Oh man! I didn’t know there was a windows version of this available! I thought it was solely for the pi. I will do some testing tomorrow!
The single file and single directory versions function the same, but the single directory loads quicker… but isn’t as “portable” as the single file.
Well I’d be running the windows version on a desktop connected to my Maslow, so I’m not really worried about it being portable, but when I put it on the PI, and get all that sorted, then I’ll have a display screen directly on the side of my maslow. Or at least that’s how I envision it anyway lol
For the rpi, I only make a single-directory version (the difference being that for single-directory, files are uncompressed into a directory upon installation but for the single-file version, the files are uncompressed into a temporary directory every time it’s run). It takes about a minute on an rpi to uncompress the single-file version, so I don’t even bother with it.
Hey … trying to start Webcontrol on Windows10, German … is not running
Do any precautions have to be taken?
Is any software needed besides Windows?
What was the error message? I’m building a new version to correct an error, but not sure if the error would have caused what you are experiencing.
No error message! … starting webcontrol.exe … an window opened … and closed wihtin a fraction of a second! Is there any log file created by webcontrol or an option to create one?
Try downloading the new version of 0.914. I suspect you encountered the bug I fixed yesterday.
I have downloaded 0.914 on 10.11.2019
Is there any debug feature doing some logging to understand whats going on?
Open up a command prompt and go to the directory where the file is and run it from there (i.e., type in webcontrol.exe). It won’t close the command prompt window when it errors.
Can you try downloading it again? I think you are still using the old 0.914 release because the ones I just download seem to work. I probably should have just released the new one as 0.915 to avoid the confusion.
OK … will do now
OK… Win32/64 working !!!
Sorry for the inconvenience of a bad release.
Important PSA: Webcontrol will stop working after a 1000 lines of messages are sent to the log UNLESS you go to Help->Logs to clear them out (they will stay cleared out after doing so)… I’ll rebuild a new version tonight that eliminates the problem.
Release to fix the logging issue is out.
@madgrizzle, awesome job on building/improving WebControl!
After having to disassembly part of my 10ft frame this summer to make room for a new garage door. I finally have everything back together with an extended frame and top beam to 12ft.
I took out my Raspberry pi 3b from the parts bin, flashed it with Raspbian Buster lite and configured it for my network. I then downloaded and unzipped the
webcontrol-0.915-rpi-singledirectory.tar.gz file. Started up the webcontrol executable and the controller and motors sprang back to life.
So, time permitting I plan on re-running holey calibration, I previously was running @Joshua 1.25 fork of GC and firmware with great results.
Sounds great! Please upgrade the firmware (Actions->Upgrade Holey Firmware) so webcontrol recognizes that you are using holey calibration firmware. It’s the same as @joshua’s fork with a couple additions unrelated to the calibration model.
New release that tests out a new help system… please take a look and let me know if there are any problems.