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HAL:73: ERROR: pin 'iocontrol.0.user-enable-out' not found
HAL config file /home/rayh/emc/emc2-head/configs/sim/core_sim.hal failed.
Shutting down and cleaning up EMC2...
Was there some work done on a pure simulation version?
emc 2.1 can run as a purely userspace program on an unpatched linux system, but can't control any hardware. Is that what you mean when you say "pure simulation"?
(no kernel modules required either)
Yea. Now for the question. How about a compile for an ms os?
What issues would we run up against?
I don't know. I don't do Microsoft development.
I know the feeling.
This non-realtime system uses c, c++ and interface scripting?
the --enable-simulator mode assumes lots of unix things like dlopen(), sysv shared memory, X windows, etc.
jepler: I bet it could be compiled under cygwin
rayh: just not more than 1-2$ (my bet..)
yes, you'd also need a unix-like build environment with GNU make and all that stuff
jepler: cygwin has all that
Would a cygwin system require the end user to have cygwin installed?
jepler: the guy working with the puma-typed robot thanks for the teach-in script
rayh: not necessarely, but some libs are needed
jepler: he says it works OK
you'd need a fair fraction of cygwin -- you'd need "bash" to run scripts/emc, for instance.
he likes the possibility to save joints while jogging in world view :D
alex_joni: I'm glad you were able to get it running for him
and I LOVE the fact that my emc2 is able to save position on shutdown
Thanks guys. I believe I've got my answer.
rayh: good ;)
jepler: thanks for doing the POSITION_FILE thing
I've been running a program for the past 3 days
(too small mill for the job, but slowly it gets it done ;)
alex_joni: wow that's a long-running job
alex_joni: so you are shutting down the mill from time to time but keeping your position?
yeah, in the evening when going home
starting up the next day, select the line where it was yesterday, hit the set run line, and resume
why not just pause it?
I like to turn off the machine when leaving the place
the PC I mean
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that just seems wrong
hmm.. I wonder what the problem Rick Jenkins is seeing is..
I only see little parts of RTAPI using proc_fs, and those seem quoted accordingly
I haven't seen his message yet, but one wasn't in 2.1
this is noted on the wiki somewhere obscure
someone who knows tkemc better than me, please look at https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1690950&group_id=6744&atid=106744
I noticed that didn't work, but I didn't trust my memory that it was even supposed to have keyboard shortcuts
I noticed that alex got the sourceforge spam too...
I think I've gotten two copies of it
I got it twice
some days I hate them (sf)
(I didn't even read it)
so which one if Roland's machine are you gonna take home?
the G&L of course
ahhh darn, I wanted that one
I wonder which one he is talking about?
I don't know but it must be big
we've seen them both
they are big
much too tall for my garage
the one in the middle of the room has had some work done on it
I dunno if thats good or bad
the other one just has crap piled all over it
[23:51:28] <jmkasunich> http://neme-s.org/CNC_Workshop/CNC_Workshop_11.htm
thats one of them behind ray
note the size of the spindle motor (up on top, about 12' in the air)
that's a neat machine and worth the price I bet
"worth the price" ;-)
the price is the transportation....
and the floor space, and the three phase power
yeah the power is the killer
to properly use a machine like that, you gotta be taking multi-horsepower cuts
phase converters aren't gonna hack it
well, maybe a really big one
I got to see a vertical machining center running yesterday
there is quite a long (and sad) story behind it
we have a tech at work - nice guy
he does electronics on the side. and his dad does CNC maintainence, repair, etc