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Re: Lockdown (066) and Dev (067) versions, issues
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2013, 11:26:30 AM »
Fixing all the bugs would likely be impossible as is that not the reason Mach4 was started? I am sure no one would undertake such a huge task if there was no need for doing so.
 When I said serious bugs I was meaning ones that could cause damage to the machine such as home switches being ignored and the VB issues as that could damage a machine.
The big problem seems to be fix something in Mach 3 and there is a good chance  it breaks something else,  however what has been broken this time should  warrant it being pulled.
Then again thats just my opinion ;)
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Re: Lockdown (066) and Dev (067) versions, issues
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2013, 01:27:17 PM »


I have gone back to 057 on lathe and 056 on mill.

Hood


Is it possible to have download access to those 2 versions?
Re: Lockdown (066) and Dev (067) versions, issues
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2013, 01:33:44 PM »
ftp://machsupport.com/Mach/

You can download them here ... if that's what you are meaning.

Russ

Fixed your FTP link Russ
Brett
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Re: Lockdown (066) and Dev (067) versions, issues
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2013, 08:32:23 AM »
Well I'm not so sure about 062 at this point. I ran the machine all day yesterday with zero problems. Started up today and mach kick out a compiler error for the M03. Restarted Mach and it seemed to be ok. Looked over after a tool change and the spindle never started. Caught it before it did any damage. Had the same error message . I'm going to downgrade further to 056 and see what happens.

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Re: Lockdown (066) and Dev (067) versions, issues
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2013, 01:41:46 PM »
Will anything be done about this??
Just courious.
Thanks!
olf20 / Bob
 
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Re: Lockdown (066) and Dev (067) versions, issues
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2013, 06:00:08 AM »
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Where were yall when I was arguing this in the past FIX the BUGS in mach3 "BEFORE" you make MAch4 a priority. (;-)

My thanks to several people on this web site for some serious discussions about the bugs. It seems to me, with 30 - 40 years of experience in writing code from machine language upwards, that the bugs in Mach3 are simply not fixable - without a TOTAL rewrite. Which is called Mach4.

An anecdote to ilustrate:
Old railway line. Engine hard worked and worn out. Owners ask a Scottish engineer to recommend cheapest repairs.
First reply: Can't repair, too clapped out.
Response: No, no, we can't afford that. How can we repair it and keep it going for a while?
Second reply: Ah weel, see yon whistle on top of the boiler? Weel, jack oop whistle and replace the bits underneath it.

Cheers



Re: Lockdown (066) and Dev (067) versions, issues
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2013, 10:26:20 AM »
 :) ;D :D ;D :),
Thanks
Re: Lockdown (066) and Dev (067) versions, issues
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2013, 06:08:15 PM »
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Looked over after a tool change and the spindle never started. Caught it before it did any damage.
Dunno about that one. I find I ALWAYS have to do an m3 after a tool change.

Hum ... has the machine ever gone through an m3 after a tool change without starting the spindle? Well ... it is not impossible. There have been one or two occasions when I have hit the pause rail after a tool change because the spindle was not running. Hum ... maybe.

Cheers