Pcbnew stuck on loading ANY file

Regardless if invoked standalone or from within the Kicad main menu. pcbnew does not load any file. Progress dialog stuck at 0. No action whatsoever.

It was ok with yesterday’s pull off of master :sunglasses:


Application: KiCad

Version: (5.99.0-14313-g1f6a5ff9e0-dirty), release build

wxWidgets 3.1.6
libcurl/7.74.0 GnuTLS/3.7.1 zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.9 libidn2/2.3.0 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.3.0) libssh/0.9.5/openssl/zlib nghttp2/1.43.0 librtmp/2.3

Platform: Linux 5.11.0-16-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK, xubuntu, x11

Build Info:
Date: Jan 15 2022 10:48:07
wxWidgets: 3.1.6 (wchar_t,wx containers) GTK+ 3.24
Boost: 1.74.0
OCC: 7.5.2
Curl: 7.74.0
ngspice: 31
Compiler: GCC 11.0.1 with C++ ABI 1016

Build settings:

Why that version? The latest master is 6.99, not 5.99.

6.00 is now a stable version and 6.99 is a nightly for the adventurous. It seems strange that you got 5.99 if you downloaded in the last few days. (Actually you downloaded tomorrow. :laughing:)
Maybe you are trying to go backwards in version somehow…you are not actually running a recent (1-2 weeks) version.

Been expecting exatly that questuion :rofl:
The version string in the repository still reads 5.99.
Needs to be updated.

I am not so knowledgeable about Linux but can you try installing & running the stable version? I think that should give you 6.0.

regardless of changes in master the local …/build/kicad_build_version.h
since the verison number change assembles as below

/* Do not modify this file, it was automatically generated by CMake. */


  • Define the KiCad build version strings.
    #ifndef KICAD_VERSION_H
    #define KICAD_VERSION_H

#define KICAD_VERSION_FULL “(5.99.0-14316-g3f70d2bb3c)”
#define KICAD_SEMANTIC_VERSION “6.99.0-unknown”
#define KICAD_WIN32_RC_PRODVER 6, 99, 0, 0
#define KICAD_WIN32_RC_PRODVER_STR “6.99\0”
#define KICAD_WIN32_RC_FILEVER 6, 99, 0, 0

#endif /* KICAD_VERSION_H */

Thanks Jeff :sunglasses:, or was it Seth :rofl:

Not sure what you are talking about. Version string was updated a month ago.
You didn’t pull the changes correctly if you still had 5.99.

What’s more interesting is wxWidgets 3.1.6…which isn’t released nor complete

Simply pull master and you’ll get 3.1.6
Appears to work fine as far as Kicad is concerned.