GSoC-2021 Initial Contact
I'm a Mechanical Engineering PhD student researching the field of assistive robotics
As I got quite some experience in embedded/real-time systems programming, doing a considerable amount of C++ and Python work, I've ended up participating in previous iterations of GSoC for the Scilab project
Having worked in OpenModelica (mostly FMI models) integration last time, I've taken interest in your IPC/RT category projects, which I think would be suitable for my current skillset. The progress of that previous work was published here
In order to start completing the requirements for my application, I have successfully compiled the mbdyn binary. At first, I ran into some type issues regarding the metis dependence, and it was suggested that I either disable metis support (using --without-metis on configure) ou switching to the develop branch, where it was fixed. As that is the branch used for main development, I have chosen the second option and was able to finish the compilation.
Next, I processed a 2-links 2-joints model file based on this example, whose execution finished normally, but for some reason I'm not able to reproduce the generated .mov video in VLC. Might be an unrelated problem
Solving that, I see I'll have to implement some modification to the code and develop a test module. Could be any kind of modification to the solver's behavior? I assume that even if I submit it in a merge request, it's not intended to be actually merged, right?
Thanks in advance