Well, because they can be laggy and require the target computer to have a screen, I guess. And don’t often support multiple devices connecting to them.
Interestingly, the new VNC screen scrapers are faster than the old X11 mechanisms, despite the latter just sending draw instructions. Compression, and only sending pixels that change, tends to be faster on modern UIs that now have more images and the like.
It’s a shame the web service is a development problem… it should be simpler to make than a program with a GUI. They need not make a UI… just provide a http REST service that receives and returns JSON. The community would do the rest
With Mac OS 11, they will run iOS apps…and with the new M1 hardware, in both platforms, I would think it would be fairly simple to design an app that will run on both. Even if you have to use the “passthrough” feature. Sorry, the actual name escapes me at the moment.
I’m not sure what you’re saying. That you would have to send in an actual CNC machine? I’m pretty sure that is not correct, but I’m willing to be educated. It’s been several years since I gave up my Apple Developer creds.
I understand the desire for it to run on IPad, but there are so many other features I’d rather the CCreate developers work on. That needs to be the priority.
The reason why Microsoft based machines have been so successful is because 99% of the software runs on them. I’m not saying they are superior, they are just compatible with the world. When buying an apple you are automatically making a trade off that there will be some things that will not work on it.
FYI - I started my life as an AppleIIE user and then GS followed by Macintosh, but realised in 1991 this wasn’t going to work and got my first IBM compatible and haven’t looked back.
I still remember how excited I was to be able to play Leisure Suit Larry and then Wolfenstein
This rant is not meant for those asking for raspberry pi/Linux support. There is a synergy between engineering prowess associated with CNC and Linux engineering that is undeniable.
I’m actually rather more interested in knowing “When’s the next drop of cool functionality coming in carbide create?” I understand that we can’t see the roadmap, but at least I can get excited to know when I get a shinny new software update to play with
You can run virtual machines on an iPad with UTM, that’s your most likely way forward at the moment but performance isn’t great and there’s no support for USB, so you wouldn’t be able to run Carbide Motion.
Maybe you could hack something together with a Windows virtual machine and some kind of USB over ethernet device though…