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Re: Experience compiling latest HEAD
On 29/06/2021 12:39, Jeff Young wrote:
Windows and Mac are single platforms, so the KiCad team builds those. We also build the Linux flatpak, which is statically linked (to 3.1).
Except that the flatpak I installed yesterday is of version 5.1.10 and
that one at least is linked to wx 3.0. If there is another version of
kicad available as a flatpak I am unaware of it.
I need (because of the new lib formats) a 5.99 linked to wx 3.1.
I did try to self-compile, but the DRI linkage stuff broke. I still
don't know why.
Could the team consider making a flatpak of kicad-nightly available,
linked to wx 3.1.x (not necessarily latest), and document on the
relevant page how to install and use it for those like me who are unused
to the flatpak?
It’s all the Linux distros that we can’t do much about.
I'm not saying it's ideal to use the possibly broken -dev version of wx, but IMO it is worse to use the actually broken "stable" version of it
He he… yeah, that about sums up the state of wxWidgets. ;)
I presume KiCad 6 will be released after wx 3.2 is released (stated by
their releases page as 'hopefully in September 2021').
I personally feel the project would be much better off using Qt because
it's a far better supported and designed framework, but I guess that's a
question for another era!
On 29 Jun 2021, at 11:44, Ruth Ivimey-Cook <ruth@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
wxwidget 3.1 is the development version for the upcoming stable version
3.2 which possible breaks the API/ABI with every new version that is
getting released. That makes this software breaking other software too
often and by this unfit to get introduced into Debian unstable, it
simply make to less sense.
Despite this, both the Windows and MacOS builds are using wx 3.1, somehow or other....
I'm not saying it's ideal to use the possibly broken -dev version of wx, but IMO it is worse to use the actually broken "stable" version of it.
If needed, select a good-enough build of wx3.1 from the repo I referenced and link kicad statically to it, so there can be no pollution of other apps.
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