#emc-devel | Logs for 2006-02-15

[02:34:28] <cradek> new emc2, emc2-dev ubuntu packages in the repository
[07:10:43] <LawrenceG> cradek: more tests on todays debs..
[07:11:19] <LawrenceG> cradek: I changed display config to mini
[07:12:29] <LawrenceG> cradek: it runs fine on the slow P200 here, but it depends on a courier font that is not installed on ubuntu for the large position display (defaults to small text)
[07:14:21] <LawrenceG> cradek: on the bdi version, I was able to set the position display font in the ini file by defining POSITION_FONT = Arial 42 bold in the display section
[07:15:52] <LawrenceG> cradek: I am not having any luck finding a font that works... any suggestions?
[07:16:28] <LawrenceG> cradek: second issue.... my stepper drive uses quadrature phase drive, not step/dir
[07:17:56] <LawrenceG> cradek: in the bdi version, in core_stepper.hal. one changed to loadrt stepgen cfg="2 2 2"
[07:18:54] <LawrenceG> cradek: in this release, the var seems to be step_type=0,0,0.... if I change this line to 2,2,2
[07:26:05] <LawrenceG> cradek: never mind... need to dig up the correct pin names for the phase A and B outputs from stepgen
[07:39:44] <LawrenceG> cradek: headed off to bed now willcontinue testing tomorrow
[13:45:59] <alex_joni> morning
[13:46:04] <cradek> hi alex
[13:48:36] <alex_joni> how's it going?
[13:50:05] <cradek> fine
[13:50:13] <cradek> I should be getting myself to work!
[13:50:38] <cradek> running a little late, so I sit chatting on the computer
[13:50:47] <cradek> funny how that works
[13:51:12] <alex_joni> heh, I'm done for today
[13:51:22] <alex_joni> that's nice for a change :D
[13:51:27] <cradek> good, you have a whole evening to relax
[13:53:51] <alex_joni> and maybe work on emc ;)
[13:54:50] <cradek> sounds fun
[13:55:20] <alex_joni> yeah, my only problem is that my ssh pc's don't have realtime on them
[13:55:31] <alex_joni> and most probably the realtime detection of configure will fail
[13:55:37] <alex_joni> need to see how I can work around it
[13:57:11] <cradek> you'll have to commit a change and wait an hour for the compile farm to build it for you
[13:57:21] <cradek> sounds a little inefficient
[13:57:27] <alex_joni> lol, indeed
[16:03:42] <alex_joni> cradek: are you there?
[16:04:00] <cradek> yes
[16:04:15] <alex_joni> I need some help
[16:04:40] <alex_joni> I managed to install autoconf, but now i'm missing gcc
[16:04:48] <alex_joni> and I don't think I can install gc & co
[16:04:51] <alex_joni> gcc & co
[16:05:16] <alex_joni> it's a SuSE 8.2 system , almost impossible to find/satisfy all deps.
[16:05:33] <cradek> you could never compile anyway, right?
[16:05:39] <alex_joni> no
[16:05:46] <alex_joni> I don't have RT over there
[16:20:14] <jepler> Is there a good reason that rtapi.conf is generated by make, not by configure?
[16:21:11] <alex_joni> jepler: probably only historical reasons
[16:21:23] <alex_joni> it was generated before configure.in was written
[16:21:59] <alex_joni> I just told chris some autoconf foo to make the version stuff properly
[16:22:36] <alex_joni> so check with him if you want to commit..
[16:22:52] <alex_joni> merging errors on configure are a PITA
[16:46:36] <alex_joni> * alex_joni is taking advantage of some time off to read on xenomai
[17:43:25] <alex_joni> nice work jeff, it's easier to overview now
[17:45:36] <alex_joni> morning swampy
[17:56:37] <jepler> alex_joni: "easier to overview"?
[17:59:24] <alex_joni> yeah, to see where it's coming from
[17:59:38] <alex_joni> did I say I hate closed standards?
[17:59:38] <jepler> you mean for rtapi.conf?
[17:59:41] <alex_joni> yeah
[18:00:02] <alex_joni> jepler: http://www.realistic-robot-simulation.org/ (closed standard)
[21:43:28] <alex_joni> hello