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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #220 on: February 22, 2015, 12:43:02 PM »
So what would it COST to do  a Plugin for the Mesa products. A best Guess would be fine.

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #221 on: February 22, 2015, 12:47:37 PM »
Daniel  Look up at your screen name : Daniellyall , Daniell yall??  THat is where I got the spelling ;D

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #222 on: February 22, 2015, 01:12:24 PM »
it does not matter been called worse I could have said look up the bible I have one of the names that is only said one way for most languages.

are you going to do the Mesa plug in. it might be something to suggest to art not like he has nothing else to do (-:)

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« Reply #223 on: February 22, 2015, 01:22:57 PM »
Art is not in control of MAch3/Mach4 has not been for several years. He is up to his ears with Gearotic Motion.  The problem here is going to be OEM relations. IF Someone were to provide a plugin for the Mesa boards the OEM that are doing their OWN will cry FOUL/Unfair. So where would that leave artsoft??. Now if MESANET did their own plugin or at least financed it then it is just fair competetion of the market.

HUM maybe get Mesa to hire Smurph to write and support a plugin ??  It could not hurt to ask. I have been told NOPE before. It really does not hurt much (;-(.

Probably the BIG hurdle for now is the ever changing M4. It can make a plugin obsolete , non working over night.



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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #224 on: February 22, 2015, 03:06:12 PM »
yes I do know what art does its a suggestion nothing else since pp is all most done and dusted.

Art is a very clever person if someone could do it it would be him so he can move his cool stuff onto something that's not going to be done in a few years it`s a good idea.

Mesa hire Smurph don't think that would happen.

plugins getting broken they give the plugin developers the new version first sometimes

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #225 on: February 22, 2015, 07:59:42 PM »
Yeah, if there is something that will break the plugin interface, we give the offending release to the plugin writers first and give them a chance to prepare a bit.

But the API changes that break the interface are few and far between now.  I hope that soon we just won't have that anymore.  But nothing is forever, so I will never be one to say that it just won't happen in the future. 

Cost of a plugin...  well...  it is rather difficult to pinpoint that.  What with the old 80/20 rule.  80% can probably be done real fast but the last 20% is the killer.  Paying a programmer to do it will probably cost in the order of 5 to 10K.  But probably a lot more by the time it gets production ready.  So ROI on it at $25.00 a license (guessing?) is going to take a while.  Even if the plugin takes off like wild fire, it would take a bit to recoup the investment.  The only way out of that is to raise the price.  But it would really be a hard sell to have a plugin reach the cost of Mach to begin with! 

Take Darwin, for instance.  Art will never see any break even line on that.  He did it because he is Art and that was enough for him.  He did it for the love!  :)

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #226 on: February 22, 2015, 08:18:03 PM »
yer arts the man, god if I only could do what he can it would make life so much easier.

it was just an idea take it or leave it don't worry me there is still the ESS

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #227 on: February 22, 2015, 09:21:44 PM »
Gee Steve don't ya LOVE Mach4 and Mesa hardware ? ;D

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #228 on: February 23, 2015, 09:06:07 AM »
f___  BR549 I am a boy not a girl (:-)),

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,28556.msg200410.html#msg200410

hell, I been confused from way back when you referenced "madam secretary"  ???  ;D

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #229 on: February 23, 2015, 01:15:49 PM »
true that I was taking the piss but yes I am a boy