Candle cnc 1.2b on Linux
If you would like to test latest (yet already quite old) Candle on Linux machine, you could face the same problems as I did – so few tips how to make it work.
I still think UGS platform is a better choice in many cases – but sometimes Candle may be necessity (I have found problem with UGS and Fusion 360 gcode files)..
Anyway, you may face this kind of compilation errors and configuration problems with latest 1.2b source code:
First problem, in my case, was unknown optimization switch in Makefile (-Z7) – so erase it (three places in Makefile).
/usr/lib/qt5/bin/uic frmabout.ui -o ui_frmabout.h /usr/lib/qt5/bin/uic widgets/sliderbox.ui -o ui_sliderbox.h g++ -c -pipe -Z7 -Fdrelease\candle.pdb -O2 -Wall -W -D_REENTRANT -fPIC -DUNIX -DsNan="65536" -DAPP_VERSION=\"1.2b\" -D_USE_MATH_DEFINES -DQT_NO_DEBUG -DQT_OPENGL_LIB -DQT_WIDGETS_LIB -DQT_GUI_LIB -DQT_SERIALPORT_LIB -DQT_CORE_LIB -I. -isystem /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5 -isystem /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/QtOpenGL -isystem /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/QtWidgets -isystem /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/QtGui -isystem /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/QtSerialPort -isystem /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/QtCore -I. -I. -I/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/mkspecs/linux-g++ -o main.o main.cpp g++: error: unrecognized command line option ‘-Z7’; did you mean ‘-Z’?
Second problem was compilation error because of language changes:
frmmain.h:73:17: error: looser throw specifier for ‘virtual const char* CancelException::what() const’ 73 | const char* what() const override | ^~~~ In file included from /usr/include/c++/9/exception:38, from /usr/include/c++/9/new:40, from /usr/include/c++/9/bits/stl_construct.h:59, from /usr/include/c++/9/bits/stl_tempbuf.h:60, from /usr/include/c++/9/bits/stl_algo.h:62, from /usr/include/c++/9/algorithm:62, from /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/QtCore/qglobal.h:142, from /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/QtGui/qtguiglobal.h:43, from /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/QtWidgets/qtwidgetsglobal.h:43, from /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/QtWidgets/qapplication.h:43, from /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/QtWidgets/QApplication:1, from main.cpp:4: /usr/include/c++/9/bits/exception.h:75:5: note: overridden function is ‘virtual const char* std::exception::what() const noexcept’ 75 | what() const _GLIBCXX_TXN_SAFE_DYN _GLIBCXX_NOTHROW; | ^~~~
So you have to add “noexcept” to what() declaration
Change this (line 73):
const char* what() const override
const char* what() const noexcept override
Finally you can find something like this:
et.o moc_slider.o moc_sliderbox.o /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5OpenGL.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5Widgets.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5Gui.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5SerialPort.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5Core.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so -lpthread g++: error: /DEBUG: Nie ma takiego pliku ani katalogu g++: error: /OPT:REF: Nie ma takiego pliku ani katalogu
This is also something you can erase in Makefile in LFLAGS.
This changes will enable Candle to compile on recent Linux distros with GCC9.
But there is also one more annoying issue – Candle won’t write configuration file, if you place it on some usual path (like /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin) – because it want’s to write it there. And users can’t write to those paths.
So you can add those lines in frmmain.cpp:
#ifdef WINDOWS m_settingsFileName = qApp->applicationDirPath() + "/settings.ini"; #else m_settingsFileName = QDir::homePath() + "/.config/Candle/settings.ini"; #endif
Now your configuration file will be written in your home directory, under ”.config/Candle/” path.
And in case you are a bit lazy (like I would like be in this case 😉 ) – here is modified source code with compiled binary (perhaps it will work for you without compilation – if not, use “qmake; make” commands).