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    Overall status of Mach4?

    I'm tying to evaluate the status of Mach4.

    Overall is it being actively supported by the developers? Such as bugfixes and releases?
    ( I looked on their website and couldn't find information about the dates of past release or updates and bugfixes. I thought this was standard for professional software, so i am not encouraged)

    For simple 2 1/2D and 3D machining is it stable?

    Thanks

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    Re: Overall status of Mach4?

    Hi,
    I've been using Mach4 for six plus years and it works well.

    Mach4 builds are released regularly, possibly monthly if not more and each has a release note. The releases are on an ftp site, and are generally
    not visible on the main website.

    Craig

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    Re: Overall status of Mach4?

    From the main page click on Downloads & Updates, Mach4 Downloads, scroll down to FTP Server, then to Mach4, then to Development Versions.
    David
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    Re: Overall status of Mach4?

    Quote Originally Posted by difalkner View Post
    From the main page click on Downloads & Updates, Mach4 Downloads, scroll down to FTP Server, then to Mach4, then to Development Versions.
    That's a lot of updating!.
    Must constantly need bug fixing!

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    Re: Overall status of Mach4?

    Is that why so many are clinging on to Mach 3?

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    Re: Overall status of Mach4?

    Mach3 has just as many - https://www.machsupport.com/ftp/Mach3/

    Some are bug fixes, some are improvements, some are just tweaks. I'd rather see lots of development versions as opposed to trying to use something that doesn't work. I haven't updated Mach4 in over a year because it's working just fine as is but I may do an update soon. Every time I've installed a new development version I've seen something new that I like, fwiw.
    David
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