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Re: Experience compiling latest HEAD


On 6/28/21 12:34 PM, Ruth Ivimey-Cook wrote:
I have v5.1 from http://ppa.launchpad.net/kicad/kicad-5.1-releases/ubuntu/

In the short term, we will probably continue to package 5.1 with wx 3.0. This is primarily to ensure that our python scripts aren't broken by Python 3 which is require when building with wxWidgets 3.1.

And the kicad built nightly v5.99 from http://ppa.launchpad.net/kicad/kicad-dev-nightly/ubuntu/

And it's v5.99 I was asking to include wx 3.1.

I though we had changed our nightly Ubuntu builds over to 3.1 but apparently not. Maybe our PPA package dev can comment about what it would take to do that. I've been using 3.1 on Debian testing for quite a long time now and it seems to be stable and it also fixes a lot of issues.


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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