Sunday, December 29, 2013

Updated MachineKit Image Available

A new MachineKit image is now available.  While there are no dramatic changes with this release, pretty much everything got updated.  There's a new kernel (-bone33), the latest Debian (7.3), and continued updates to LinuxCNC.  One somewhat major change is switching from the xdm display manager to lightdm, which plays nice with consolekit so the shutdown/reboot buttons work, user-mode USB mounting works, etc.

There's no dramatic reason to update if your current system is working well.  This is primarily a baseline build I wanted to make available before I head off and start seriously working with the joints-axis code on the BeagleBone for controlling the non-Cartesian 3D printers I'm building (a Mini-Kossel-Pro mashup, and Nicholas Stewart's Wally and GUS Simpson).

1 comment:

  1. I would be interested in a UDOO dual version of LinuxCNC software. Also plan to make a Delta 3d printer using RAMPS-RF shield