wxwidgets crash in 5.0.0

Bug #1783037 reported by David Pearce on 2018-07-23
This bug affects 11 people
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Bug Description

Windows 10 64 bit clean install of new 5.0.0

Open pcbnew
Select Tools
The box attached pops up and KiCad freezes. Closing from the error box works.

Application: kicad
Version: (5.0.0), release build
    wxWidgets 3.0.3
    libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
    Boost: 1.60.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
    Curl: 7.54.1
    Compiler: GCC 7.1.0 with C++ ABI 1011
Build settings:

David Pearce (halzia) wrote :
Mark Roszko (mark-roszko) wrote :

Confirming the Windows package was compiled/packaged incorrectly.

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Confirmed
David Pearce (halzia) wrote :

This seems to not actually be a crash. The error dialog has grabbed focus and then hides behind the pcbnew window, making it unresponsive.
A work round is to minimise the pcbnew window and select cancel in the error box. This seems to work and then Tools seems to work

tags: added: packaging windows
Nick Østergaard (nickoe) wrote :

What installer did you use, the 64 or 32 bit version?

David Pearce (halzia) wrote :

The x86_64 bit from the main server on the Windows download page

Maciej Suminski (orsonmmz) wrote :

It is fixed in commit 30da1a3b (5.0 branch).

Chris Elliott (sembazuru) wrote :

Is the build option "KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=OFF" the issue here, or should I open a new bug report to complain about that not being set to "ON" to be able to use action plugins from the menu?

Ido Gendel (igendel) wrote :


KiCAD 5.0.0 Release Build, Windows 10, 64-bit install
"About" form says:
  wxWidgets: 3.0.3 Unicode and Boost 1.60.0
  Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200)

I have the same issue with Pcbnew, whenever I select/highlight the "Tools" menu item. I can close the error dialog box and continue using the other parts of the program (as far as I checked), but can't access the "Tools" menu no matter what.


Maciej Suminski (orsonmmz) wrote :

I think it is easily reproducible on all Windows installations, we need to recreate the installer to contain KiCad build in release mode.

Chris Elliott (sembazuru) wrote :

I found a package that appears to have the 30da1a3b applied. The KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU build option is ON. I don't get a wxwidgets crash when accessing the Tools menu in PCBNew, and all the action scripts that I have installed in "%APPDATA%\kicad\scripting".

Quick note for the peanut gallery. For the RC2-dev and RC3-dev nightlies I had my action script folders installed in "%APPDATA%\kicad\scripting\plugin". With the patched package that I found the Tools menu wouldn't list my plugins until I moved the actions script folders out of the plugin folder to %APPDATA%\kicad\scripting.

Maciej Suminski (orsonmmz) wrote :

Windows installer has just been updated, please try it out.

Changed in kicad:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Ido Gendel (igendel) wrote :

With the updated installer I don't see the error messages I did before.

However, I did not clean my system from the previous installation, where I already chose the option to "suppress further warnings". So I can't tell for sure whether it's actually the new installation that solved the problem or some settings that were saved. Sorry, I'm just a simple user :-)

Thanks for the effort!

Maciej Suminski (orsonmmz) wrote :

"Suppress further warnings" is valid only for a single session, so if you restarted KiCad and do not see the assert windows anymore, then it is all fine.

Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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