Debian Bug report logs - #552772
RFP: linuxcnc -- a free and powerful machine controller

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Carlo Stemberger <carlo.stemberger@gmail.com>

Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 03:36:14 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, carlo.stemberger@gmail.com, <wnpp@debian.org>:
Bug#552772; Package wnpp. (Thu, 29 Oct 2009 03:36:17 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Carlo Stemberger <carlo.stemberger@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: emc2 -- A free and powerful machine controller
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 23:29:19 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist


* Package name    : emc2
  Version         : 2.4.0~pre
  Upstream Author : EMC developers <emc-developers@lists.sourceforge.net>
* URL             : http://www.linuxcnc.org/
* License         : GPL and LGPL
  Programming Lang: Tcl, C, C++, Python
  Description     : A free and powerful machine controller

EMC (the Enhanced Machine Control) is a software system for computer control of machine tools such as milling machines and lathes.

EMC provides:
  * a graphical user interface (actually several interfaces to chose from)
  * an interpreter for "G-code" (the RS-274 machine tool programming language)
  * a realtime motion planning system with look-ahead
  * operation of low-level machine electronics such as sensors and motor drives
  * an easy to use "breadboard" layer for quickly creating a unique configuration for your machine
  * a software PLC programmable with ladder diagrams

It does not provide drawing (CAD - Computer Aided Design) or G-code generation from the drawing (CAM - Computer Automated Manufacturing) functions.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)




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Bug#552772; Package wnpp. (Tue, 28 Sep 2010 13:36:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: chrysn <chrysn@fsfe.org>
To: 552772@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#552772: RFP: emc2 -- A free and powerful machine controller
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:16:47 +0200
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the tricky thing with emc2 is that emc2 requires realtime stuff (rtai?)
for normal operation according to their wiki. that issue is complicated
enough that they provide ubuntu based live cd images for emc2.  i didn't
try it out myself, so i can't make any statements about how hard it
would be to get this working on out-of-the-installer debian boxes.

on the other hand, for just trying stuff out without hardware, there is
a simulator mode. at least a simulation-only package should be
sufficiently easy to create and maintain, especially as there already
are ubuntu packages at [1] (those are the ones that work for me after
kicking out the fglrx dependency).

[1] http://linuxcnc.org/lucid/dists/lucid/emc2.4-sim/

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Message #15 received at 552772@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Yaroslav Halchenko <debian@onerussian.com>
To: 552772@bugs.debian.org
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 23:00:26 -0500
just .1 cents

although we don't have prebuilt RTAI kernels in Debian , we do
have rtai package/patches, so, although it is a not 1 click solution,
per se, we have this piece available.

May be eventually someone would step up to keep up a debian repository
of pre-built debian (or vanilla) linux kernels with RTAI.  This aspect
is also of relevance/interest for neuroscience and our neuro.debian.net
project -- many projects rely on comedi/rtai tandem (just in case if
you/anyone needs more reasoning ;))

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Added blocking bug(s) of 552772: 620968 Request was from Carlo Stemberger <carlo.stemberger@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:48:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#552772; Package wnpp. (Mon, 29 Oct 2012 02:09:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Carlo Stemberger <carlo.stemberger@gmail.com>:
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Message #22 received at 552772@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Carlo Stemberger <carlo.stemberger@gmail.com>
To: 552772@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Rebranding name change
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 03:06:16 +0100
retitle 552772 RFP: linuxcnc -- a free and powerful machine controller
thanks

Hi,
this is the announcement:
> Due to a trademark dispute, after EMC 2.4 the project will be referred 
> to as LinuxCNC - A longer but more descriptive name. 

LinuxCNC 2.5.1 has been released.

Best regards,
Carlo

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Changed Bug title to 'RFP: linuxcnc -- a free and powerful machine controller' from 'RFP: emc2 -- A free and powerful machine controller' Request was from Carlo Stemberger <carlo.stemberger@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:00:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #29 received at 552772@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Carlo Stemberger <carlo.stemberger@gmail.com>
To: 552772@bugs.debian.org
Subject: RTAI no longer needed
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 05:02:14 +0100
Hi,
linux-image-rt-* seems to be a valid alternative to RTAI:

http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Debian_Wheezy_Linux-Rt_Compile_LinuxCNC

Best regards,
Carlo

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