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Repsnapper vs Pronterface

Posted by dean448 
Repsnapper vs Pronterface
December 25, 2011 03:16PM
I'm not sure if this post belongs here or in the Skeinforge folder...

This is an FYI on folks trying to decide which way to go. For new folks... both programs allow you to connect up to your printer, allow you to run controls and ultimately send gcode to the printer.

I recently had to move from my trusted XP machine to a Win7 64 bit machine.
I decided to give pronterface a try and found it to run great vs Repsnapper.

My issues with Repsnapper (that I've used for over a year):
Can't disconnect and reconnect (have to pull the USB cord)
has too many screens/controls that I really don't use
has a very poor slicer that I don't use.
doesn't interface with skeinforge.
not sure if it installs on Win7 (didn't really try)
Doesn't seem well supported.

Pronterface overcame all this and uses a very simple one screen interface. For me the controls are only those controls required for 3D printing and on one of the two version I downloaded, I can add custom controls like fan on and fan off.

However pronterface Installation on Win7 was not that easy, but well worth the effort.
Re: Repsnapper vs Pronterface
December 30, 2011 04:10AM
Sounds like it's worth a shot. I have not had much success with repsnapper on windows 7 64bit. I'll try Pronterface tomorrow and leave an update.
Re: Repsnapper vs Pronterface
January 03, 2012 10:38AM
The version I got from the wiki has a connect disconnect button. It also works on Windows 7 64bit,
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