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Bug#552772: RFP: emc2 -- A free and powerful machine controller

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/

To use raw power is to make yourself infinitely vulnerable to greater powers.
  -- Bene Gesserit axiom

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