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Re: Experience compiling latest HEAD


I compiled latest HEAD (master) from the gitlab repo, using dev packages as required (e.g. glew) from Kubuntu except for the wx 3.1 build, which came from https://repos.codelite.org/wx3.1.5/ubuntu/ ; (codelite maintain a set of builds of it for different distros).


On 28/06/2021 16:53, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
Which version of KiCad are you talking about, 5.1 or master?  Where are
you getting your Kubuntu KiCad package, Kubuntu or the KiCad PPA?  The
decision to build against wxWidgets 3.1 is up to the disto package
developer if you are using the disto's package.

On 6/28/21 11:38 AM, Ruth Ivimey-Cook wrote:

I'm using Kicad on Kubuntu 21.04 with a 4K screen, and experience the
'tiny fonts' problem on it. I got fed up with that a few days ago and
noticed the recommendations that wxWin 3.1 fixes many issues. I first
tried to install the 'flatpak' build, but couldn't do so, so then I
compiled it from scratch. It took a little while but I did get to a
build (re: the recent GLEW posts, that was a problem for me also).

The project screen loaded fine and displays the fonts very nicely...
however, pcbnew fails (either directly or via project window) with a DRI
failed to authenticate message. Having looked around, I think this could
be because I'm using the nVidia driver for my GTX1060 GPU which doesn't
play nice with DRI. However, the officially-compiled kicad versions
(including nightly) work fine in that regard, so I'm not sure what is
happening there.

So, this is a long post to say:

     Please incorporate wx 3.1 into the Linux build, as you have for the
Win and Mac builds, because wx 3.0 is broken.

Also, it would be good to know (if it is known) what happened with DRI 2.


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