AXIS 1.3a2 review

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AXIS is a modern-looking user interface for EMC with preview and backplot

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 255K
Developer: Jeff Epler and Chris Radek
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AXIS is a modern-looking user interface for EMC with preview and backplot. It is implemented primarily in Python, with the user interface rendered by Tk and OpenGL.

AXIS project is intended to be mostly keystroke-compatible with xemc and mini.

AXIS was developed by Jeff Epler and Chris Radek and is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

We are currently working towards a 1.1 release. We welcome anyone who would like to help us in the continuing development of AXIS, whether it is to identify and fix bugs, add new features, or ensure continuing compatibility with EMC2.

AXIS is not currently compatible with emc1 HEAD, due to some incompatible interpreter changes in emc1.

The first problem is the new "callback" function GET_EXTERNAL_RS274NGC_INI_DATA which is simply not implemented by AXIS, but there may be other additional problems related to the "subroutine" support.

We are hoping to release AXIS 1.1 real soon now, but because neither of us use the emc1 HEAD, it won't be supported without a patch from the community.

What's New in This Release:
The backplot is now updated every 10ms even when the redraw rate is much slower.
The colors of the plot area can be configured through the X Resource Database.
Opening a file can be interrupted by hitting ESC.
There are many other enhancements and bugfixes.

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