EMC: 03jepler 07TRUNK * 10emc2/src/hal/utils/halcmd_commands.c: fix segfault on 'halcmd show pin'
* jepler sings "there are no strings in C"
no arrays either
or memory management
ah, our old friend G92
jepler: your apport question has met resounding silence so far...
cradek: yeah I see that
I wonder if nobody's listening, or if I sounded like a dick
it seems completely reasonable to me (sitting here on your side of the fence, granted)
or if there are no good, quick answers
unfortunately "nobody really knows the answer" and "everyone is ignoring you because you're an idiot/dick" look exactly the same from the outside
what about - lots of people know the answer.. but they are the dicks.
in my opinion the chances of all the people working on a particular free software project being dicks is extremely remote
a few of them being dicks: somewhat possible
a few of them appearing to act like dicks sometimes: somewhat likely
I should stop here :-)
don't stop know, you're on a roll
I wonder how hard it would be to make the g-code for fenn's twisty shape?
probably brain twisting
you mean do the unfolding?
no, to mill the shape out of the solid
my first thought when I saw the photo was "I'd like to see that in solidworks" :)
I'd say neither is easy
it's a nurbs surface and/or mesh in blender
especially if you account for the folds by cutting angled grooves
there's no guarantee that a blender surface can be cut from a (single) flat piece
[02:47:37] <jmkasunich> http://www.math.binghamton.edu/alex/steel_plastic.html
mine's prettier :)
[02:49:57] <jmkasunich> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trefoil_knot
I'm wondering if knowing the mathematical representation is a step toward writing the g-code (by writing a program to generate the g-code)
Just this once .. here's the log: http://www.linuxcnc.org/irc/irc.freenode.net:6667/emcdevel/2008-05-15.txt
beautiful mornin here skunkworks
Yes - it is :)
We are going to see npr - talk of the nation - science friday here in milwaukee tomorrow. Should be fun.
* alex_joni lends rayh_ an "/"
rayh_ is now known as rayh
alex_joni, You must have updated stuff on the image. The md5 sum is different from the one I got last.
rayh: you got the -aj07 last time?
No I don't think so.
then yeah, I changed it a bit..
Nope just says desktop
but nothing you shouldn't already have installed (via updates)
I see that the download link is to 6.06 still on .org
yeah, changing it now .. but I'm pondering on the wording
I wonder if we want to have links to both 6.06 and 8.04 for a while.
that's what I'm doing
how does this look? http://www.linuxcnc.org/content/view/21/4/lang,en/
looks OK to me too
alex_joni: mktemp -d should be perfectly safe for this purpose
jepler: I never tried any of the two.. but if you can test it.. feel free to change emc2-install.sh from ~/www../hardy/.
alex_joni: I'll wait for more reports of this key problem first
that was my thinking too..
besides every windows refugee knows just to click "OK" "Accept" "Continue" when told something about security
that is quite funny (actually sad & true)
but you have to remember t ocheck the "don't ask me again" checkbox
the installing web page says: "Go to the Permissions tab and check the box for Owner: Execute." but on Hardy it's "Execute: [ ] Allow executing file as program".
new installation scripts (tested on my virtual machine): simple: emergent.unpy.net/files/sandbox/emc2-install-1.sh complex: emergent.unpy.net/files/sandbox/emc2-install.sh
"simple" reorganizes the way the script becomes root (by reinvoking itself) and gets rid of use of gnupg in favor of including the key inline
"complex" attempts to do more than it should, by checking the distribution name against supported ones, and using 'zenity' to show dialogs to the user
* fenn votes for simple
users will be doing one of two things: installing onto an already running linux system that presumably they know how to use and arent expecting totally weird installation interfaces, or install from live-cd
maybe I should save the "detect if it's the right OS version" part of the complex script, because I have a feeling (but don't know for sure) that people try to run the dapper installer on other systems, and who knows what it'll do
(probably apt will be unable to satisfy the requirements, but it would be nice to show a nice clear dialog to the user in this case instead)
but yeah I lean towards simple as well -- it'll be more robust
(for instance, I didn't check if kubuntu has zenity)
it's not installed by default
well, its not there, and i didnt go on a gnome-deletion rampage
you mean on kubuntu then
ok, well, strike that
zenity is off the table
is it considered heresy to have them open a shell and run a script? then you don't need dialogs, you can just print messages
* jmkasunich heads for the kitchen
jmkasunich: it's a well-proven fact that some people can't read monospaced text; even worse if it's white on a black background