#linuxcnc-devel | Logs for 2016-11-07

[01:40:05] <archivist> layout by a drunk chinaman
[11:03:30] * skunkworks builds 4.8.6...
[11:13:49] <skunkworks> I wonder if peters directions for building a rt kernel should be in the docs.. It is quite easy.
[11:55:45] <seb_kuzminsky> the wiki might be a good place for that info
[11:56:21] <seb_kuzminsky> i'd hate to revive the old "you have to compile stuff to run emc^Wemc2^Wlinuxcnc" meme by putting it in the Installing LinuxCNC documentation
[11:57:07] <seb_kuzminsky> the difficult part with the rt kernels seems to be finding a version & config that works on many machines, not building it for one particular machine
[12:00:55] <skunkworks> sure
[14:56:12] <skunkworks> Yay - now I can run virtualbox on 4.8.6-rt5
[14:57:13] <skunkworks> (had to install 5.1.8 virtualbox
[15:19:18] <andypugh> JT-Shop: Are you following the Emco PC-turn thread on the forum?
[15:21:27] <JT-Shop> no, I feel like a very small fire engine with a very small hose putting out many fires at once lol
[15:21:31] <JT-Shop> I'll take a look
[15:23:38] <andypugh> No worries, I was just wondering. One of the guys answering the questions of the lathe owner seems (to me) to be being bizarrely aggresssive, but I was wondering if i was the only one to think that.
[15:24:10] <JT-Shop> the james-mech guy?
[15:24:25] <andypugh> Yes
[15:26:11] <JT-Shop> jeeze that thread started 3 years ago
[15:27:20] <andypugh> There was a hiatus in the middle.
[15:27:33] <andypugh> Someone else bought the lathe off the original poster
[15:28:20] <JT-Shop> no wonder I got confused
[15:34:10] <JT-Shop> I need to get native cam and check it out
[15:46:33] <cradek> andypugh: url?
[15:54:35] <andypugh> For the forum discussion?
[15:54:48] <cradek> yeah, just curious
[15:55:40] <andypugh> https://forum.linuxcnc.org/30-cnc-machines/27319-emco-pc-turn-55-upgrade?start=50
[15:56:14] <andypugh> james-mech isn’t being unfriendly enough to warrant any action from moderators, but his tone is “off”
[16:03:28] <cradek> hm yeah
[16:03:58] <cradek> I'm guessing he's thinking "I'm trying to help but this guy seems immune to it" which is a feeling I had recently (with someone else), and I just stopped
[16:04:15] <cradek> it's easy to get carried away
[16:09:10] <andypugh> Maybe I would see it differently if I wasn’t also of the opinion that the machine appears to have three-phase steppers
[16:33:41] <jepler> doesn't seem like a matter of opinion
[17:05:21] <JT-Shop> I think he just said good-by to the thread
[17:06:36] <andypugh> We will see, I guess.
[17:12:23] <andypugh> cradek: I have determined that the things that show up on top of the image have get_has_window() = True and those that don’t, false. Not sure if knowing that helps any,
[20:43:58] <cradek> andypugh: it doesn't mean anything to me, sorry
[20:44:12] <cradek> (I hope I didn't give the impression that I know anything about that)