TLDR; A feature was shown with Polarcloud that autostarted the next print in a queue without user intervention. The code for this change was not made available but the developer has let me know what needs to be changed im just not particularly skilled with plugin editing and looking for the Octoprint Jedi to help a struggling Ewok out.
I have a Printrbelt (angled belt printer that can remove prints as they finish) that I am looking to get up and running and while investigating the software end I've found that there is a piece of the puzzle missing. Currently using something like Octoprint Print queue means you cannot add to the queue once you have started it essentially making it less of a dynamic system. A different option is Polarcloud which has an Octoprint plugin available and was the original recommended software by Printrbot and William Steele. William Steele showcased that the queue could be added to and reorganized at any time prior to the print starting and that it would automatically start the next print without user intervention. [https://youtu.be/1Wl0HqDK0tY?t=1620)]. This is what im looking to re-enable.
Unfortunately with the closure of Printrbot, William did not finish publishing the changes to allow for autostarting. He did, however, give me information for what would need to change in the plugin code as everything is already setup on the Polarcloud side.
Would anyone be up for helping me make the edits?
Here is what I know needs to get changed, I have confirmed with the Polar cloud team that everything is setup on their end.
"There is a setting in the capabilities configuration that tells the cloud that the printer is capable of automatic printing. The string is "sendNextPrint".
Here is our protocol... look at 2.2.
Once you implement that, you can call the sendNextPrint command and it will automatically start the next job in the queue. (See 2.15 for details.)