#emc-devel | Logs for 2009-11-19

[11:15:32] <piasdom> g'mornin all
[12:02:39] <micges_work> hello
[12:03:49] <micges_work> anyone have some progress, patches about 9 axis TLO? I'm writing it right now so they would help
[12:37:26] <cradek> micges_work: I was planning to write it soon
[12:40:16] <micges_work> cradek: any plans for tool table file mess?
[12:43:12] <cradek> yes it will have to be completely different won't it
[12:43:12] <cradek> I have some ideas
[12:43:12] <cradek> bbl, have to get ready for work
[12:44:21] <micges_work> col
[12:44:23] <micges_work> cool
[13:13:20] <micges_work> cradek: http://imagebin.ca/view/wxTtpK.html
[13:30:11] <alex_joni> micges_work: I clicked on limit, but nothing happened :(
[13:31:43] <micges_work> I've disconnected it in hal
[14:01:41] <piasdom> who was it that suggested that i add button(s) to the axis UI to start learning this....i have no idea what file/script/footstool to edit to get started
[14:02:41] <alex_joni> piasdom: as usual.. the docs
[14:09:21] <piasdom> alex_joni; Thanks
[14:32:16] <alex_joni> look for pyvcp
[14:38:04] <SWPadnos> piasdom, that was me :)
[14:38:14] <SWPadnos> but I think I said a menu item
[15:00:27] <piasdom> SWPados; that's what i meant
[15:01:20] <piasdom> *SWPadnos
[15:12:01] <piasdom> in there...>http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl....sorry, told ya'll i'm lost :)
[15:25:03] <piasdom> ok....Thanks...i'm off to read.
[15:31:19] <cradek> IMO, modifying AXIS is a terrible first project
[15:31:35] <cradek> (unless your goal is to learn how to modify AXIS)
[15:37:39] <SWPadnos> hmmm. I thought adding a menu item was a relatively easy thing to do, but now I'm thinking maybe I don't know the source well enough to say that :)
[15:37:56] <SWPadnos> I don't know which file to edit either (some tcl thing or some python thing)
[15:38:14] <jepler> no, the menus of axis were not designed to be customizable
[15:38:48] <SWPadnos> but there have been changes, such as new things being added to the "machine" menu
[15:39:03] <jepler> if you want to add controls to axis, the main supported way is to embed a pyvcp in the right-hand side: http://www.linuxcnc.org/docview/html//hal_pyvcp.html#sec:pyvcp-with-axis
[15:39:04] <SWPadnos> not in an ini-configurable way, but as a change to the program
[15:50:09] <cradek> welll ... of course you can change the menus by changing the program
[16:00:14] <jepler> ./hal/drivers/mesa-hostmot2/encoder.c: char name[HAL_NAME_LEN + 2];
[16:00:18] <jepler> ./hal/hal_lib.c: char name[HAL_NAME_LEN + 1];
[16:00:18] <jepler> ./hal/hal_lib.c: char name[HAL_NAME_LEN];
[16:00:22] <jepler> ./hal/hal_lib.c: char time[HAL_NAME_LEN + 5], tmax[HAL_NAME_LEN + 5];
[16:00:47] <jepler> without investigating it more closely, it seems that at least some of these different array sizes are misguided
[16:16:39] <SWPadnos> heh
[16:17:11] <SWPadnos> I was reading a Slashdot thread that was nominally about a bug in the Motorola Droid autofocus system
[16:17:40] <SWPadnos> apparently the autofocus only works right about half the time - on for 24.7 days then off for 24.7 days ...
[16:17:59] <SWPadnos> it's an integer conversion bug on a millisecond counter
[16:18:22] <SWPadnos> anyway, there was a great anecdote from someone about an off-by-one bug on a buffer length
[16:18:34] <SWPadnos> apparently, printing a report wouldsometimes crash the program
[16:18:51] <SWPadnos> on Wednesdays in September, after the 9th
[16:19:16] <SWPadnos> the buffer was 1 byte too small for the longest month name + the longest day name + a 2 digit date
[17:58:58] <micges> is there any problems to start use EmcPose struct in interpreter? or CANON_POSITION?
[20:14:02] <alex_joni> instead of what?
[20:31:02] <alex_joni> hi rayh's
[20:31:13] <rayh_> Hi Alex
[20:34:03] <skunkworks_> rayh: how is it going?
[20:34:32] <rayh> Keeping real busy. How about you?
[20:36:21] <skunkworks_> same :)
[20:38:50] <SWPadnos> ugh
[20:38:52] <SWPadnos> err, hi
[20:43:11] <rayh> Hi Steven.
[20:43:23] <SWPadnos> hey there. long time no see
[20:44:19] <SWPadnos> hah, now this is funny
[20:44:41] <SWPadnos> I'm closing down a bunch of applications and may reboot my PC because it's getting very slow
[20:45:03] <SWPadnos> (lots open - spreadsheets, browser, acrobat, Altium, AVR studio ...)
[20:45:35] <SWPadnos> So I've closed down a bunch of stuff, and suddenly two identical dialog boxes pop up, asking if I want to install in English or Chinese
[20:46:06] <SWPadnos> these are the dialog boxes from about 3 days ago when I tried to install a capacitor guide from Murata
[20:46:21] <SWPadnos> and I ran it twice because I didn't see anything happen the first time
[20:47:42] <rayh> Um. Yep. Done a few things like that.
[20:47:59] <SWPadnos> it wasn't that I missed it - it didn't pop up until now ;)
[20:48:19] <SWPadnos> (I actually minimized all windows individually to make sure it wasn't hidden somewhere_
[20:48:21] <SWPadnos> )
[20:50:06] <rayh> What OS did this to you?
[20:50:12] <SWPadnos> Windows 2000
[20:50:23] <SWPadnos> it may have been Firefox actually
[20:50:44] <SWPadnos> I ran it from the download manager window, and FF was in the process of shutting down when the dialogs popped up
[20:50:54] <SWPadnos> it finally noticed them on its to-do list I guess
[20:56:06] <SWPadnos> ugh. Mozilla is next. bbiab
[21:00:28] <alex_joni> rayh: seems everyone is pretty busy lately
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[22:21:44] <micges> alex_joni: instead of tool_xoffset, tool_yoffset, tool_zoffset and so on
[22:33:45] <micges> good night all
[23:51:23] <cradek> darn, I missed rayh
[23:52:17] <Jymmm> cradek: /msg memoserv send rayh Hi there