2.8.1 and 2.9.0 download links are identical. Confused.

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12 Mar 2021 23:05 #202028 by beefy
First of all, just letting you know I'm new to Linuxcnc and making an attempt at converting to the dark side. Should be receiving my Mesa boards very soon.

I'm a bit confused about getting version 2.9.0 (setting up PlasmaC) which I've been told is the version I should use for PlasmaC.

Refer these links.

This first one is for 2.9.0:

linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/
and within that, the "Getting Linuxcnc" link:
linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/getting-sta...etting-linuxcnc.html
For x86 PCs Download the Live/Install CD by clicking here:
www.linuxcnc.org/iso/linuxcnc-2.8.0-buster.iso


And this second set is for 2.8.1:

linuxcnc.org/docs/2.8/html/
and within that, the "Getting Linuxcnc" link:
linuxcnc.org/docs/2.8/html/getting-start...etting-linuxcnc.html
For x86 PCs Download the Live/Install CD by clicking here:
www.linuxcnc.org/iso/linuxcnc-2.8.0-buster.iso


So as can be seen the download link for both 2.8.1 and 2.9.0 is exactly the same. Could someone kindly explain what is going on here.

Cheers,

Keith

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13 Mar 2021 01:15 #202048 by andypugh

So as can be seen the download link for both 2.8.1 and 2.9.0 is exactly the same. Could someone kindly explain what is going on here.


The documents describe the current released state. That is 2.8.1. master / 2.9 is a development version. The docs won't point to that until it is released.

You can't, in fact. download LinuxCNC 2.9 / master from www.linuxcnc.org.

You need to go to buildbot.linuxcnc.org and follow the instructions there.

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13 Mar 2021 07:21 #202066 by beefy
Thanks very much for that info Andy. I would indeed have remained confused and pulling my hair out without that knowledge.

It's very strange that the development version link:
linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/
directs you to a download that is for a different version.

Off I go now to that link you gave me.

Cheers,

Keith

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13 Mar 2021 08:40 #202072 by phillc54
To help confuse things a bit more:

PlasmaC will run on either 2.8 or 2.9

The newer QtPlasmaC requires 2.9.

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13 Mar 2021 09:46 #202078 by beefy
Cheers Phil,

I never knew about that one either. Maybe Rodw can let me know if I should focus on that one from the start.

Keith

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13 Mar 2021 09:54 #202079 by phillc54
It is basically fully functional, there are a few minor cosmetic things we are finishing off, should be done this week.

linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/plasma/qtplasmac.html

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13 Mar 2021 10:50 #202082 by robertspark
Keith,

install 2.8 from the iso from a usb stick.

once it boots, you change the repository settings for linuxcnc to buildbot.
deb     http://buildbot.linuxcnc.org/ buster master-rtpreempt
deb-src http://buildbot.linuxcnc.org/ buster master-rtpreempt

then just run
sudo apt-get update
and then
sudo apt-get upgrade -y

from the terminal and it will upgrade / update to master.

given you are going to run Mesa hardware you will need to change the network using
apt-get install network-manager network-manager-gnome

and then run
apt-get remove wicd wicd-gtk

I normally restart at this point (although it's probably not required)

then run
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get autoremove

as it will clear out some of the related linked files / programmes that were required by wicd

(I'll come back later, got to go do something, to finish off how I have done my setup as I've done it so many times that I just do it automatically now)

I then setup the network address for the Mesa cards
get rid of the logon screen prompt
add qtvcp via script
add NativeCAM via script

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13 Mar 2021 18:27 #202125 by scotth
Now we are at 2.8.1 how do we get to 2.9.0?

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13 Mar 2021 20:13 #202136 by robertspark

Now we are at 2.8.1 how do we get to 2.9.0?


upgrade your repositiories to use master....
deb     http://buildbot.linuxcnc.org/ buster master-rtpreempt
deb-src http://buildbot.linuxcnc.org/ buster master-rtpreempt

easiest way that I do it is just via synatic package manager..... and just change the linuxcnc repositories listed to master as listed above.

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13 Mar 2021 22:19 #202154 by scotth
My bad, I left the deb in front of the http:// ...
Works fine now running 2.9.0 in test.

Thank you,
Scott

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