Ah, I did not remember.  Now that roadblock is out of the way, but now the program never processes messages.  In my main thread, I am calling:

    if(!InQueue->Empty()){
        ProcessMessages();
    }

Where ProcessMessages has a series of MatchMessage calls.
Has anything changed related to this that I need to know?  Is there somewhere I can look (mailing list archives?) for significant changes from 2.0 to 2.1?

Thanks for your help,
J. Alan Atherton


On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 7:58 PM, Geoffrey Biggs <gbiggs@killbots.net> wrote:
Have you remembered to allocate memory for actdata.actuators? Player 2.1
(which includes the CVS version) uses dynamically allocated memory for
all arrays in the interfaces.

Geoff

Jenn and Alan Atherton wrote:
> I have written a driver for the LynxArm, and it worked swell with Player
> 2.0.4.  I have moved to Player CVS, as I need Gazebo SVN.  I'm stumped
> with a problem that I've picked at for over a week now.  The driver goes
> through the Setup method just fine, and enters the main thread.
>
> The first time through the main thread, as the code populates a
> player_actarray_data structure, it apparently freezes completely.  Here
> is the code snippet in question, with debugging stuff in place.
>
>         writeLog("Gathering Axis Pos %d\n", i);
>         float bob = arm.getAxisAngleDeg(i) * DEG_TO_RAD;
>         writeLog("Gathering Axis Pos %d %1.2f\n", i, bob);
>
>         actdata.actuators[i].position = bob;
> // The code never reaches the line below
>         writeLog("Gathering Axis State %d\n", i);
>
>
> The writeLog method opens a log file, appends the string, then closes
> the file.  It seems to be hanging up on any line that has actdata in
> it.  I am completely stumped with this.
>
> Here's some info that might be useful to someone who knows.
> My lynx arm accessor class uses pthreads.
> I create an actarray interface and a limb interface.
> I publish a state message in the main thread (although it is never
> reached in this case), and that is all.
>
> I will appreciate any advice given in general.
>
> Eventually, when this is working, I can contribute the code to the
> project.  I am also making a gazebo model for the arm.
>
> Thanks,
> J. Alan Atherton

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