Build Instructions for RenumKicadPCB on Linux Mint

Recently Alan Miller pointed out that my Windows MSI installer had the debug version bundled which requires different DLLs. I fixed that but I had migrated to a new laptop and so ran into some issues I will have to revisit. See the link to a fixed MSI below, which I will add to the github page. I will have to revisit this problem but I want to make headway on the Kicad/Renum integration (I can’t do too many things at the same time).

In our interchange I discovered Alan was in fact doing most of his work in Linux and yet was using RenumKicadPCB under Windows. I suggested he build a Linux version to save having to move files, etc., to a Windows PC.

Although I had built and tested under Ubuntu, Alan ran into a few problems. One is that I used a linux reserved keyword default in the source on line 86 of RenumGUI0v0_410.cpp. He changed that to def so the proper code should be:

wxSize StringtoSize(std::string &SizeString, wxSize def )
wxSize retval;
retval.x = atoi(SizeString.c_str());
retval.y = atoi(SizeString.substr(( SizeString.find(‘,’) + 1 )).c_str());
if ((0 == retval.x) || (0 == retval.y))
retval = def;

I’ll probably use something else when I update the source.

In addition he had to tweak the make instructions:

g++ -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -DWXUSINGDLL -D__WXGTK__ -pthread -I/usr/local/lib/wx/include/gtk3-unicode-3.1 -I/usr/local/include/wx-3.1 -O0 -g3 -Wall -c -fmessage-length=0 -MMD -MP -MF”src/RenumGUI0v0_410.d” -MT”src/RenumGUI0v0_410.o” -o “src/RenumGUI0v0_410.o” “src/RenumGUI0v0_410.cpp”

g++ -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -DWXUSINGDLL -D__WXGTK__ -pthread -I/usr/local/lib/wx/include/gtk3-unicode-3.1 -I/usr/local/include/wx-3.1 -O0 -g3 -Wall -c -fmessage-length=0 -MMD -MP -MF”src/RenumKicadPCB_Base.d” -MT”src/RenumKicadPCB_Base.o” -o “src/RenumKicadPCB_Base.o” “src/RenumKicadPCB_Base.cpp”

g++ -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -DWXUSINGDLL -D__WXGTK__ -pthread -I/usr/local/lib/wx/include/gtk3-unicode-3.1 -I/usr/local/include/wx-3.1 -O0 -g3 -Wall -c -fmessage-length=0 -MMD -MP -MF”src/RenumKicadPCBClasses.d” -MT”src/RenumKicadPCBClasses.o” -o “src/RenumKicadPCBClasses.o” “src/RenumKicadPCBClasses.cpp”

g++ -pthread -L/usr/local/lib -L/home/alan/wxWidgets-3.1.3/lib -o “RenumKiCadPCB0410” ./src/RenumGUI0v0_410.o ./src/RenumKicadPCB_Base.o ./src/RenumKicadPCBClasses.o -lwx_gtk3u_xrc-3.1 -lwx_gtk3u_html-3.1 -lwx_gtk3u_qa-3.1 -lwx_gtk3u_core-3.1 -lwx_baseu_xml-3.1 -lwx_baseu_net-3.1 -lwx_baseu-3.1 -lgtk-3


I will, of course, get around to updating all this on github but I am dealing with several issues concurrently so I thought it best to document it now in case I forgot or lost the instructions.


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