It was a good night at the space. Thanks for the help. You got is on the
right track. We got the mill moving without error albeit a bit slow on the
rapid (which is fine at the moment till we get things worked out).
I wasn't aware of pncconf it sounds like a good starting point. I guess
we should call it bbbconf?
I'm thinking a qt front end should be the way to go.
On Oct 11, 2016 1:04 PM, "Charles Steinkuehler" <char...@steinkuehler.net>
> On 10/11/2016 12:50 PM, Tom M wrote:
> > Charles,
> > Thanks for the detailed response. We have out cnc night tonight and
> given us
> > much to look at.
> > I wouldn't mind giving it go developing it a go coming up with a
> > tool/GUI for the BBB. (Best way to learn about this stuff)
> > I took a quick look at the source for stepconf and it appears to be
> > I was debating if I should copy the code and just refactor it to handle
> a BBB
> > or start from scratch with QT Python c/c++. Any thoughts?
> Code in whatever works best for you. I will say that I've recently
> used glade, and it's a pain. I actually installed a LinuxCNC instance
> because it was the easiest (only?) way to get a coherently working
> instance of the (ancient) GUI editor you have to use to make the ui
> files. :-/
> ...but that's for the HAL pyvcp stuff, you can probably use modern UI
> tools for something like stepconf.
> But I would suggest you start with pncconf instead of stepconf. The
> hal_pru_generic driver was modeled after the Mesa hostmot2 driver, so
> you'll have fewer things to modify starting with pncconf (which
> already has no base-thread and very similar pin names) vs. stepconf
> which uses software stepping.
> Whatever it's written in, having a utility that would spit out a
> custom config along with a pin file (for use with config-pin -f) would
> be AWESOME!!! Good luck!
> Charles Steinkuehler
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