Kicad nightly / External plugins


#1

Hello,

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


#2

Check your version info under Help-> About kicad

If
KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=OFF

you’ll need a version compiled with python support.


#3

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


#4

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.


#5

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


#6

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!


#7

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


#8

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.


#9

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