8. Further Information

The Linux/GNU CAD CAM design document cannot describe everything; sometimes the user has to venture out on the net to get more information or just updates. There is wealth of information one should go through when setting up a CNC system.

8.1. News groups

Some of the most interesting news groups are:

Most newsgroups have their own FAQ that are designed to answer most of your questions, as the name Frequently Asked Questions indicate. Fresh versions should be posted regularly to the relevant newsgroups. If you cannot find it in your news spool you could go directly to the FAQ main archive FTP site. The WWW versions can be browsed at the FAQ main archive WWW site.

8.2. Mailing Lists

These are several e-mail lists which discuss CAD, CAD, EDM, DRO, hobbyist casting, hobbyist pattern making, blacksmithing, etc. Some relevant lists are:

8.3. HOWTO

These are intended as the primary starting points to get the background information as well as show you how to solve a specific problem. Some relevant HOWTOs are EMC Handbook, Installation, EMC archives. The main site for these is the Linux CNC Project.

8.4. Local Resources

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8.5. Web Sites

There are a huge number of informative web sites available. By their very nature they change quickly so do not be surprised if these links become quickly outdated.

A good starting point is of course the Linux CNC Project home page, an information central for documentation, project pages and much more.

Please let me know if you have any other leads that can be of interest.