New features, please test
We just merged a massive code refactor into Smoothie ( https://github.com/Smoothieware/Smoothieware/pull/961 ).
This was truly a massive chunk of work, but it does need more testing.
This changes Smoothie to calculate acceleration for every step instead of 1000 times a second, which results in even smoother/better quality movement.
It also comes with many many smaller improvements to planning and step generation. It solves many small problems users experienced in some circumstances. Amongst those, it is expected to fix the infamous "S3D bug", so please test that.
It is also expected to make Smoothie wore sturdy overall, and is a first step towards implementing some more refactors.
A few things have changed for users, so please read https://github.com/Smoothieware/Smoothi ... e-notes.md before upgrading.
To upgrade, the procedure is as usual, and you can find it here : http://smoothieware.org/flashing-smoothie-firmware
Please tell us if you encounter any problems, and what you think about your Smoothie's new step generation.
If you are not up for a little testing, then please use the master branch instead.
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Anyone using the latest "edge" version of smoothieware? If so, notice any improvements?
miglo wrote:Looks like all the big boys have moved over to Duet. I'm still using the last version (circa 2016??) of 626pilot's. I may have to take that plunge too.
I don't want to stop you buying a Duet, but FWIW there is now a port of RepRapFirmware for LPC1769 based controllers. See https://reprap.org/forum/read.php?147,810214,page=1. I haven't used it myself so don't treat this as a recommendation. I know some features had to be scaled back to reduce the RAM usage to fit in the 64kb of the LPC processor.
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