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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #510 on: September 17, 2014, 07:26:27 AM »
Hi All:

  Im heading for portugal tomorrow, Ill be back in October. I suspect your not far off from a 1960 or better
Mach4 release so Ill put the latest version of Darwin here. This is compiled for 1960 or better and contains
the newest code base.
   As of Oct 1st Ill be back in development mode for Gearotic so this version of Darwin , bug fixes not withstanding
will probably stay as current unless the Mach4 api changes to the point where it needs recompilation.


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Art
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #511 on: September 17, 2014, 07:28:53 AM »
Have a great vacation, thanks for the files

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #512 on: October 01, 2014, 08:28:08 AM »
Hi All:

  Im back from vacation. I hear a new build needs to be done for the next release so Im working with the guys to
get a new release ready. Shouldnt be too long.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #513 on: October 01, 2014, 10:10:58 PM »
Is that why M4 version 2012 crashes when I install Darwin 2014-1-1960?

Just want to make sure I'm not doing something wrong (for once).   :)

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #514 on: October 01, 2014, 11:33:32 PM »
correct

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #515 on: October 02, 2014, 05:10:37 AM »
Hi Guys:

  Yes, the Mach API has changed a lot over the last few versions, so the plugin has to be redone for each iteration , this will stop soon I think.
 A new version is in the works, it wont be long, and Brian will post it on the web page as the official plugin release to match the M4 download to be posted as well.

Art
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #516 on: October 04, 2014, 09:58:43 AM »
Hey Art,
  Hope ya had a great trip. I installed Mach4 2030 and Darwin 2030 and when I hit the enable button it doesn't stay enabled and I get a message in the history that says : Darwin Buffer Error - Motion out of Bounds.  I'm using windows XP
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #517 on: October 04, 2014, 10:45:53 AM »
Where did you get Darwin 2030?

Peter
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #518 on: October 04, 2014, 10:53:52 AM »
"Where did you get Darwin 2030?

Peter"

If you go to downloads and updates and then the Mach4 tab it has Mach4 Hobby R1.2030 and Mach4 Parallel Port Plugin V1.2030

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #519 on: October 04, 2014, 11:13:34 AM »
Hi Guys:

  Darwin as released needs a Darwin license placed in the Licenses folder. As of 2030 version, a Licenses folder exists, the Mach4 license AND any licenses for plugins must be placed in that folder. If Darwin does not have a license installed, then it limits itself to 1 axis. This will change shortly to something less intrusive. However, since the release of 2030 was made, a bug has been discovered in the licensing facility within Mach4 and its possible even with a license the plugin will not function with more than 1 axis. Im trying to correct this but I fear it will have to wait till Monday as the bug seems deep within M4's code, not Darwins code, and the guys take weekends off. ( Go figure. :) ).

     I have , however , just today added more MPG's ( 3) to Darwin and its in testing, so I think a new version will be ready for Monday anyway, so hopefully this bug will be found and corrected quickly. Please let me know for my own reference if you have a license and this is happening, or if you have a license and it isnt happening.. If you dont have a license then it WILL happen as from this point forward, using Darwin ( or any motion plugin) will require a license file.. The Darwin license (or any plugin license) is a separate file from the Mach4 license.. and all licenses must be copied to the Licenses folder.

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