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Re: [trinity-users] PCLOS Happy!

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 11:05:37 -0500
On Monday 09 November 2015 09:33:28 alistair izzard wrote:

>  Remember who you love, tell them you love them, life is too short for
> regrets. From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
>  To: trinity-users@...
>  Sent: Monday, 9 November 2015, 14:25
>  Subject: Re: [trinity-users] PCLOS Happy!
>
> On Monday 09 November 2015 08:40:59 alistair izzard wrote:
> >  Remember who you love, tell them you love them, life is too short
> > for regrets. From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
> >  To: trinity-users@...
> >  Sent: Monday, 9 November 2015, 12:07
> >  Subject: Re: [trinity-users] PCLOS Happy!
> >
> > On Monday 09 November 2015 11:44:54 alistair izzard wrote:
> > >  Remember who you love, tell them you love them, life is too short
> > > for regrets. From: Kate Draven <borglabs4@...>
> > >  To: trinity-users@...
> > >  Sent: Monday, 9 November 2015, 2:56
> > >  Subject: [trinity-users] PCLOS Happy!
> > >
> > > I've been playing about with the latest release of PCLOS. I'm very
> > > happy with it so far.
>
> So was I, for a couple months.  But Texstar runs a tight ship, and
> will not add anything to the mix that isn't used by a web browser or
> an email agent.  Zero support, won't even discuss it, for anything
> else.
>
> So, while it was as solid as a rock, it was also very limiting and I
> eventually bailed, in my case to the hybride-iso that installs
> LinuxCNC, built around the debian wheezy release. It has some warts,
> but nothing that cannot be whipped into shape.  And I am pleased
> because I can run exactly the same software on all 4 machines, except
> the linuxcnc I run here is simulated only.  This machine has
> relatively poor "realtime performance", but its also dead stable doing
> it.
>
> > > There are some things I don't know if I care for, such as HAL, but
> > > so far it hasn't bothered me or refused to open the pod bay doors.
>
> LinuxCNC makes extended use of hal. It has its limits, but there's
> gladevcp or pyvcp to fill those gaps.   
>
> > > I had a little trouble with synaptic and the reps, but I'm
> > > figuring that out. Never try to figure things out when deprived of
> > > chocolate btw.
>
> Now thats scary, no chocolate? I'd druther not contemplate the
> "merriment that could lead too. OTOH, no coffee is even worse.
>
> > > I can't remember the lad's name, that put this together but cheers
> > > to you. So far so good.
> > >
> > > Sorry to took so long to get back to you on the test results but I
> > > never just do an install, I do some deep testing and mods. If it
> > > can stand up to me insanity, then it's a go.
>
> I know that feeling, but its all ok as long as I can explain it to me.
> :)

You replied, but put it below my sig, and kmail, being a good rfc 
compliant emailer, responded to the the "\ndash dash space \n" at the 
top of that and stripped your question.  Please don't do that.

I do not recall now, but it was some library I needed the -dev version of 
so I could build something like freecad. The lib was there, but the -dev 
was missing. I emailed twice, no reply.  That was the "straw".

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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