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Offline Mauri

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No Official Update since August 2019 ?????
« on: September 20, 2020, 05:38:36 PM »
Hi,
We are all wondering and have been very patient as to when we will have an official working Mach 4 Program.
Steve is working very hard with fixing issues and adding development updates, but no one else at Mach4 seems to care about testing and releasing a new official program.
The Mach 4 V4300 released version in August 2019 as everyone knows has many issues and no one I am sure is using it.
Please do some testing and release a working solution so we can also do some CNC machining with confidence.
I am sure vehicle manufactures do not let the public do the testing before they release s a new one.
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Mauri.

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Re: No Official Update since August 2019 ?????
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 06:19:38 PM »
Latest MACH4 version is 4531 (dated 14-9-2020) available at
ftp://machsupport.com/Mach4/DevlopmentVersions/
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Re: No Official Update since August 2019 ?????
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2020, 01:10:13 AM »
Latest MACH4 version is 4531 (dated 14-9-2020) available at
ftp://machsupport.com/Mach4/DevlopmentVersions/

Unfortunately that is a Development version and not quite the same thing as an Official stable version.

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Re: No Official Update since August 2019 ?????
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2020, 01:49:28 AM »
4531

Completely crashes my install trashed the setups had to do a complete reinstall from backup

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Re: No Official Update since August 2019 ?????
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2020, 04:49:12 AM »
4531

Completely crashes my install trashed the setups had to do a complete reinstall from backup
Depends on your system hardware compatibility.

Warp9 recommends 4517 which is ALSO a develpment version.

"Mach4 changed a bunch of internal registers (# vars) as of 4517, and requires ESS plugin 260 or newer since their change broke compatibility with the older ESS plugins.   ESS plugin 259 and older will only work with Mach4 builds 4470 and older.

Please select one of the following recommended pairs of Mach4 and the corresponding ESS plugin:

1) Recommended: Mach4 Hobby version 4.2.0.4517 with ESS 260

1) Recommended: Mach4 Industrial version 4.2.0.4517 with ESS 260
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Re: No Official Update since August 2019 ?????
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2020, 05:04:39 AM »
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"Mach4 changed a bunch of internal registers (# vars) as of 4517, and requires ESS plugin 260 or newer since their change broke compatibility with the older ESS plugins.   ESS plugin 259 and older will only work with Mach4 builds 4470 and older.

Not everybody uses the ESS.

Which is the best Mach4 version to use with all the other available motion controllers ?
« Last Edit: September 22, 2020, 05:08:26 AM by Tweakie.CNC »
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Re: No Official Update since August 2019 ?????
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2020, 09:27:49 AM »
My pc opps cnc controller far exceeds the min spec read
It’s a dell optiplex with a graphics card not the on chip do dad

Your “ Depends on your system hardware compatibility”

If that’s the case I need a better thing then I will need a a new lic for my industrial Mach 4

Note I did try a virgin install but that also locked up and needed a three finger salute to sort it out

But as the OP states it’s about time we the users had a good stable version to rely on

FWIW I run the recommended ESS version 4517 and 260

But my one comment to all make a backup to a usb stick or WHY and keep it away from the work shop then you have to make a conscious decision to use it

Eg the SIL for his business has to have off site BU I hold them on a rotation but we are 100miles apart
Re: No Official Update since August 2019 ?????
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2020, 12:48:43 PM »
i try one of  the last Development version,but always error messege and crashes
so i back to 4300
i use pockeys

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Re: No Official Update since August 2019 ?????
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2020, 03:32:03 PM »
FYI
4534 is ok

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Re: No Official Update since August 2019 ?????
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2020, 02:38:33 AM »
FYI
4534 is ok

It never gets simple.
Build 4534 was withdrawn from the ftp downloads 30/09/20 and replaced with Build 4535.

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