V3 Build 7 Posted

on Mon, Oct 26, 2009 in development

I just posted build 7 to the normal location, http://www.grzsoftware.com/dl . It includes a bunch of fixes and major performance improvements. It is also a nearly-complete build of V3. The only changes from here will be bug fixes, documentation updates, and translation updates.

I had not expected to call V3 “done” this quickly but I started reading back through the postings here last week and I saw that V3 has been underway for the better part of the year. Somehow I thought it had only been a few months but it looks like my horrible sense of time has struck again.

Version 3 has diverged from where I though it would go but I think the improvements are significant enough to make this a major update even if I didn’t get everything done that I wanted to. I also want to get V2 removed from the site completely and this is the only way I can do it.

Please download the latest release and let me know what you think.

In the past few months I’ve made some big changes that inadvertently broke features that have been in MeshCAM for a long time and nobody noticed (or they didn’t let me know about it), and I found a couple of bugs that have existed for years but have never been found. Based on this, I think I’ve misjudged the importance of some of the features I’ve put in there, because nobody seems to be using them. Version 4 will begin development near then end of the year and the priorities will have to be adjusted to reflect my new understanding of the average user. I’m thinking development will be focused more on solidifying the core and only adding a few new features. I’ll probably ask for more feedback at that point so start paying attention to the features that you actually use on a day-to-day basis.

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