Is there an Arm64 version of cura?

With the challenges with the Mac version of cura, I’ve been looking at options to run a current version inside a Linux vm. The problem is that then I lose intel emulation on the m1 chip. Hence the question: are any of the Linux cura releases built for arm64? And if so, is anyone using one in a Linux vm on an m1 Mac?

I know Mac support is a challenge…have had a couple of very good and open conversations with support, so not trying to bust chops here, just looking ahead to later this fall when I no longer have access to an intel machine. If compiling cura on intel Mac is a nightmare, I don’t ever expect a native macOS arm64 version to see the light of day!

I don’t print live from cura, just use it to slice and build gcode, then upload to octopi to print. Also use it to flash firmware when I swap print heads, so also have to figure out if that’ll work via a vm connection.

clee@taz6:~ $ apt show cura  
Package: cura
Version: 4.8-4
Priority: optional
Section: misc
Maintainer: Debian 3-D Printing Packages <>
Installed-Size: 63.2 MB
Depends: cura-engine (>= 1:4.8), cura-engine (<< 1:4.9), fonts-open-sans, python3-certifi, python3-charon, python3-cryptography, python3-pyqt5 (>= 5.10), python3-pyqt5.qtopengl (>= 5.10), python3-requests, python3-savitar (>= 4.8), python3-serial, python3-shapely, python3-pynest2d, python3-uranium (>= 4.8), qml-module-qt-labs-folderlistmodel, qml-module-qt-labs-settings, qml-module-qtqml-models2, qml-module-qtquick-controls, qml-module-qtquick-controls2, qml-module-qtquick-dialogs, uranium-plugins (>= 4.8), fdm-materials, python3:any
Recommends: python3-zeroconf
Tag: field::arts, implemented-in::python, interface::3d,
 interface::graphical, interface::x11, role::program,
 science::modelling, science::visualisation, use::converting,
 use::learning, use::viewing, works-with-format::TODO,
 works-with::3dmodel, x11::application
Download-Size: 18.8 MB
APT-Sources: bullseye/main arm64 Packages
Description: GUI G-code generator for 3D printers

Sorry, I meant the lulzbot edition. I need their firmware and gcode.

We aren’t planning on updating Cura LE to be ARM compatible, we are working on making it so that you can use LulzBot 3D Printers with Ultimaker Cura in the future ( Adding Official Profiles for LulzBot Machines by rhendersonLulzbot · Pull Request #10232 · Ultimaker/Cura · GitHub ). Currently all of our firmware binaries are being stored here cura/resources/firmware · master · LulzBot 3D / Cura-LE / Cura Binary Data · GitLab , as soon as our pull request for Ultimaker Cura goes through we will work on a more user friendly solution for firmware.

Thanks much - that’s great news. Will it include filament profiles as well as the printer ones?

And on the firmware, I presume that’ll still cover older heads like the flexystruder?

We are still wanting to show off our printer’s capability to print a wide variety of filament, it will take some time though. As far as firmware is concerned we are looking into our options and are focusing on providing firmware in a way that makes sense.