Petter Reinholdtsen

Cura, the nice 3D print slicer, is now in Debian Unstable
17th December 2017

After several months of working and waiting, I am happy to report that the nice and user friendly 3D printer slicer software Cura just entered Debian Unstable. It consist of five packages, cura, cura-engine, libarcus, fdm-materials, libsavitar and uranium. The last two, uranium and cura, entered Unstable yesterday. This should make it easier for Debian users to print on at least the Ultimaker class of 3D printers. My nearest 3D printer is an Ultimaker 2+, so it will make life easier for at least me. :)

The work to make this happen was done by Gregor Riepl, and I was happy to assist him in sponsoring the packages. With the introduction of Cura, Debian is up to three 3D printer slicers at your service, Cura, Slic3r and Slic3r Prusa. If you own or have access to a 3D printer, give it a go. :)

The 3D printer software is maintained by the 3D printer Debian team, flocking together on the 3dprinter-general mailing list and the #debian-3dprinting IRC channel.

The next step for Cura in Debian is to update the cura package to version 3.0.3 and then update the entire set of packages to version 3.1.0 which showed up the last few days.

Tags: 3d-printer, debian, english.

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