pfred1_: I can't remember her name. Cute though.
rayh I always knew you were A #1
not really auto stuff... more install issues
actually preparing things in order for install to work
if The Matrix was real everyone would take the "Blue Pill"
alex_joni: This is the jump from run-in-place to a correct install.
I believe that there are a few who would still prefer the red.
rayh: we are actually trying to keep run-in-place
and get install done
Good. We need run in place for developers and testers.
as long as emc2 is not production/stable run-in-place is very usefull
unlike this guy I still have a full head of hair! http://money.cnn.com/2004/11/15/news/fortune500/pfizer_ad.reut/viagra_hes_back.03.jpg
I hear the fed made them pull the ad.
who has a sunday paper? I need to find a CD sleeve deal ...
All the news that fit to print -- and an ideal wrapping for sandwiches or CDs?
rayh you go through the sunday paper every week some chain store running a deal on blank CDs
get 50 for anywheres from $0-$5
Oh. I don't do that cause I've got a few thousand bdi blanks.
rayh if they're BDIs how can they be blank?
Got them printed with those great images from Rab Gordon.
oh you mean they printed to say BDI but nothing is on them?
* pfred1_ uses a magic marker
so this RTAI stuff they got anything other than this live test suite?
hi all...just in checking morning email
paul_c: how about running all stuff from the configdir?
inside emc.run cd-ing to the configdir, and run from there
cradek: Well I think I hacked around the memory leak in PyOpenGL. I'll let 3D_Chips run to completion in live preview before I declare victory.
and if the ini path is pointing elsewhere ?
well then it should make sure it points right
relative dirs or absolute dirs
I really think defaults inside the ini should not include any dirs
and all files should be (get installed) into the same dir
jepler: yay, I guess
* alex_joni has gone home...
SIZE/RSS before->after: 37216 / 16M -> 37444 / 16M
Sounds like you are plotting every point along each segment
actually I try to detect colinearity of successive points, but I don't think it has a big impact on memory usage
I don't know if you read it, but the problem last night was that a bug in PyOpenGL leaked memory horribly, so that the live plot grew to around 1 gig during the plot of chips
so growing only 400k is great
Was there a fix for the memory leak ?
I traced the leak to the wrapper for glInterleavedArrays and wrote a new one without the bug.
It looks like I should be able to add pyopenGL to the next BDI - Might need to drop some other packages to avoid growing to a second CD
and what version of Python is on BDI?
it will be 2.3
let me know and I'll help you through getting the rs274py viewer built for BDI.
currently have python-2.3.4 installed
will the live plot code that works with emc1 continue to work with emc2?
If there's no "sim" for emc2 I'll have no way to run/test it, since I don't have a mill
I see no reason why emcplot3d shouldn't work...
so RCS_STAT_CHANNEL and the rest will not change?
The rcs interface is a cornerstone of emc
So with emc's rs274ngc parser is there a way to query the current value of parameters for a given line, like I can get the modal codes with rs274ngc_active_g_codes() ?
so I can find out what is stored in #1001 or another arbitrary parameter number
Don't think so..
in emc2, the rs274 interp is wrapped in a C++ class, so much of the internal data is private
the two reasons I wrote my own parser were because I didn't want to have to interface to emc, and because I wanted to be able to query parameter values (so that, for instance, a program can say what RGB color things should be drawn in)
* paul_c has to disappear for a bit.
looks like in emc1 I could write _interpreter_settings.parameters to get the value of #101
jepler: you don't need a mill to run emc2, but it sounds like you need a realtime kernel.
OK, maybe that's a bar I can meet
File "/usr/bin/gplot", line 617, in main
if k == '-d': emcshow.emlfile = v
NameError: global name 'emcshow' is not defined
should be "emc.emlfile" not "emcshow.emlfile" I guess.
whee, look at the dancing cone
paul...are you hiding?
naw I was just talking to him
he may have seen me coming
dave...would you say that the Vital card is debugged and fully functional in servo emc?
am I the only one having trouble compiling the cvs under rc46?
les...I don't know...that is exactly what I'm working on.
I've just tried to compile yesterdays cvs under rc46 using both your procedure and one from ray.
no joy so far....
it appears the emcmot is broken....lots of errors
emcmot hasn't altered for some time...
OK then something else is wrong.
I can go back and play so more.
I tried the procedure you put on the list for Jon..
is there anything else I should know?
email me with the process you are using along with some of the errors
OK ... that will take a while...I did it without saving the log...you know in ultimate trust that it would work.
'course my typing isn't perfect either. ... or maybe my understanding of what is supposed to go on.
will give it another try and save the log.
On my earlier try at the vital board it had some noise problems...pickup in the flat cables. .. a real headache...
using diff encoders?
Abdul made some changes and it should now be OK
with diff encoders....the problem was emi coming in on the flat cables between the motherboard and the breakout boards.
so far this version looks much quieter.
Well...I am trying to get a 4 axis mill to retrofit...need another machine....
not keen on buying anymore stg boards
I really cannot say much until I get farther along on the test process.
I find that the flat ribbon twisted pairs work well
I'm hoping the vital board set will check out; if so it will be a good choice.
I have some Spectra cable here but have not used it.
My physical arrangement this time allows for much shorter cables that the earlier setup.
some ferrite beads here and there might work wonders too
I think Abdul added some r/c filters to the incoming lines.
that will work as well
So far I don't have the noise I had last time
I'll know a lot more as soon as I get real servo control.
this time I know what to look for.
"terminate lines in characteristic impedance" right?
well I assume Abdul did that kind of thing ... he is a pretty good engineer.
The boards looked good for homing and tuned well so the noise was really the only problem.
thanks paul...back to the drawing board...or at least the keyboard. :-)
les...I'll touch bases later and bring you up-to-date