Mac OS X

Building a Mac OS X version of Candle GRBL controller application with G-Code visualizer written in Qt

As a new owner of a 3018 Pro Milling machine using a GRBL 1.1 controller I needed a program to download G-Code to the CNC Mill.

Windows / Linux users have a few choices including:

While UGS (Universal GCode Platform) does run on Macs, it is Java based and feels a bit resource intensive. So I tried building Candle and it is a fairly easy compile as the developer has done most of the work.



I just completed my upgrade to OS X Mavericks and so far have hit 3 glitches:
  • Install hung
  • Can’t search contacts
  • Realmac Clear for Mac goes non-responsive
Apart from these issues so far so good.