Building a small wxWidgets library (linux)

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Building a small wxWidgets library (linux)

Post by maabaum » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:22 pm

Has anyone worked out a definitive list of the feature options that can be safely disabled in the Audacity-modified wxWidgets 3.1.3 libraries? In a mood of idle curiosity, I tried to compile a minimalist version using the suggested list of unnecessary features given in the instruction document: wxWidgets/docs/gtk/ . In retrospect, this might have been naive.

In any event, the make process rapidly blows up due to a variety of unmet requirements apparently set elsewhere in the config files, things like wxUSE_MIMETYPE, wxJoystick, wxUSE_SVG, usw. I had kind of thought the document might have been specifically tailored for building wxWidgets for use with Audacity, but maybe it's an artifact from earlier times.

Anyway, I wondered if anyone had ever worked out the minimal configuration for use with Audacity.

I was building this under Fedora linux (33) if that matters.


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Re: Building a small wxWidgets library (linux)

Post by steve » Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:23 pm

Audacity needs:

The total size of these shared object files is about 14.3 MB.

These are built automatically when Audacity is configured with:

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On Ubuntu 18.04, I generally build Audacity with:

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cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -Daudacity_use_ffmpeg=loaded -Daudacity_use_wxwidgets=local ..
make -j8
or for a debug build:

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cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug -Daudacity_use_ffmpeg=loaded -Daudacity_use_wxwidgets=local ..
make -j8
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