request: bringing wxWidgets "up to date"

Mojca Miklavec mojca at
Mon Jul 22 09:16:36 PDT 2013


I would be really grateful if wxWidgets situation could be resolved in
not-too-distant future. The version 2.9.5 has been released recently,
version 2.8 doesn't compile on 10.7 (other than with an old Xcode/SDK
version) & 10.8 and most ports still depend on 2.8. Those that work
with 2.9 use weird option names.

Here are some of the tickets:
- Ports depending on wxWidgets*
should either use path-style dependencies or variants instead
- wxWidgets: allow side-by-side
installation of 2.8 and 2.9
- wxWidgets-devel: update to 2.9.5
- wxWidgets should be removed /
replaced_by wxWidgets30
- wxWidgets @2.9.5 universal build fails
- wxWidgets 2.6.4 failed to install

To ask a simple question, so that I could start testing a bit:

1.) How could I create a simple Portgroup that would define a variable
or function
    wxwidgets.config (or confscript/configscript/wxconfig)
whose value would be
in case of 2.8 (installtype is "release" or "debug") and
in case or 2.9?

2.) Maybe this is not needed, but what would be the proper way to do
"port select" (or whatever else) whose only functionality would be to
make a symlink from ${wxwidgets.config} to ${prefix}/bin/wx-config?


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