#linuxcnc-devel Logs

Aug 15 2022

#linuxcnc-devel Calendar

12:28 AM pere: <URL: https://github.com/LinuxCNC/linuxcnc/actions/runs/2856662834 > show how the latest PDFs and debs can be made available for a week from github, using the artifact system.
12:34 AM pere: should we enable this by default?
04:30 AM Tom_L: pere, i went off the git instructions.. didn't change anything i know of
04:31 AM pere: Tom_L: ah, nice. then I guess the merges by andypugh got rid of all the extra steps.
04:31 AM Tom_L: must have because it worked the first time
04:32 AM Tom_L: i did edit the desktop and got rid of extra languages on my build
04:32 AM Tom_L: i prefer mate
04:34 AM pere: Tom_L: which one did you test? what is your favorite mate feature?
04:42 AM Tom_L: nothing in particular, i'm just more used to using it
04:52 AM pere: I find xfce a bit too minimalistic for me, lxcd handle storage devices more intuitively for my need. gnome and mate have removed so much configurability that I prefer more flexible systems, and normally use kde on my desktop unless there is a reason to use something else (like lack of memory).
04:53 AM pere: is xfce using the gnome network-manager or some home brewed frontend? I prefer the gnome network-manager, as it got more features than the other ones (like VPN and Iodine modules).
05:08 AM pere: silopolis[m]: what about a gui qt tool to maintain a database of tools, with a local REST API to extract information about the tools for use by linuxcnc and CAM systems?
05:14 AM JT-Cave: you can put back configurability into mate with mozo and other tools
05:30 AM pere: sure, but I see no point is wasting time on it when the alternatives are nice and flexible.
05:30 AM pere: after all, the gnome developers actively removed flexibility, so I understand they are no longer catering for my needs. :)
05:46 AM JT-Cave: having tried them all mate is the best one for me
05:50 AM pere: :)
07:17 AM pere: Tom_L: btw, what about building live images for other architectures? would it be useful?
07:18 AM Tom_L: possibly for rpi4
07:20 AM pere: should be simple enough. no idea if there is a real time kernel available for it.
08:04 AM JT-Cave: when I booted up to the sd with the live image I saw a bunch of unnecessary menu selections
08:07 AM JT-Cave: I'll putz around tomorrow and try to remove them
10:25 AM seb_kuzminsky: linuxcnc-build: force build --branch=master 0000.checkin
10:25 AM linuxcnc-build: build forced [ETA 5h48m43s]
10:25 AM linuxcnc-build: I'll give a shout when the build finishes
11:48 AM linuxcnc-build: Hey! build 0000.checkin #9064 is complete: Success [3build successful]
11:48 AM linuxcnc-build: Build details are at http://buildbot.linuxcnc.org/buildbot/builders/0000.checkin/builds/9064
11:48 AM seb_kuzminsky: new po4a 0.67-2 debs on wlo (for buster and bullseye, bookworm and sid already have it), buildbot workers updated & docs rebuild, let me know if anything looks amiss
11:48 AM seb_kuzminsky: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/index.html
11:48 AM seb_kuzminsky: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/pdf/
11:55 AM tjtr33: loggety log log
12:47 PM Tom_L: JT-Cave, menu as in documents?
01:06 PM -!- #linuxcnc-devel mode set to +o by ChanServ
01:07 PM ChanServ changed topic of #linuxcnc-devel to: Developer-centric chat | LinuxCNC is a linux-based open-source CNC control. | Latest release: 2.8.3 | http://www.linuxcnc.org
01:08 PM -!- #linuxcnc-devel mode set to -o by Tom_L
01:09 PM CaptHindsight[m]: from matrix
01:09 PM Tom_L: something new?
01:10 PM CaptHindsight[m]: wondeer what tjt uses to reach IRC
01:10 PM Tom_L: someone that can should update the homepage latest release number too
01:19 PM Tom_L: and maybe point the link to this: http://linuxcnc.org/2022/08/09/LinuxCNC-2.8.3/
05:01 PM JT-Shop: Tom_L, I can update the home page in the morning
05:05 PM Tom_L: k
05:06 PM Tom_L: no 2.8.3 iso that i know of but i did see debs
05:06 PM Tom_L: other than the live build
05:15 PM JT-Shop: I should update the download page telling folks how to get 2.8.3 on debian 10
05:16 PM Tom_L: we _could_ post that live iso if you think that's appropriate
05:17 PM Tom_L: i'm not familiar with how all the checksum stuff works
05:30 PM JT-Shop: checksum is pretty easy, I'd like to refine the live build to have a better first screen without unneeded menu items
05:30 PM JT-Shop: not sure where the files are but I have an idea they are in /var/www/html I'll look in the morning
05:38 PM Tom_L: yeah that's above my paygrade but would be a good addition
05:40 PM JT-Shop: it would be nice to have a choice of desktops
05:41 PM Tom_L: i didn't try the install so i dunno if that gives you the option or not
05:41 PM Tom_L: the live part doesn't
05:44 PM Tom_L: are you talking about the initial splash screen?
05:45 PM Tom_L: it's in /config/bootlaoders/isolinux i think... splash.svg
05:46 PM JT-Shop: the initial menu items, some go nowhere
05:46 PM JT-Shop: one is just a repeat
05:46 PM JT-Shop: and some gibberish on the screen
05:46 PM Tom_L: i haven't found those yet
05:46 PM JT-Shop: we could build different desktops
05:47 PM Tom_L: seems all i've seen are mate and xfce
05:47 PM Tom_L: on iso
05:47 PM Tom_L: take more space on the server
05:48 PM JT-Shop: I upped from 30GB to 50GB a few weeks ago
05:48 PM JT-Shop: so space is not an issue
06:55 PM linuxcnc-build: build #2011 of 4041.deb-buster-rtpreempt-amd64 is complete: Failure [4failed shell_3] Build details are at http://buildbot.linuxcnc.org/buildbot/builders/4041.deb-buster-rtpreempt-amd64/builds/2011 blamelist: Sebastian Kuzminsky <seb@highlab.com>
07:47 PM linuxcnc-build: build #1904 of 4042.deb-buster-rtpreempt-rpi4 is complete: Failure [4failed shell_3] Build details are at http://buildbot.linuxcnc.org/buildbot/builders/4042.deb-buster-rtpreempt-rpi4/builds/1904 blamelist: Sebastian Kuzminsky <seb@highlab.com>