[OpenSCAD] Feature Requests
R. Mark Adams, Ph.D.
rmadams at epotential.com
Sat Feb 13 19:50:53 CET 2010
I like the TCP socket idea- that would work great. I have to admit that
what I had in mind was also the Unix domain socket- since I use Linux
and OSX, it would work for both, but I was missing the Windows
As for integrating Eclipse, here is a pointer to a good description of
how to integrate new programming languages like OpenSCAD into the
I have not done it before, but I am going to hack around a bit to see if
I can get at least the first couple layers working...
Christian Starkjohann wrote:
> On Feb 13, 2010, at 00:08, Marius Kintel wrote:
>> On Feb 12, 2010, at 19:19 , R. Mark Adams, PhD wrote:
>>> I wonder if an Eclipse plug-in [...] I would say emacs could do the
>>> same [...]
>> I use Emacs for everything but Java, for which I use Eclipe ;)
>> I agree that external editors is the way to go.
>> I implemented an extremely quick and dirty AppleScript hack for
>> reloading an externally edited file in OpenSCAD. It's very painful to
>> implement this for Qt apps, so if there exist a multi-plaform way of
>> talking to an (Qt) app from the outside, I'd be interested in any
> On Unix operating systems (i.e. all except Windows), you could use a
> Unix domain socket in the user's home directory and send commands
> through this socket. I have code for that, if you want it.
> In a more general environment (if you want the same code on all
> platforms), you could use a TCP or UDP socket on 127.0.0.1 for the
> communication. OpenSCAD would bind to a port where it listens and
> write the port number to a file in a well known location (e.g. the
> user's home).
> I should have old code snippets for that, too...
> It's even possible to cope with multiple instances of OpenSCAD running
> under the same user ID. Just append the PID to the file/socket name.
> The client library can then look for any file/socket or address a
> particular PID.
> Ciao -- Christian.
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