[bug#36440] Add FreeCAD
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John Soo Sept. 3, 2019, 3:10 p.m. UTC
Hi all,

One quick update.  I fixed the freecad patch which included a bad change
and rebased on master of today.
QtWebKit succeeded this time and with opencascade-oce freecad builds and
Switching to opencascade-occt does not build. It fails with `ld: cannot
find -lXmu` when building the PartDesigner module.

Thanks again,


On Tue, Sep 3, 2019 at 5:22 AM John Soo <jsoo1@asu.edu> wrote:

> Hi Ludo, Jonathon, Bjorn, RIcardo, Paul  and everyone,
> * Paul:
> > One of the dependencies is OpenCASCADE.  You may wish to switch the
> > opencascade-oce input to opencascade-occt, which is now available.  See
> > commit 37dc29200c44adc0474476b8df46ed44e8a1d41a.  The occt version is
> > more up-to-date than the oce version.
> I just tried building opencascade-occt and there was a failure in the test
> suite: https://paste.debian.net/1098482/
> I did replace opencascade-oce with occt in the hopes that it will have
> better support in the future.
> There is also the issue of the bundled (though heavily patched) SMESH
> library. If I get some time soon, I can take another look at unbundling it.
> * Bjorn and Jonathon, about qtwebkit:
> > qtwebkit seems to fail on master as well and it needs long to build, so
> > I can't do it locally on my laptop:
> > It also seems that qtwebkit is failing to build in some cases for me now.
> > http://ci.guix.gnu.org/build/1488065/details
> I found qtwebkit failing for me, too, so I was unable to build freecad
> with the most recent patches. The dependencies build ok though.
> * Ricardo:
> > We do have a later version of HDF5: hdf5-1.10, that’s version 1.10.4.
> > Is this enough?
> Yes it is, I used hdf5-1.10 for libmedfile.
> > Do we really need SoQT?
> I removed SoQT and freecad build properly before qtwebkit failed.
> * Bjorn:
> > medfile: Is there a specific reason you chose 3.x, instead of the
> > available 4.0.0? If you, could you add a comment of why?
> I was using what amounted to the pre-release of v4. I replaced with the
> release version now that it is out.
> > License is GPLv3+
> I changed the license.
> >libarea: Also licensed under GPL v3 (files under "pocket" directory).
> I added this license instead
> * Johnathon:
> > - Maybe elaborate a bit more in the description, I have no idead what
> > "lupdate, rcc and uic" is :P
> I am sorry, I looked through the documentation and I don't know what they
> are.
> > - Is there a reason why we don't run the tests?
> I recently tried to run the tests for all of the pyside tools (shiboken2,
> pyside2, and pyside2-tools).
> All fail to find libcxx files. I did not have a lot of time to work on it,
> but I was successful in just using the official libcxx@6.X without tests.
> Strangely the issue only happens when building the tests.  I have added
> FIXME where appropriate.
> Previously I had a hand-rolled package strictly for the pyside2 toolchain
> which I removed.
> > - No newlines in the description after a sentence, just two whitespaces
> :)
> Thank you, I fill-paragraphed.
> > - description: What is a MED file?
> I added much more detail from the salome-platform Med documentation.
> > https://bitbucket.org/Coin3D/coin/downloads/
> > ...
> > This one:
> >
> https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/trunk/PKGBUILD?h=packages/libspnav#n13
> I used the releases for coin3D and libspnav. I am worried now about coin3D
> because bitbucket is going to drop support for mercurial repos next year.
> * Some further notes:
> There are now several optional qt modules that are not correctly found
> when building pyside2.
> I am not sure if this is a bug with pyside or our packages.  The package
> builds properly and freecad runs, though (supposing opencascade-occt will
> work).
> All the patches are rebased to a pretty recent master (just a day or so
> ago). Thanks for all your help!
> - John


Paul Garlick Sept. 3, 2019, 7:45 p.m. UTC | #1
Hi John,

> Switching to opencascade-occt does not build. It fails with `ld:
> cannot find -lXmu` when building the PartDesigner module.

libxmu is one of the opencascade-occt dependencies.  It might make
sense to propagate this input in the opencascade-occt package

Could you test whether FreeCAD builds successfully with a libxmu input?
There may be other dependencies that need to be propagated too.

Best regards,


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From 6149b0d87f87eee79372c8e95e62dcde945f048a Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: John Soo <jsoo1@asu.edu>
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2019 19:05:37 -0700
Subject: [PATCH 07/10] gnu: Add libspnav.

* gnu/packages/engineering.scm (libspnav): New variable.
 gnu/packages/engineering.scm | 36 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 36 insertions(+)

diff --git a/gnu/packages/engineering.scm b/gnu/packages/engineering.scm
index 54bf5a7b69..9ef985b9f9 100644
--- a/gnu/packages/engineering.scm
+++ b/gnu/packages/engineering.scm
@@ -13,6 +13,7 @@ 
 ;;; Copyright © 2019 Tim Stahel <swedneck@swedneck.xyz>
 ;;; Copyright © 2019 Jovany Leandro G.C <bit4bit@riseup.net>
 ;;; Copyright © 2019 Steve Sprang <scs@stevesprang.com>
+;;; Copyright © 2019 John Soo <jsoo1@asu.edu>
 ;;; This file is part of GNU Guix.
@@ -2145,3 +2146,38 @@  well as conversion and validation tools for input and output data.  The
 specification can be downloaded at @url{http://3mf.io/specification/}.")
     (home-page "https://3mf.io/")
     (license license:bsd-2)))
+(define-public libspnav
+  (package
+    (name "libspnav")
+    (version "0.2.3")
+    (source
+     (origin
+       (method url-fetch)
+       (uri (string-append
+             "https://downloads.sourceforge.net/spacenav/libspnav-"
+             version ".tar.gz"))
+       (sha256
+        (base32
+         "14qzbzpfdb0dfscj4n0g8h8n71fcmh0ix2c7nhldlpbagyxxgr3s"))))
+    (build-system gnu-build-system)
+    (inputs
+     `(("libx11" ,libx11)))
+    (arguments `(#:tests? #f))
+    (home-page "http://spacenav.sourceforge.net/")
+    (synopsis
+     "Library for communicating with spacenavd or 3dxsrv")
+    (description
+     "The libspnav library is provided as a replacement of the magellan
+library.  It provides a cleaner, and more orthogonal interface.  libspnav
+supports both the original X11 protocol for communicating with the driver, and
+the new alternative non-X protocol.  Programs that choose to use the X11
+protocol, are automatically compatible with either the free spacenavd driver
+or the official 3dxserv, as if they were using the magellan SDK.
+Also, libspnav provides a magellan API wrapper on top of the new API.  So, any
+applications that were using the magellan library, can switch to libspnav
+without any changes.  And programmers that are familliar with the magellan API
+can continue using it with a free library without the restrictions of the
+official SDK.")
+    (license license:bsd-3)))