3D printing in Fedora
tradej at redhat.com
Mon Oct 29 18:31:37 UTC 2012
On Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:15:06 +0100
Miro Hrončok <miro at hroncok.cz> wrote:
> > I'm not sure that a separate 3d printing spin makes a lot of sense
> Well, it makes for me.
> Lot's of memebers of our group at university asks me: What Linux
> distro should I grap for 3D printing?
> If we have a 3D printing spin, I could point them directly to that.
You don't need that. You can just tell them to use Fedora and install the printrun package (example). If there was a spin for every activity out there, Fedora would have literally, and i mean it, thousands of spins.
You just need to watch out for those binary executables and such, because Fedora Guidelines are quite strict about inclusion of binary, patented or non-free software.
> > I'm wondering what sort of printers people have at the moment, since I
> > believe that it would be very helpful for us to package known
> > configurations for the slicer(s).
> I am not sure, if this is going to work, from my point of view, the
> slicing profiles are very machine and material specific. You can get a
> very huge number of profiles.
Once you get involved, we can work out a way of distributing the profiles, be it RPM packages or not.
Tomas Radej <tradej at redhat.com>
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