We have a several robustness issue with Herborist.
Indeed it has been done quickly one day and not really maintained since (last commit one year ago…).
Unfortunately if you want to configure Dynamixel motors without typing command lines, there is no other alternative on Unix systems… therefore until now we keept it.
However, with the recent increase in the number of Poppy Humanoid built, several people has been blocked during the very first step of the assembly, when it is require to use Herborist. And this is a very bad introduction to the lovely Poppy world !
Are there some software developers interested in making Herborist more stable and easy to setup ?
A great and simple way to start would be to get ride of the PyQt dependency and rather build a web interface using the pypot server package.
As usual, you can contribute by forking the project and send pull requests !