MatterControl, Open Source software

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MatterControl, Open Source software

Post by Roberts_Clif » July 5th, 2017, 10:22 am

I know that this Software has been around for awhile.

I See that that they incorporate 3 slicer engines into there program, such as MaterSlice, Slic3r and CuraEngine.
They include a terminal mode to view the G-Code currently being executed.

In Setting they have a large list of preconfigured 3D Printers, making setup easy.

I want to know where the open source can be located.
Where can I find a Coding Manual for creating software add-ons.

Like their Text creator, Braille creator and image converter software add-ons.

Tell me what you think of this software, is it actually worth any time to create add-ons for, or not.

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Re: MatterControl, Open Source software

Post by GrueMaster » July 10th, 2017, 11:26 pm

http://www.mattercontrol.com/open-source

The project is on github, and appears to be written in C# (works in Linux using Mono).

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Re: MatterControl, Open Source software

Post by nallath » August 22nd, 2017, 7:51 am

It seems to be a dead project. There haven't been updates in the past 5 months, which usually is a bad sign.

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Re: MatterControl, Open Source software

Post by Roberts_Clif » August 22nd, 2017, 3:59 pm

nallath wrote:
August 22nd, 2017, 7:51 am
It seems to be a dead project. There haven't been updates in the past 5 months, which usually is a bad sign.
Thank You

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Re: MatterControl, Open Source software

Post by Roberts_Clif » August 22nd, 2017, 7:50 pm

Roberts_Clif wrote:
August 22nd, 2017, 3:59 pm
nallath wrote:
August 22nd, 2017, 7:51 am
It seems to be a dead project. There haven't been updates in the past 5 months, which usually is a bad sign.
Thank You
1.7.5 Windows Aug 14, 2017 MatterControlSetup-1.7.5.exe 27.6 MB Windows Vista or higher

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Re: MatterControl, Open Source software

Post by GrueMaster » August 22nd, 2017, 10:51 pm

The thing to look at here is the git log on github. Interestingly, the Master branch has had no commits in the last several months, but some of the branches are more recent, including the release branches.

Kind of looks like the developers may be fairly new to git and don't fully understand the branching mechanisms. Also, the latest commits fail to build on Linux, according to the CI setup they have.

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Re: MatterControl, Open Source software

Post by GrueMaster » August 22nd, 2017, 10:54 pm

Another interesting tidbit - there is nothing tagged 1.7.5 in the git trees. Not sure what the 1.7.5 release is based on considering that info.

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Re: MatterControl, Open Source software

Post by Roberts_Clif » August 23rd, 2017, 2:25 am

It came up as an Automatic Update. You can look see on Matter Control Web Page.

It is on http://www.mattercontrol.com/
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