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Re: OpenCascade dependency version bump


Hi Seth,

 I think it would be good if someone could check that everything works OK
on Windows with non-ascii characters in the path.  At the time I created
the support for STEP a patch (an awful hack really) was needed for OCE and
OCC just didn't work.  I think OCC fixed the issues a few years later but
I'm not 100% sure.  There is also a possibility that a natively built OCC
works fine but one built within MinGW won't be able to handle non-ASCII
characters in paths.


On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 4:07 AM Seth Hillbrand <seth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Folks-
> After a transition period, we are officially dropping support for the
> OpenCascade Community Edition (OCE) fork.  The official OpenCascade
> releases (libocct for most *nix distros) fix a number of bugs in 3d model
> loading and export.
> The effect of this in KiCad is that we are dropping the build flag
> KICAD_USE_OCE.  Developers should change their builds (if they haven't
> already) to the flag KICAD_USE_OCC, which has been the default for the past
> couple of months.
> Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
> Seth
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