Kicad nightly / External plugins


i am using the last nightly version from repository and pcbnew still does not see plugins. Do i need any special version of Kicad ?

Check your version info under Help-> About kicad


you’ll need a version compiled with python support.

Yes, one with scripting enabled build for your platform (which I can’t guess).

Yes, it is off. It is no good because i am using Ubuntu 18.04 and there is still some problem with compilation.
There are some errors like wxPython, wxWidgets gtk2/gtk3 and i did not find how to fix it.

Now you know why it is off in the official package :wink:

Does anyone know whether KiCad 5, either a stable Version 5.0.x (or a later nightly) can be compiled under Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS with KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON ? Where can I check? Thanks for any pointers!

I believe it should work in nightlies, but just haven’t been enabled

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I think ubuntu 16.04 should still offer the wx python libs compiled against gtk2. This should allow you to compile kicad with python support under this system.


Found that the nightly built for my platform has KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON … saved me the compilation effort. Thanks!

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