I have a small script I would like to run from within Pcbnew and so I am after some clarification on the External Plugin option for KiCAD on Windows 10.
On Windows 10, I have KiCAD 5.0 stable release. In there I see the “Tools->Scripting Console”. There is no “Tools->External Plugins…” option as described in the documentation. I can run the script from the “Scripting Console” but I was wondering if there would be a way to enable the “External Plugins…” option in the stable release?
On a Ubuntu virtual environment, I upgraded the KiCAD install with “apt-get” and now I have the nightly build there. On that install, I can see the “External Plugins…”. I followed thenote on Pcbnew plugins to register my script as an External Plugin and the script works fine.
Though I have a workaround of using the “Scripting Console” it would be nice if I could see this under the “External Plugins…” option.
Version: (5.0.0), release build
libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
Compiler: GCC 7.1.0 with C++ ABI 1011