As some of you know, I am working on a very full-featured generic G-Code sender (aka UGS) that is a Windows based application. It is designed to work around a Bluetooth or separate numeric keypad to control your X-Carve remotely. There is a very long list of features that I have accumulated over the last couple months that have already been implemented. I am nearing the first test stage and was looking for 5-10 people to possibly help test it.
Again, this is a Windows only application and utilized much of that O/S’ capabilities and eliminates the Java overhead that is inherent in UGS and other apps. Nothing against UGS (I still use it) but I wanted more features and being able to do everything with a little keypad was a big goal.
Please let me know if any of you have interest in helping to alpha test (PM me please) or discuss features.
Thank you Larry, you are correct. Yes there is some overhead in .net but given that it will be written for a single platform, a lot of the extra 'fluff" that is necessary to support multiple platforms is eliminated. No knocking Java but it is a CPU hog at times.
And besides, bottom line is, I don’t want Java. I have been a windows developer since windows 3.1 so I’d rather stick to what I know best.
Actually, yes, .net is definitely compiled. Java, about 50-50 but there is still huge overhead for the machine independence and you loose a lot of native abilities that are available in the platform in question. Anyhow, its going to be windows only, done and done