paul_c: still around?
* alex_joni will be back later... trying to hack emc.run right now
zwisk: you around?
did you get a change to take a peek at the make install process?
I got it to work for me.. finally ;)
what have you been doing lately? (how's the new live going?)
looking at the top level Makefile now....
Don't want to be installing scripts/.runinfo in the modules dir...
but it's needed...
maybe try to locate it from elsewhere?
why is it needed ?
hmmm... let me check
I think realtime needed it..
.runinfo is only used if the rtai scripts are managing the loading/unloading of modules.
so for rtai-3.0 ?
then maybe it should go to /etc/emc2 ?
along with rtapi.conf ?
won't work like that
* paul_c needs to speak to who ever added that line...
* alex_joni thinks of jmk ?
maybe, maybe not.
It wasn't me for sure ...
* alex_joni wonders if paul_c does tcl?
A little bit...
I added some stuff to tkemc.tcl at the beginning... hope it's ok
there is a little problem...
I didn't want to alter emc.ini during install
so I needed to change the NML_FILE in [EMC] to emc.nml
problem is ...
emc.ini get's parsed by emc.run but also by other programs (guess you know that better than me)
emc.ini is the key config file
I found the problem to be with milltask (which runs from /usr/local/bin or wherever installed... and doesn't find emc.ini)
someone tell me what the hell emc.conf is..
so I did a cd $EMC2_CONFIG_DIR before running milltask
it's a file that includes some ENV-vars
EMC2_DIR, EMC2_BIN_DIR etc.
this file gets sourced by emc.run
so we have yet another damned config to keep track of
all in there is generated automatically by ./configure
* alex_joni doesn't say it's the best solution... maybe paul_c has a better one...
I started using some of the work from zwisk
Talking of zwisk - You two need to discuss the changes made over the weekend
we sure do
I suspect he might be feeling a little upset at the moment.
I'm thinking of writing a description.file of the install process
well.. I think I would habe benefited from a discussion with him during the process...
but it's still due
And as far as my opinion on all this PATH stuff is concerned...
It is turning into a complicated mess.
I do not think having XXX.config is the answer - And certainly not when there is one each for hal, rtapi, & emc2
well... right now the hal.conf is not very used
it could be scrapped
emc.conf could be added to rtapi.conf
but... it's not really rtapi-related
and emc.ini is pretty different... to take those values
I have a hard time accepting that there should be seperate configs (or ini) for no other reason than a name.
well... like I said... that was the solution found... I am sure there are better...
and if you (paul_c, the board or whoever) come up with a better one, I'd be glad to try to use that one (i.e. scrap the last version and redo)
good afternoon guys...
* sxpert just got himself a brand new jigsaw
(not computer controlled (yet ;D)
but that can be added...
well, works perfectly as it is ;D
* alex_joni is right back...
* alex_joni is back
alex_joni: the 300 eur for the jigsaw were worth it...
this thing is a dream to work with
depends on your intentions...
well, it's stable, clean, has electronic speed control, guides the blade super-straight, almost no vibrations... you name it