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Life span of Mach3 maintenance/updates ?
« on: May 02, 2016, 11:45:17 AM »
Soon enough ill be buying Mach.
For the last couple weeks ive been playing with Mach3 while waiting for a little 6040 gantry router to be delivered. Delivery should be this week, if so, hopefully by the weekend everything will be working and then soon after that a full Mach license.

So the thought of how long will Mach3 be "supported" has come to mind.

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Re: Life span of Mach3 maintenance/updates ?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 11:53:30 AM »
How do you define support?
It hasn't been updated in several years, and won't be updated again.
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Re: Life span of Mach3 maintenance/updates ?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2016, 12:20:33 PM »
But, as things go these days, with Mach3 you have such a massive user-base, the support is probably endless :)

Updates are not an issue - pick a flavour that works and stick with it - works for me anyway.

I was looking at LinuxCNC but already had a Mach3 working setup on one machine so went with the same again.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2016, 02:11:05 PM »
Sorry, support was the wrong word.
Updates and bug fixs. Thanks for the direct responce, ger21.

Looked at LinuxCNC a few years ago when i was day dreaming about machines, i run linux (ubuntu) on a headless server at home for close to ten years (think ver 10 was last update) and there desktop along with played around with different linux "flavors" so i have alittle exposore to linux. Mach seams (through reading) more stable and user base supported. Will give LinunxCNC a shot, but as it looks now, Mach will be my choice.
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