The server core is a statically linked C++ program. It is also a critical part as it should not crash on any operation. So it is a good idea to keep that part as small as possible. To allow a extension we have included a scripting language called lua (http://www.lua.org) in version 5.3. This allows it, to add function to communicate with the server and store other data or call external programs. Modules can only be used within the pro version of the server.
Each module should be as easy to install as possible. For that reason, it is very easy to create a new module. In the server installation directory is a folder called modules which stores all modules. Each module has a folder named like the module. That folder contains the following folders: lua, www, bin with bin being an optional directory. It is where you should store additional binary files. If you have binary files you will of course need a special version for each supported operating system. Key is the lua directory which must contain a file <module name>.lua that gets run when a new lua instance is created. Here you load additional lua files if needed and register all hooks that your module offers. It must NOT execute anything at this moment. The server creates a pool of lua interpreters to run them in parallel. The actions should only be performed, if the right action is called.
Your module might need additional web pages. The files put inside the www directory can be reached with the url http://<server name or ip>:3344/mod/<module name>/
Functions that are responsible for the complete server, can be accessed by the rs (=RepetierServer) object.
Returns the application directory where the server is stored.
Returns the root directory of the website definition.
Returns the root directory for data storage.
Returns the root directory where firmware definitions are stored.
Returns the root directory of module definitions.
Returns an array with all existing printer objects.
Returns a Printer object for the given slug string.
Sends a push message if enabled and configured. Returns true on success. icon can be one of the following strings: "ready", "info", "error" and "pause".
Starts the function in a separate thread in a new lua instance. For this reason, you need to provide the name as a string and not directly. The second parameter gets mapped into a json object and gets send as second parameter. Use it for some tasks that are not resource hungry and can be executed quite fast.
Starts the function in a separate thread in a new lua instance as a job. There is always only one of these jobs running to preserve performance and resources. Job with highest priority is started next. Special case is where priorty is 100000 or higher. Here the job ist started immediately, regardless of any other running jobs. Should only be used for jobs without big resource usage. Difference to simply starting a thread is that it protocols the start and in case of a server crash it will restart on next start. For this reason, you need to provide the name as a string and not directly. The second parameter gets mapped into a json object and gets send as first parameter to the callback. The second callback parameter is the WorkDispatcher object you are running. If there is already a job with the same name and parameter that needs to be run, the execution is skipped.
Runs a given executable and returns the exit code. Text to console gets stored in log.
Runs a given executable and returns the exit code. For every line received the outputCallback is called with the line as parameter.
Returns the file length or a given file name.
Returns true if the given path exists.
Deletes the specified file.
Extracts the extension from a filename.
Returns the basename of a filepath.
Conatenates two strings to combine it to a longer directory/filename.
Returns the parent for the given directory or direcory for a file with directory.
Returns true if path is a existing directory.
Returns a temporary file name. You should take care of deleting your temporary files. If some do not get deleted, the server will delete them on next startup.
Renames file old into file new.
Send current thread to sleep for a while. Use only in threads and dispatched jobs!
Opens a serial port with given baud rate and closes it directly.
Returns the current list of ports.
Reduces a port name to the original port name. This may be required for linux where it is more secure to use /dev/serial/by-id/ port names, which are links to /dev/ where port names are not per device different and only order of connection matters.
We can not translate text inside lua directly. So translation for lua responses work a bit different. First you need a dummy php file in your modules to contain all translateable text parts like this: <?php _('my text') ?>. If you need a placeholder use $1, $2, $3, $4. Then in lua simply call req:translate("my text","de") and it will return the translated text in german or original text. If you have placeholder to fill use the alternatives with 1-4 placeholder.
Sends a "workerMessage" event with the id of the work dispatcher. This allows the frontend to catch messages from worker.
Sends the "workerFinished" event with the id oth the work dispatcher and message set to given message. Should be called at the end, otherwise the server will send the event with empty message. This allows the frontend to register the completition of a work task.
Slug of this printer.
Returns the data directory for this printer.
Returns the PrintjobManager for models.
Returns current printer configuration
Returns a table with current settings. If you only need one value use getSetting which also makes sure it exists.
Return content of a printer referenced setting or returns default string.
Stores a value as printer setting and automatically saves the modified printer configuration.
Returns the PrintjobManager for queued jobs.
Injects the gcode into the printer.
Injects the gcode into the printer at the first possible place postponing all other pile dup manual commands.
Returns the PrintjobManager that handles the given file. The manager is extracted from the contained directory.
Activates the printer, if it was not activated before.
Deactivates the printer, if it was not deactivated before.
Each printer has two managers for it's gcode files. One for the stored models and one for files queued for printing. Each list is stored in a separate directory. Containing files must use a special naming scheme. Each files start with a id followed by underline and filename plus extension. To ensure naming is correct all names have to be generated by encodeName function. You can associate any number of extra files with a gcode file as long as the id part stays the same. If a printjob gets created all associated files get copied. If a job gets deleted all files with sam eid get deleted.
Returns a full file name with the given properties.
Returns the name part of a file name.
Returns the id contained ina file name.
Finds a Printjob object from the id.
Finds a Printjob object form the name part.
Finds a Printjob object from a full filename.
Deletes a Printjob from the queue including all associated files.
Deletes all associated files for a id. Use this if you create a associated file and when beeing finished, the Printjob does not exist any more.
Filename of the gcode.
Size in byte of the gcode file.
Print progress in percent while printing.
True if this file is currently beeing printed.
True if this file got deleted.
An array with all segments of the path. The first is always "dyn" and the second is the registered command. You can use this to add parameter in url form.
Returns a request parameter from GET or POST. If not present, default will be returned.
Original filename of the uploaded file if present.
Returns the content of the given file. Mime type is set by file name extension.
Returns a table as json response.
Returns a text message.
Returns 2 char string with selected language file. Can be used to translate text.
We can not translate text inside lua directly. So translation for lua responses work a bit different. First you need a dummy php file in your modules to contain all translateable text parts like this: <?php _('my text') ?>. If you need a placeholder use $1, $2, $3, $4. Then in lua simply call req:translate("my text") and it will return the translated or original text. If you have placeholder to fill use the alternatives with 1-4 placeholder.
Each lua instance has a registry for function that should be called at special events, like startup, events or on requested actions. If we want a function myStartupScript being run on server startup to check some new parameters, we would implement that function and put into our mymodule.lua file
Registrers a callback that gets called for every line a printer returns. Use this if you need to analyse printer responses. The callback needs to accept the paramater (printer,response).
Sometimes the fast and convenient websocket communication is not what we need. If we for example want to upload a file, we need a dynamic request. This can be a post or get call. The format for this is /dyn/cmd with cmd equal the segment parameter used to register. The callback f gets the parameter (request,response)
Actions are the main method of starting actions from the frontend. Actions get send over the websocket and take a json payload and get a json response back. Make sure your action name is unique, e.g. by prefixing your module name.
Registers a css file to be included into the frontend. Example to load firmware.css in firmware module:
Registers a js file to be included into the frontend. Example to load firmware.js in firmware module: