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  • Candy
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    Originally posted by rubdos View Post
    There's a part in the recording that talks about this. Iirc, they're gonna use something called wxPython.
    So it still isn't a GTK3 user interface then.

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  • LaeMing
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    Nice! I am still using Eagle* because I am familiar with it, it does a perfectly adequate job and I don't have to pay for it (academic license eligible + no interest in commercial use), but keep a keen eye on KiCad, which isn't quite there for me UI-wise, but I am ever hopeful!

    * I use it at work on Win7, but not at home because I can't be bothered going outside my package manager to install software (my own time is far to valuable to me to waste it messing around with tedious closed-software installations!).

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  • rubdos
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    Originally posted by Candy View Post
    Nice piece of software but:

    > KiCad 6.0 is still a ways out from releasing but will feature a redesigned GTK3 user-interface [...]

    sudo dnf install kicad

    compat-wxGTK3-gtk2 x86_64 3.0.4-5.fc30 updates-testing 4.6 M
    compat-wxGTK3-gtk2-gl x86_64 3.0.4-5.fc30 updates-testing 35 k
    wxBase3 x86_64 3.0.4-5.fc30 updates-testing 1.1 M
    wxGTK3-i18n noarch 3.0.4-5.fc30 updates-testing 504 k

    Using wxGTK3 (as in the 5.x version) makes it a wxWidgets user interface mimicing a GTK3 user experience. A real GTK3 interface doesn't require all the wxWidgets overhead. So does this mean "will feature a redesigned GTK3 user-interface" mean that it gets a native user interface ?
    There's a part in the recording that talks about this. Iirc, they're gonna use something called wxPython.

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  • Candy
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    Nice piece of software but:

    > KiCad 6.0 is still a ways out from releasing but will feature a redesigned GTK3 user-interface [...]

    sudo dnf install kicad

    compat-wxGTK3-gtk2 x86_64 3.0.4-5.fc30 updates-testing 4.6 M
    compat-wxGTK3-gtk2-gl x86_64 3.0.4-5.fc30 updates-testing 35 k
    wxBase3 x86_64 3.0.4-5.fc30 updates-testing 1.1 M
    wxGTK3-i18n noarch 3.0.4-5.fc30 updates-testing 504 k

    Using wxGTK3 (as in the 5.x version) makes it a wxWidgets user interface mimicing a GTK3 user experience. A real GTK3 interface doesn't require all the wxWidgets overhead. So does this mean "will feature a redesigned GTK3 user-interface" mean that it gets a native user interface ?

    Leave a comment:


  • KiCad Open-Source PCB Design Software Keeps Working Towards Its Next Big Release

    Phoronix: KiCad Open-Source PCB Design Software Keeps Working Towards Its Next Big Release

    KiCad remains the leading open-source electronic design suite for PCB design and other features. KiCad had a successful 2018 with the software even being used by System76 as part of the daughter board PCB designs with Thelio desktop computer, but looking ahead the developers are still working towards version 6.0...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...pen-Source-PCB
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