#emc-devel | Logs for 2010-07-20

[02:18:24] <cradek> jthornton: I like your new pictures in the lathe doc
[02:25:36] <KimK> cradek: Got a minute? I copied a file (Dewey's improved tooledit) and it has one of those Ubuntu "emblems" attached to it, and any copies I make of it. But if I go into properties, no emblems are checked, and I don't even see that pattern/emblem present! (It looks like a square with diagonal lines drawn in). Does this ring any bells with you?
[02:26:44] <cradek> sorry, I don't know what that means either
[02:27:02] <cradek> I don't ever really use the dragging/clicking stuff
[02:30:57] <KimK> Haha, spoken like a CLI guru. (Maybe I'll get there eventually, lol) OK, thanks for the help. How are things going there?
[02:31:26] <cradek> going fine - had some productive shop time tonight
[02:31:49] <cradek> once tools are set, it sure is easy to make stuff that turns out right
[02:34:37] <KimK> Productive shop time is always good. We're a little short on that here, we're done moving (next bay over, hardly worth all the trouble, lol), but machines are still disconnected from power, air, etc. We have limited hoses and cords, so can run just a little.
[02:35:06] <cradek> ah I forgot you were moving. glad it was successful.
[02:37:33] <KimK> Thanks. Well, get back to work while you can. I'll be around awhile if you think of anything else.
[08:02:34] <ries_> ries_ is now known as ries
[13:24:00] <dgarr> a patch for tooledit scrollbars when many tools are used: http://www.panix.com/~dgarrett/stuff/tooledit_scrollbars.mbox
[14:03:26] <CIA-2> EMC: 03jthornton 07v2.4_branch * r8012a1e9516a 10/docs/src/lathe/ (7 files in 2 dirs): add info on cutting a radius on a lathe
[19:07:35] <cradek> dgarr: do you think that should go in master (I'll do it now) or 2.4 branch (I'd want to wait for jeff's input)?
[19:24:03] <jepler> I glanced at the patch ...
[19:24:08] <jepler> if the octal bugfix is right, I want it in 2.4
[19:24:49] <jepler> since the number of tools in 2.4 is fixed and not all that big, I'm not sure the scrolling improvement is necessary. How many tool entries are there? How many would fit on an 800x600 screen with typical font settings?
[19:26:08] <jepler> I would not have figured out the 'format %g' trick.
[19:26:34] <jepler> this has got to be one of the weirder tcl behaviors I've seen ately
[19:26:37] <jepler> % format {%d %g} 011 011
[19:26:37] <jepler> 9 11
[19:28:07] <KimK> We found that only 35 or 36 tools would fit on our screen here. We want 65 or 69 or so (whatever the number of holes John drilled in the tool stand that fits his bench). But we'll live with EMC2's 55 limit (?) for now.
[19:30:47] <jepler> a little more sensible might be [scan whatever %g] if a float is desired, or [scan whatever %d] if a decimal int is desired.
[19:30:50] <jepler> % scan "011 011" "%d %g"
[19:30:52] <jepler> 11 11.0
[19:32:56] <KimK> Oh, and that was on a 1280 x 960 screen.
[19:33:52] <jepler> OK, I see that with default fonts one row is 22 pixels high so without any decorations taking up vertical space you can only fit 36 on an 800-high screen
[19:34:20] <jepler> even fewer on an 800x600 screen
[19:34:29] <KimK> Don't forget the button bar underneath, we couldn't see any buttons to push.
[19:34:57] <KimK> We couldn't press "save", lol
[19:35:37] <jepler> I personally think the window manager size controls are preferable to "+" and "-" buttons and would leave that out.
[19:36:32] <KimK> I've never tried the + and -, they change the window size?
[19:36:38] <jepler> they are added by this patch
[19:36:41] <jepler> apparently that's what they do
[19:37:07] <jepler> bbl
[19:37:09] <KimK> OK, I would have tried them, i didn't realize they were new, sorry.
[19:37:11] <KimK> Bye
[19:38:23] <KimK> * KimK goes back to work too
[19:41:27] <KimK> * KimK comes back from work just long enough to report that the +/- buttons change the height by approx 2.3 rows. I did not check for upper and lower limit issues. Width is not altered.
[19:41:54] <KimK> * KimK meant 2.3 rows per push
[20:01:26] <jepler> it's unfortunate now the title row scrolls with the data :(
[20:01:59] <cradek> sure are a lot of columns...
[20:25:39] <ries_> ries_ is now known as ries
[22:30:52] <micges> what do you think about preview color in Axis changeable from gcode: http://imagebin.ca/view/rJv79t.html
[22:35:18] <jthornton> colorful :)
[22:41:09] <andypugh> I can imagine it would be nice to see different tools in different colours. It's a (comment) thing, so I doubt it would break anything.
[22:42:41] <micges> it is intented for laser to see different cut type on one complex project
[22:43:52] <micges> like this: http://imagebin.ca/view/g_xzHBR.html
[22:45:46] <andypugh> I would prefer it without the Polish menus, mind.
[22:48:12] <micges> why, easy language ;)
[22:48:42] <micges> good night all