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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #560 on: October 11, 2014, 12:46:51 AM »
Hello Art

I installed new files and was able to get movement from all 3 axises. I was even able to run a circle pocket g code program. I tried to do some MDI commands to turn on my spindle and nothing worked. I looked in the error history and says Darwin license failed.

Eric

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #561 on: October 11, 2014, 08:25:14 AM »
Hi Eric:

 Yes, apparently the guys are having trouble with their license code. Hopefully they will solve it soon,
your current plugin should automatically start to work when they issue a correction..

Art

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #562 on: October 11, 2014, 09:18:10 AM »
Hi Art,

Will that be a new build of Mach4 or a new license that is required to resolve the 'Darwin License has failed' issue ?

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #563 on: October 11, 2014, 09:31:05 AM »
Tweakie:

  I suspect it could be either. Darwin , or any plugin simply calls an API routine that checks a license, it returns good or bad..
It seems its returning bad for some, good for others. So I think it will be a m4 update that will fix it, and that may require a
new license as well ..

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #564 on: October 12, 2014, 08:19:42 PM »
Well I checked into getting a license but it apoears they were only selling them in the month of August and I missed out...I will have to wait til it goes on sale to the "public" I guess
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #565 on: October 15, 2014, 02:28:27 PM »
Art,

Should homing work with the latest Darwin (2030, 2035)?  When I initiate a "ref all" or per axis with lua calls nothing moves.


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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #566 on: October 15, 2014, 03:01:10 PM »
Freeman:

  Yes, homing has worked for some time...Ill retest but it should go. The Home signals must be enabled and mapped in mach4. Turn on debug
and let me know what the debug messages say.

Art
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #567 on: October 15, 2014, 04:50:24 PM »
Any idea when the new release of M4 with the Darwin license bug fix will be realeased.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #568 on: October 15, 2014, 09:05:19 PM »
Sorry Eric, I have no idea. You should send them an email asking them...might rush them along..

Art
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #569 on: October 28, 2014, 01:43:54 AM »
Mach 4 2059 still won't allow Darwin to be licensed. I even went as far as downloading a new license file from the license manager. It downloaded as a .txt file and I had to change it to a .dat file to get Mach 4 to see it. I can jog 3 axises but that's it. Homing wont't work. I can't turn on my forward and reverse spindle relays
with M3 and M4 in MDI. Spindle won't turn on.

I looked in the history file and saw.

Failed to license feature M4_DARWIN
(mcDarwin)Darwin License has failed.
Do MDI

Then I looked in Mach 4 Help/System Informaion and saw Feature M4_mcDARWIN Unlicensed

So the Darwin plugin bug still isn't fixed.

Eric