NativeCAM Looks Great! Should Be Included in LinuxCNC 2.8
ozzyrob wrote: On the whole the iso seems to be generated to get people going, whilst keeping the size down, who knows about the inclusion of Libieoffice, that could be a debian thing....one of their many dependencies, that sometimes appear to be a little left of field unless you really know the whole story..
It could be. I once decided to uninstall the Orage calendar and didn't read the warning. It uninstalled all of Xfce and I was left with no GUI or window manager on the machine...
Though, the installation can be persnickety, NativeCAM bridges the gap between a manual mill and a CNC machine. Without the installation issues, many people would see how great it is.
NativeCAM was featured on Hackaday!
OT: BTW Speedcrunch absolutely rocks my world. If you are old enough to have used scientific calculators with alpha-numerical keyboards, the user experience is similar. When you restart speedcrunch all of your variables are in there, waiting for you. You can set the mantissa to 50 places, if you are into that kind of thing.
1/3 [ENTER] = 0.33333333333333333333 x = ans [ENTER] x*2 [ENTER] = 0.66666666666666666667 tax = 1.07 [ENTER] = 1.07 99.99*tax [ENTER] = 106.9893 1/3 [ENTER] = 0.33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 ans*2 = 0.66666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666667 pi [ENTER] = 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937511
I had thought of asking for Atom (IDE) to be included on the distro, as it's possible to create a profile that highlights .hal syntax.
It's what I'm including in the mint remix I'm playing with.
I also use Kate for actual programming languages such as python and tcl. I have not noticed that Atom gives me much more than Kate or geany - although I have used it a bit for some php code and it does have some nice features.
I use geany for C development as I find it to setup to just the way I like it.
But text editors are funny things..........we all are aware of the Editor War lol
But for simple text files - Mousepad is fast and works fine
In reading through 55 pages of thread about it and some others, it seems that about half of the questions are about installation. I feel that when it is included on the distro, it will take some burden off of FernV. Between you and I, I think once that burden is off, NativeCam will further improve.
I used NativeCAM to lay out an array of holes in the sacrificial
I have other odd jobs for NativeCAM, such as facing some bevels and caving some tenons in a woodworking project.
If it seem that I am a fan of this software, it's because I am. I look forward to it being on the distribution.