Have anyone got GEN6 to work successfully with any software running on a mac?
I have a Prusa Mendel with GEN6 electronics running under Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro using the latest FTDI drivers.
Experiences so far:
Arduino Dev Env: Works fine, can send manual commands to printer and upload new versions, no problem. So the printer and GEN6 are working and communicating with the Mac. This uses the same comms library (rxtx) as Reprap Host and and ReplicatorG so by implication that seems to work ok too.
ReplicatorG v24: Will not connect to the printer at all.
Repsnapper: 28-10-2010 version has display a problem and both 28-10 and 01-09-2010 crash when I click connect to printer. Cannot build latest version due to compile error. I suspect there is a mismatch between the versions of dependent packages the mac ports downloaded and the ones actually required. But there is no info about exactly what versions are required.
RepRap Host: 64 bit Version 2010-07-19 from website. Will not generate GCode from STL file, error: Bottom Up generation not supported. Had to install 64 bit rxtx library. Communicates with printer, if I send a file generated by skeinforge (39) it occasionally gets comms errors, but does start to print. There are quite a few line in the log "Serial Error: LineNr is not the last lineNr+1" and " dud response:"
SuperSkein: Just displays a blank screen.
Send.py + Skeinforge: Send.py had a configuration bug in the python. Fixed it. Now it send data to the printer, yipee! However, just after the prolog there a simple G1 Xddd Yddd Eddd Fddd command, all the values are within the limitS of the printer bed, but it moves to the end of the Y travel and tries to keep going. If I enter the commands one at a time it works ok.
Also if a comment appears on a line of its own the comms hangs.
So for now the only way to get it working is to run Skeinforge standalone, then use RepRap host to upload the file.
Has anyone got repsnapper, or relicatorG to work on Mac, preferably the latest versions.