#emc | Logs for 2004-12-17

[04:33:48] <jepler> hi folks
[04:38:17] <cradek> hello
[04:39:18] <jepler> hi chris!
[04:39:49] <cradek> nice to see your mail about another happy user
[04:39:58] <jepler> yeah
[04:40:01] <jepler> there must be 3 or 4
[04:40:52] <cradek> uh-oh, the better half is calling me
[04:41:09] <cradek> maybe we can talk tomorrow.
[04:41:21] <jepler> see you
[04:41:24] <cradek> night
[04:41:25] <jepler> not sure I'll be around tomorrow though
[10:52:34] <alex_joni> gmorning paul
[10:53:38] <paul_c> Morning indeed..
[10:55:10] <alex_joni> not really ;) more like... good day :D
[10:55:20] <alex_joni> maybe without the good
[10:55:44] <alex_joni> * alex_joni steps out
[11:09:09] <paul_c> http://www.moosecomputerservices.com/Competition/
[11:39:43] <alex_joni> * alex_joni is back
[11:39:47] <alex_joni> nice competition ;)
[11:51:49] <paul_c> x=0 ; for l in `cat foo.txt` ; do if [ $x = 0 ] ; then echo "$l" ; fi ; x=`echo $x + 1 | bc` ; done
[11:52:04] <paul_c> Doesn't quite work, but you get the idea.
[12:03:02] <alex_joni> I saw it on the page
[12:03:21] <alex_joni> how about: head -n 1 $file
[12:03:22] <alex_joni> ?
[12:04:04] <paul_c> sed -e '1!d'<$file
[12:04:47] <paul_c> head -n1 is just tooo easy.
[12:07:46] <alex_joni> so easy is not ok...
[12:39:26] <CIA-9> 03Zathras 07BDI build system * 10Babylon Cluster/Makefile: File changed. New revision:
[12:39:26] <CIA-9> 03Zathras 07BDI build system * 10Babylon Cluster/emcmot.c: File changed. New revision:emcmot.h
[12:40:39] <alex_joni> strange revision ;)
[13:11:42] <CIA-9> 03Zathras 07BDI build system * 10Babylon Cluster/emcmodule.c: File changed. New revision:emcprocfs.c
[13:15:04] <alex_joni> * alex_joni wonders if BDI4.x gets released this year ...
[13:15:47] <paul_c> up to 4.03 already..
[13:16:58] <alex_joni> could I get one ?
[13:17:20] <alex_joni> * alex_joni will be going away for 2-3 weeks, time to test it ;)
[13:17:29] <paul_c> * paul_c is working on 4.04
[13:20:25] <paul_c> back after lunch
[13:21:22] <alex_joni> enjoy
[14:11:41] <alex_joni> * alex_joni is gone home
[14:11:42] <alex_joni> bye
[15:53:49] <paul_c> Afternoon jepler
[15:56:09] <jepler> hi paul
[15:56:16] <jepler> how's your work on BDI going?
[15:57:29] <paul_c> Interesting results...
[15:59:26] <paul_c> EMC no longer locks the box up if you do a shutdown (or exit X) whilst running.
[16:00:11] <jepler> good!
[16:01:16] <CIA-9> 03Zathras 07BDI build system * 10Babylon Cluster/emcprocfs.c: File changed. New revision:
[16:03:36] <CIA-9> 03Zathras 07BDI build system * 10Babylon Cluster/changelog: File changed. New revision:postinst
[16:07:18] <jepler> cradek: well, I started working on i18n for AXIS, but I think all I've managed to do is horribly break my tree. Oh well.
[16:08:23] <cradek> I'm sure that's the first step
[16:08:41] <paul_c> Is there an updated version ready for the next BDI build ?
[16:16:04] <jepler> chris was maybe going to do a 1.0b2 but I don't think that's happened
[16:16:15] <jepler> maybe after I'm back in town, which will be sunday night
[16:17:21] <jepler> see you guys later
[19:42:55] <cradek> http://www.comics.com/comics/pearls/index.html
[19:47:38] <sxpert> rotfl
[20:03:21] <tbl> bueno
[20:16:51] <paul_c> Yo Ray
[20:16:57] <paul_c> & Mike
[20:23:55] <tbl> 6 hey pual
[20:23:59] <tbl> how goes it?
[20:24:29] <paul_c> Been trying to crash the new install today.
[20:27:21] <paul_c> None of the usual tricks have worked
[20:32:32] <paul_c> * paul_c wonders if rayh has fallen off the edge...
[20:43:12] <paul_c> Oooo... A new face
[20:43:25] <Hugh> hello from the uk everybody
[20:43:40] <paul_c> Using Branson's network ?
[20:43:46] <Hugh> yep
[20:44:32] <paul_c> Currently two other Brits on line..
[20:44:49] <Hugh> I stumbled upon the emc webpage after looking for info about where to start with my plans for building a cnc table to take a plasma cutter
[20:45:03] <Hugh> so thought I'd pop on here to see if anyone else has done anything similar!
[20:45:27] <paul_c> You want robin_sz for plasma
[20:45:38] <Hugh> ah fantastic.....
[20:45:48] <Hugh> I'd hate to have to use M$ software to do it :(
[20:46:17] <Hugh> well, I need a plasma cutter first and I've got to build a table! but the software is still vitaly important
[20:46:47] <paul_c> His current offering doesn't use EMC though...
[20:46:53] <paul_c> http://www.rapidcut.co.uk/
[20:47:43] <Hugh> are yopu in the uk paul_c?
[20:48:06] <Hugh> and I can't spell again :(
[20:48:36] <paul_c> Yup
[20:50:20] <Hugh> could you recommend a linux cad package that would suit a cad novice?
[20:50:28] <Hugh> I've looked at QCad and it looks decent
[20:50:50] <paul_c> Qcad does 2D
[20:51:52] <Hugh> that was all I was looking for for starters, I'd only be looking to draw out exhaust manifold plates and sheet stuff and suchlike
[20:52:10] <paul_c> There's gCAD3D, but it's all in German
[20:52:30] <Hugh> hmmm.....
[20:53:56] <Hugh> the ncie thing about qcad is the fact that the non supported version has no time limit
[20:53:56] <Hugh> so I don't have to shell out any money
[20:53:56] <paul_c> Can't recommend linuxCAD - Heard bad things about the company
[20:55:00] <paul_c> Synergy shows promise, but it may be out of your price range
[20:55:00] <Hugh> yeah, perhaps qcad then...
[20:56:04] <paul_c> Guess 2D is all you need for routing
[20:56:04] <Hugh> yeah exactly, the table I'd build for the plasma would only be x-y anyway
[20:56:04] <Hugh> maybee with a z solenoid to raise/lower the torch...
[20:56:15] <paul_c> SagCAD might be suitable
[20:57:15] <Hugh> I guess I'll need a dxf to gcode compiler
[20:58:06] <Hugh> unless I can drive the table like a plotter and simply 'print' my dxf files...
[21:00:04] <paul_c> http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html
[21:02:27] <paul_c> If you can spit out hpgl, there is a utility to convert to G-code
[21:05:54] <Hugh> anything wrong with going down the giant plotter route?
[21:06:43] <paul_c> you thinking of something like http://www.isw.uni-stuttgart.de/personen/t_franit/modell/mixer.html
[21:07:01] <Hugh> or: http://www.lesnewell.co.uk/Plasma/Plasma_index.html
[21:11:24] <paul_c> The guy's a loon
[21:12:00] <Hugh> you reacon?
[21:17:23] <paul_c> The landrover is a bit over the top...
[21:24:02] <Hugh> why do you say that paul_c?
[21:24:49] <paul_c> articulation is a little extreme wouldn't you say ?
[21:25:49] <Hugh> na I wouldn't say so....
[21:25:55] <Hugh> all a bit of fun isn't it....
[21:26:04] <Hugh> good on him for making his own chassis though
[21:26:53] <Hugh> anyway, I've got to pop off, thanks for your input paul_c, I'll be back
[21:27:49] <paul_c> bdi-4.04 boots for the first time....
[22:00:07] <websys> Pual - is .46 the latest release that is "stable" ?
[22:07:01] <paul_c> Yup - You managed to break it ?
[22:07:24] <websys> No - getting my Release 16 ready and want to build on the sable release
[22:07:56] <paul_c> Bug hunting on the next version...
[22:08:07] <websys> Good luck
[22:08:57] <websys> Hope you will give my release a run - need feedback
[22:09:13] <websys> should be ready after the 1st
[22:10:07] <paul_c> Lemme know when it's ready and I'll add it to the next build
[22:10:49] <websys> Will do - finally got that playback mechanism running so it runs itself thru the help system
[22:10:54] <paul_c> But it needs a menu entry for it to work with KDE
[22:11:40] <websys> How/where do I plant that?
[22:13:18] <paul_c> /usr/share/applnk/Graphics/Synergy.desktop
[22:13:38] <websys> thx
[22:14:13] <paul_c> Alternatively, you could use /usr/share/applnk/EMC
[22:14:41] <paul_c> and it would be under the same sub-heading as the EMC icons
[22:14:55] <websys> Prob better if I leave EMC to you
[22:16:54] <paul_c> in which case, I think Graphics would be the prefered choice...
[23:37:04] <tbl> websys, hi, this is mike.
[23:48:07] <Shintai> hello room
[23:52:01] <paul_c> Evening
[23:54:44] <Shintai> hows it going?
[23:58:00] <paul_c> still testing the latest bdi build