LinuxCNC 2.8.0 has been released.

The full changelog:

  • Finally merge “Joints Axes”. Joints and cartesian axes are no longer treated as the same thing, making control of robots and non-trivial kinematics significantly tidier.
  • Add a script to automatically update to the new INI file layout and new HAL pin names.
  • Multispindle: LinuxCNC now supports up to 9 spindles.
  • Tandem axes handled properly, including auto-squaring.
  • Reverse-Run: Negative feed-override will now run the G-code path in reverse.
  • External Offsets, axes may now be moved from HAL as well as G-code.
  • increase max tools from 55 to 1000.
  • Many Trajector Planner improvements.

  • M98/M99 subprograms: - Support Fanuc-style subroutines
  • Add G74/G84 floating tap cycles
  • Enable remap of M62-M68
  • Implement G52 offsets
  • G33.1 Rigid Tapping speedup, with optional faster return move

  • pentakins kinematics.
  • trivkins now allows arbitrary mapping of axes to joints.
  • dh-parameters.txt doc (with graphics for rv-6sl)
  • corexy sims: demonstrate two methods
  • kins: add scorbot-kins
  • rotarydelta config with simulation
  • Rotary delta kinematics

  • QTvcp: New QT-based VCP framework
  • QTdragon, QTlathe, QTtouchy, QTscreen - new GUIs based on QTVP
  • Silverdragon: New gscreen based GUI
  • plasmac: New full-featured Plasma cutter controller
  • Back tool lathe support in axis and gmoccapy
  • Many Axis improvements
  • Many Gmoccapy improvements
  • stepconf - various improvements
  • pncconf - many improvements

  • Much enlarged new Spanish language translations
  • it.po: New Italian translation file.
  • Improve German translation
  • Add international support for classicladder
  • Added Chinese translations for some docs
  • Some new French translations

  • Mesa 7i96 support added
  • RPi4 fixes and Mesa 7C80/7C81 board additions
  • hal_pi_gpio: Add a HAL driver for Raspberry Pi GPIO
  • hal_bb_gpio: new hardware driver for BeagleBone Black GPIO
  • add ohmic.comp plus supporting documentation
  • demux: A new HAL component
  • Create Spindle_monitor.comp
  • thermistor comp:
  • limit3.comp add enable pin
  • pmx485: New component, Modbus comms to PowerMax Plasma cutter
  • add a driver for the Huanyang GT series VFD
  • mitsub_vfd -add a driver for Mitsubishi VFDs
  • xhc_whb04b-6: New HAL driver for the xhc-whb04b-6 pendant
  • bldc_hall and bldc_sine removed, use bldc

  • rtapi: add a halcmd command to set the messaging level
  • Touchy: Allow re-homing and unhoming in JA systems.
  • G33.1 Fix for #639 & #703
  • bldc_hall3: Remove bldc_hall3 as it is more than replaced by bldc.
  • homing - support absolute encoders for homing
  • remove limit of bits from weighted sum component
  • FEATURES: Convert the [RS274NGC] FEATURES bitmask to INI entries
  • Contour Shuttle: Add vendor ID etc for ShuttleProV2
  • halcompile: Allow userspace component compile with RTAI
  • iocontrols tool_number and interps current_tool now return the same value, as expected and documented
  • halcompile: Document extra_compile_args
  • Make amp-enable go false when kinematics fails. https://github.com/LinuxCNC/linuxcnc/issues/655
  • Axis preview improved with wrapped rotary axis.
  • Many other Axis UI improvements
  • glcanon -Make the cone size adjustable via INI
  • docs -Add modbus message info for Classicladder
  • Add FF3 term to PID
  • carousel.comp: Many updates including fwd-rev duty cycles, parity
  • mesa_uart.comp: Fix a long-standing names bug.
  • python-interface.txt: expand jog parameters defs
  • BUGFIX: hostmot2 encoder quadrature error reporting bug. Previous to this patch the quadrature errors were not reported correctly and could be lost.
  • sserial,c: Don’t report “remote error” as the error when there is a remote error https://github.com/LinuxCNC/linuxcnc/issues/439
  • halcompile: MAX_PERSONALITIES=64, docs update
  • Module to send notifications over DBus to the system notification server
  • mux_generic: Fix some long-standing bugs
  • Add spindle.N.amp-fault-in pins to motion, to report spindle amplifer faults
  • pid: use command-deriv when supplied
  • Hostmot2 / resolver.c Add the option to fake absolute encoders with resolvers
  • gremlin_view.py: improve standalone focus behavior
  • puma_cube.ini new introductory sim config
  • lcd.c - fix a read out of bounds bug
  • docs: add missing num_sserials info to hm2 manpage
  • docs: add G20/G21 unit info to G-code Quick Ref
  • Vismach / Puma: Make the Puma simulator geometry match the kinematics.
  • limit3: add .in-limit pin
  • homing:describe home_sequence startnum restriction
  • hm2_eth: add support for Mesa 7i93 AnyIO ethernet board
  • add support for float values in the sserial driver.
  • GladeVCP - CombiDRO - bugfixes
  • siggen.c: add reset pin
  • Tooledit fixes
  • Hostmot2 Absolute Encoders: Add a flag to inhibit encoder wrapping.
  • latency-histogram: new option (–nox) for no X gui
  • update_ini: Script to auto-convert configs to the Joints-Axes format
  • rtapi: Add rtapi_open_as_root API
  • uspace: add uspace+xenomai realtime
  • uspace: add uspace+rtai realtime
  • add a sample config for the scorbot-er-3 robot arm
  • docs: document AXIS’s foam mode
  • configs: foam: this has no locking indexer