I am awaiting delivery of my x-carve machine, and preparing its home. I was hoping to utilize a spare macbook that I already had, a 2008 macbook5,1 model, to run easel, but apparently mac os 10.11.6 doesn’t support webgl. I can’t upgrade beyond El Capitan on that macbook model, and since the graphics drivers are embedded in mac os, I think I am borked.
Can anyone offer a path to success, or confirm that I need to find another system to utilize? I could install Linux on the macbook, but I suspect that is another can of worms. New system time?
If I am willing to forgo 3d-previews, can easel still talk to the g-code driver without issue? If so, I might be able to live with that. I can do the major design work on another system which supports webgl.
If you are going to use Easel you can do your design work on any computer that works with Easel, then export the G-code to the less capable machine to send the G-code to your Xcarve.
BTW - The G-code file is just a plain text file. There are several programs that can send it to the Xcarve.
Thanks Larry - I can live with that. And at some point when I upgrade my main MacBook I can play hand-me-down and push a better machine to the X-Carve station.