QCAD Bugtracker

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  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category QCAD/CAM
  • Assigned To
    Andrew
  • Operating System All
  • Severity Low
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  • Reported Version Development
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Attached to Project: QCAD Bugtracker
Opened by H. Stiekema - 10.10.2019
Last edited by Andrew - 10.10.2019

FS#1967 - Development snapshot: Toolpath generator problem

Hallo Andrew,

I had updated QCAD/CAM to 3.23.0.2 and I am confronted with a major bug in the toolpath generator.

Admin
Andrew commented on 10.10.2019 08:08

Note that 3.23.0.2 is a snapshot release, not intended for production use.

Bugs in snapshot releases are never considered to be critical as this is a snapshot release for users interested in testing the latest cutting edge features.

H. Stiekema commented on 10.10.2019 09:14

Well that is one way to say ”Thank you for testing, but you should not use the application you bought.”

Does me wonder; what is the use of testing anyway, if any found error is wiped of the table as of no importance at all?

Admin
Andrew commented on 10.10.2019 09:19

It's not wiped off the table. I just wanted to make sure you know what you are doing by using a snapshot release. Some users accidentally download snapshots without reading the information about snapshots.

Bugs in snapshot are never critical as they are expected and production users are not using snapshots. I hope that clarifies that.

FYI: A "critical" bug is a severe problem preventing a wide range of users from using the product, such as a crash on start up or when using an essential tool.

H. Stiekema commented on 10.10.2019 11:20

It seems to me a malfunctional toolpath generator is critical,
and being an essential tool to CAMmers, it should not be added to a new update.

By your initial reply it looks like it is no interest to you at all.

Admin
Andrew commented on 10.10.2019 11:30

From the reporter's perspective, every reported bug is critical to them, otherwise they wouldn't report it. We have to make a more objective judgement. If it only affects one user, perhaps even one single project, that might still be critical to you, but it isn't to the wider QCAD/CAM community.

If you don't agree, I'm happy to offer you a full refund.

H. Stiekema commented on 10.10.2019 16:58

Nice, thank you for your refund offer.

I suggest using the offered refund as my payment for time necessary to fix the toolpath generator. The QCAD/CAM community, specialy those using CAM in offset mode, would certainly appreciate my contribution in the development of cutting edge features like a functional radius compensation mode (like it did before).

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