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Gscreen Development / Docs

Gscreen is a screen for running gcode in linuxcnc.
The mandate for it's development is a more natural screen for machinists and relative ease of customization
1. Programming Features
2. Operational Features


1. Programming Features

programmed in python - powerful and easy to read language
uses GTK screen widgets - GTK is common, powerful, supports GLADE, has lots of examples and looks natural in Ubuntu
uses GLADE for screen layout - GLADE is a point and click screen widget editor -you can easily edit the layout with out programming.
uses GLADEvcp widgets - GLADEvcp widgets are designed for machine control and include hooks for HAL pins
Theme-able - GTk screens can have themes just like the desktop. It changes the look and feel of the screen. Themes can be edited separately

2. Operational Features

Designed with a touch screen in mind though keyboard is needed for MDI and Gcode editing so far.
has a graphical display of the tool movement like AXIS (it use some of the same code)
can have two display screens (monitors)
Can edit Gcode on screen
supports XYZA mills and XZ lathes
Hoping for a more natural industrial look and feel
supports embeded windows such as webcams

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