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Re: wxWidgets 2.9 build

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
Cc: Peter Geoghegan <peter(dot)geoghegan86(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: wxWidgets 2.9 build
Date: 2011-01-15 19:52:50
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I hope we can support both versions. 2.9 will be a great help on Mac
as we'll be able to use the Cocoa port.

On 1/15/11, Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info> wrote:
> Hi,
> Le 15/01/2011 20:33, Peter Geoghegan a écrit :
>> I'm having a go at getting pgadmin to build against the development
>> branch of wxWidgets, 2.9. I intend to first get a clean WxGTK build,
>> and perhaps move on to other WxWidgets platforms afterwards. I note
>> that the wxWidgets/contrib directory that is present in wxWidgets 2.8
>> that the various shell scripts and whatnot in ./xtra/wx-build cd into
>> and make within are absent from 2.9.
> If you get wxGTK to work, it should be easy to make it work on Windows
> and Mac OS X.
>> My understanding is that some of the contrib libraries made it to wx
>> core, while others were taken off to the wxCode add-ons website due to
>> the fact that they weren't being maintained.
> +1
>> I have some preliminary thoughts on how we should go about doing this.
>> I have attempted to run make against 2.9, while using the --ignore
>> flag to get some concept of the full extent of breakage, by grepping
>> through over 10 megabytes of errors.
>> The OGL (Object Graphics Library) contrib library, which we have a
>> dependency on, is missing. WxCode indicates that the now separately
>> distributed lib only supports 2.8. See
>> . I will take a
>> run at getting this to work against 2.9, and failing that will ping
>> the maintainer and get his thoughts. Worryingly, wxCode says it's of
>> ALPHA status. I have downloaded it separately. The sourceforge
>> datestamp on ogl.tar.gz is '2007-03-28' - perhaps we should fork OGL
>> and maintain it in the pgadmin tree directly ourselves. I have some
>> concerns about the licencing though - apparently the wxWindows licence
>> is an LGPL variant, so doing this would, I believe, constitute
>> creating a derivative work, whereas we were merely "using" the work
>> before as defined by the licence.
>> I see a lot of ambiguous overload errors. Ambiguous
>> sysSettings::Write() and ctlListView::AppendItem() calls abound. This
>> looks like it's down to Wx 2.9's new unicode handling (see
>> I'll take another look tomorrow.
> I totally support this work. I really wish pgAdmin be compatible with
> 2.9. This will be a really hard work but a needed one.
> But, just to make this perfectly clear right at the beginning, I'm
> totally opposed to commit such a patch while wxWidgets 2.9/3.0 is not
> available on Linux distros.
> --
> Guillaume
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