New Release 3.x or 4.0?

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pedro10vitor
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New Release 3.x or 4.0?

#1 Post by pedro10vitor » 29 May 2018, 18:16

Hi there, I have been working with Diptrace for the last one year, working on my graduation project, but I have hit the pin limit offered by Diptrace, so I would like to know is the next update will be a 3.x version or 4.0. If it will be 3.x does Diptrace have any ideia to when it will release the 4.0? I will buy the Diptrace but it would hurt to buy now and in one month a new version is released.

Alex
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Re: New Release 3.x or 4.0?

#2 Post by Alex » 30 May 2018, 09:13

We don't plan to release version 4.0 in near future. The next version will be 3.x.
We provided free update for all users who purchased DipTrace during 6 months before major update (from 2.x to 3.0). We will do it for the next major update too.

b_force
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Re: New Release 3.x or 4.0?

#3 Post by b_force » 31 May 2018, 09:47

Alex wrote:
30 May 2018, 09:13
We don't plan to release version 4.0 in near future. The next version will be 3.x.
We provided free update for all users who purchased DipTrace during 6 months before major update (from 2.x to 3.0). We will do it for the next major update too.
What determines going for a new release version instead of just an update?

Rahat07
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Re: New Release 3.x or 4.0?

#4 Post by Rahat07 » 07 Jun 2018, 16:45

That's really a good decision that user who will buy before 6 month of next update will also given a free update. I really like the free update offer.

madscientist
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Re: New Release 3.x or 4.0?

#5 Post by madscientist » 16 Oct 2019, 07:58

any news on next release of DIPtrace , its been an awful long time since a decent release

in particular any news on the push and shove router , dip trace has fallen behind Kicad and Altium Circuit Designer is this regard

novarm44
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Re: New Release 3.x or 4.0?

#6 Post by novarm44 » 16 Oct 2019, 10:46

any news on next release of DIPtrace , its been an awful long time since a decent release
in particular any news on the push and shove router , dip trace has fallen behind Kicad and Altium Circuit Designer is this regard
Currently work on 4.0 is in process (stage 4 of 4, 3 modules already completed). There is big redesign of DipTrace core to support all IPC-7351 features without work-arounds + related long-waiting features. Unfortunately this is really huge amount of qualified work and we have limited resources, however this should also provide easier further development by avoiding work-arounds.

Push and Shove is paused yet, we had some progress (it already works on simple traces and T-connections), but then IPC generator developer + library and marketing depts said IPC-7351 compatibility is needed in the core asap, because last 3 years they developed libraries for IPC-7351 and we were unable to publish them without in-depth support of such patterns. So I had decided to pause push and shove and add IPC-7351 support to allow them continue their work and add modern libraries to the software, thinking it should be a few months of development... but it is already almost a year :( . However at the moment it is almost completed and then I will continue push and shove.

LeSpirou
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Re: New Release 3.x or 4.0?

#7 Post by LeSpirou » 26 Oct 2019, 08:51

When is it "safe" to buy a license in order to receive the 4.x update without any additional costs?

creston_bob
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Re: New Release 3.x or 4.0?

#8 Post by creston_bob » 26 Oct 2019, 19:10

Thanks for the update ... very appreciated. So, is there a specific time in mind for releasing version 4.0?

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Re: New Release 3.x or 4.0?

#9 Post by novarm44 » 29 Oct 2019, 18:15

When is it "safe" to buy a license in order to receive the 4.x update without any additional costs?
It is safe right now. All orders starting from June 2019 is subject for free upgrade.

LeSpirou
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Re: New Release 3.x or 4.0?

#10 Post by LeSpirou » 30 Oct 2019, 15:57

Thank you very much for your answer, soon or later I will definitely buy a license :)

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