I emailed email@example.com
I would like to encourage everyone else who has held off upgrading to v4 due primarily to the loss of support for your Bluetooth 10-key to do the same.
Here's what I sent, and feel free to directly copy or echo any or all of what I wrote:
Hello C3D -
I've been a Shapeoko XXL user for over a year now and I love my machine. The release of Carbide Motion v4 with GRBL v1.1 was exciting when first announced, but I've not upgraded for several reasons, most specifically the deprecation of the Carbide Motion v3 key support for jogging and jogging step control.
_Many v3 users like me have small 10-key Bluetooth keypads which are invaluable for zeroing the machine. While v4 X/Y jogging works with the 10-key, we can't jog the Z axis. This was done in v3 with the PgUp/PgDn keys. Likewise the jog step select via numeric keys 1 thru 5 was deprecated in v4. _
Both of these operations are hugely important and integrated into our workflows, and without the 10-key operations, Carbide Motion v4 is a non-starter for me and many other users
In addition I'd also like to see touch probe support for non-Carbide 3D touch plates by "surfacing" the dimensional settings for user configuration, thus allowing a probe zeroing operation to net a true zero when a probe operation is complete.
Please consider re-enabling the 10-key support and the support for alternative touch probes for your next v4 Carbide Motion release.
Thanks in advance for your consideration.