @Steven
> You may find inspiration here:
> https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/PKGBUILD?h=kicad-git
> Make sure to use the correct wxWidgets_CONFIG_EXECUTABLE, I don't remember what they are called on fedora, but I think there are two wx-config binaries on fedora if you have wxgtk with both gtk2 and gtk3.
> Nick
> On Wed, 6 Feb 2019 at 22:59, Steven A. Falco <stevenfalco@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:stevenfalco@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>     On 2/6/19 2:38 PM, Carsten Schoenert wrote:
>     > Am 06.02.19 um 20:00 schrieb Wayne Stambaugh:
>     >> Any idea the number of unique downloads?  I'm guessing not many users
>     >> install from experimental.
>     >
>     > Yes, people need to know that they want to use a version from
>     > experimental, so the base is rather small. But I can't say anything
>     > about the user base that is using the version from testing/unstable
>     > and/or experimental.
>     > Looking at the pocon chart for kicad and kiacd-libraries in detail there
>     > are about 900 installations of the package kicad-libraries that is only
>     > available since version 5.0.0. Given that there are about 3000 kicad
>     > installations recorded than that means that over 60% are using older
>     > versions.
>     >
>     > https://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=kicad
>     >
>     > But popcon only is a bad indicator as it's up to the user to contribute,
>     > we wont see data from people that don't can submit data because of
>     > firewalls etc.
>     > The popcon chart has made some bump after the packages of version 5.0
>     > hit the archive and are currently quite near the all time high.
>     >
>     > You would need also to have a look into all the downstreams of Debian,
>     > the biggest is of course Ubuntu. So it's difficult to say how big the
>     > user base on Kicad 5.x on Debian and downstreams really is.
>     >
>     > ...
>     >> I'm not sure what the issue is with glm and gcc but it has been rather
>     >> annoying.  Hopefully clang wont make any changes that breaks the build.
>     >
>     > I can build the current head with clang and also can use the output as
>     > usual. So far I've understand the problem it's "just" because of the C++
>     > standard. I've seen some more warnings (than build with gcc) while build
>     > was running.
>     >
>     I tried running a Fedora build with wxGTK3 and that seemed to go ok.  I then tried enabling KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON_PHOENIX, but I'm not sure what library KiCad is looking for.  I get this:
>     ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'wx'
>     CMake Error at CMakeModules/FindwxPython.cmake:52 (message):
>       wxPython/Phoenix does not appear to be installed on the system
>     I'll try to figure it out, but if anyone has a suggestion of what the library package might be called, that would help.

It built.  I took a very cursory look, and the basics appear to work.  However, at some zoom levels it looks weird, as shown in the attached screen shot - varying line widths in text and wires.  I think some of this has been discussed previously, but I'm not sure what the resolution was.


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