Well, as a business man, perhaps I understand why Rob has chosen to go the email route, and as a customer, I like the forum thread idea. (It will stop some people from jumping on board 1.1 who may not possess the skills to manage or fix their problem, duplications, learning how to work around, etc.)
Perhaps there is a meeting of the minds, where someone from Carbide3D can list known problems, and or work arounds with the latest released version. Clearing out older non-applicable versions/threads.
GRBL 1.1 is great, I love the feed increase/decrease option, but if it only had cutter compensation too (grin)
CM403: I think it’s about 95% ready, and can be used by many of the experienced users, having to reboot CM only occasionally; so if you are ready, jump into the pool, and help me to get this t0 100% ASAP (Meaning I’d like to see a few more people testing it) (if the below list is something you can handle.
Known issues (that I see) (Windows AND Macbook versions)
(1) Metric: It still feeds 0.6 mm occasionally (2) Inch is still moving in millimeters (or fractions there of) (3) It’s seems to that it continues to jog (Fast mode only) after you have released the button, which results in either a Soft or Limit switch error (But NO error is posted on the screen, so I don’t know the exact error), and the machine freezes ( and will need a CM reboot), this is easy to work around (Just release the button extra early!)
Load File: (SOMETIMES) 50%
(1) The load screen doesn’t always show that the file is loaded but going to the Run screen will show that the file is actually loaded (2) But Sometimes a new file (program) will NOT load and will need a CM reboot
Limit Switch Error: (SOMETIMES, 20%)
While running a well proven program, I encounter a Limit Switch Error for (a) no apparent reason (it’s in the middle of engraving, so there are no strange moves) and (b) at different areas of the program ( and will need a CM reboot), BUT sometimes it works just fine (non-repeating error)
Everything else is great, and works awesome. I am not keen about the menu choices and somethings will take getting used to; like after I set my part zero, and quit the jog screen (twice?), the Load file menu appears rather than the Run menu (I already loaded the file, before I set my 0/0, etc.
EDIT: Bug Report email was also sent
Edit 2: Rob, you have my permission to delete this message if you do not approve.