For our v5 release, I guess we are going to have to disable wxPython on
the platforms who insist on building wxPython with gtk3. We can start
looking at the transition to gtk3 and wxPhoenix during v6 development.
Are distros actually shipping with wxWidgets built with gtk2 and
wxPython built with gtk3? This seems to be the case if I'm reading this
correctly. If they are, the question is why?
On 4/10/2018 7:35 AM, Maciej Sumiński wrote:
> It seems the easy solution to me too. I just wonder how many people rely
> on the Python shell or GUIs done with wxPython.
> On 04/10/2018 01:32 PM, Jeff Young wrote:
>> I never got KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON to work on my Mac, and I can’t say I’ve
>> missed it.
>>> On 10 Apr 2018, at 12:26, Maciej Sumiński <maciej.sumin...@cern.ch> wrote:
>>> Apparently mixing wxWidgets-gtk2 and wxPython-gtk3  is not only an
>>> Arch issue anymore, as the upcoming Ubuntu release (bionic) also
>>> provides wxPython package built against gtk3 [package: 2, bug report: 3].
>>> There are two things we can do to fix the problem for v5:
>>> - Backport python-wxgtk3.0 package built against gtk2. This way
>>> everything works as it used to be, but only for the nightlies. For the
>>> official release the users would be forced to add a PPA providing the
>>> backported package and it sounds troublesome.
>>> - Disable KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON, as there is still available
>>> libwxgtk3.0 package  build against gtk2. The drawbacks are that the
>>> Python shell in pcbnew and scripts taking advantage of wxPython to
>>> display a GUI will not work anymore.
>>> In other news: Ubuntu bionic also ships wxPhoenix .
>>> 1. https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1747677
>>> 2. https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/python-wxgtk3.0
>>> 3. https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1762432
>>> 4. https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/libwxgtk3.0-0v5
>>> 5. https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/python3-wxgtk4.0
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