got a spindle-synched motion question: is it possible to specify a synchronized move that uses all axes?
ok, so for example a rigid tap could include all axis words, and it would move all the axes like a "standard" move (ie, in pseudo-inverse-time mode), but synched to the spindle
I think g33.1 doesn't let you move rotaries
(not that it's useful to do, just want to understand the limitations before I respond to an email on the cnc-toolkit list
in case you're interested, here's the original set of statements with my responses interleaved: http://pastebin.ca/1846948
and his response to me: http://pastebin.ca/1846949
what's the expression I'm looking for? something about pissing up a tree?
or spicy fly shit or something
I'm not trying to convince him to use EMC2, I don't really care about that. I just don't want his seemingly authoritative opinion to be taken as fact by others
yeah, that's important, but you'll get it on you
I just want to be factual in anything I represent as fact, so I figure it's a good idea to ask people who actually know the answers (or test on my own) when I'm not sure about something
ries_ is now known as ries
SWPadnos: mocca will be shortly rewritten for xml support
I think a couple more weeks and there will be a screen designer for it
and that means?
I'm not sure I'll use it, but it'll be at least the way to shut up people that want the Mach screen designing functionality
what is mocca?
the whole GUI gets constructed based on the config xml, including strings, placement and shape and color and whatnot
emc2 GUI in freepascal
I don't see it in the first several google hits
written by gtom
[21:26:10] <alex_joni> http://code.google.com/p/moccagui/
did they get their gpl problems sorted out? I know jeff was trying to help them.
right, found it
so if someone would write a GUI that would output XML files, that would pretty much answer the complaints
oh, so that might be the screen designer you mentioned (duh)
cradek: it's a bit problematic
I don't like the sound of that
the issue is that (according to him) in germany you cannot reliese a piece of software without liability
(he did put a GPL notice on the files jeff wanted)
iirc, the eu-fsf guys who responded to jeff's messages said he's just mistaken that being in germany makes this difficult
I don't know anything about that
until licensing issues are clearly solved I would hesitate as a board member to talk about mocca as a solution to any perceived problem
only what gtom posted on the german forum (cncecke)
well.. the license mentioned at: http://code.google.com/p/moccagui/
is GPL v2
so my assumtions could be all wrong
maybe jepler knows this better
the last comment in that thread talks about the perceived issues with the GPL in europe
yeah, but those are old
it's all I know :)
ok, just reread the thread he started about licensing in the german forum
he started the project with GPL v2 license, and he stands by that license (absolutely no problem with it)
the only thing that he's a bit reluctant to do is to write his name as the copyright holder, as that involves liability in case of anything in germany
even if the software is Free/Open Sourced
he did register the project at google code, and put the license as GPL v2 since the beginning, but was a bit upset that jeff asked him to explicitely put that license again on 2 files
1 taken from emc2 emcpas.cc and 1 taken from emc2 but contains no difference than the original emc1 code: simcanon.cc
jeff didn't ask him to add a license statement - he asked him to NOT remove it from the files he took from emc2 and modified
cradek: no point in fighting someone elses battle :)
alex_joni: well I was an author of those files too and was CC'd in all the emails.
I wasn't cc'd so I'm mostly guessing
and interpreting what gtom posted (that he took code, not files0
seb_kuzminsky: I anxiously await the awesome future!