arhi wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:33 pm
B-H-S wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:29 pm
yes the Prusa slicer is free but for how long??
changing the licence of PS is so incredibly hard that's almost impossible. they can make some other slicer from scratch but changing PS to something not open sourced that cost money requires **every single developer that pushed code into slic3r** to sign agreement to change the license.. and to change it to a non open source chance that all of them would agree is not gonna happen.
anyhow I'm sure we all know about other slicers and we tried them and we are still using s3d for this and that reason so let's try to stick with how to make s3d better / make some sens of the situation, rather then talk about PS and other free slicers that we all know exist, and most existed before we purchased s3d
Arhi, If Simplify would give us something to talk about, namely an update, or upcoming features I am sure we would talk about those but there is nothing from the S3D camp. the last "update" they gave us (if you can call it that) was BS. They said in previous posts (one of which I quoted in an earlier post) that there would be progress updates on how things are going. here we are only a couple of weeks from entering Q4 and still SILENCE. Even movies have a teaser trailer almost a year in advance! I agree that we should be discussing S3D, but until they give us something to discuss it is kind of hard. I have dug through the improvement request there is plenty there that would make S3D better. IF
they release 5.0 I will look at it, but right now, I am really living in the PS2.0 camp. If S3D would have followed a lot of advice and given us some feature improvement list, and regular updates, and an estimated time line then maybe I could have stayed excited about S3D. But they have not done what they told us they would, so how can you trust a company when they do that. If you are going to charge for your software when there are really good free ones you have to keep people interested and silence is not interesting at all. I check back every couple of weeks looking to see if they have released any updates because I will admit that I am curious, but really I have not touched S3D since PS2.0 was released a lot of it is because of the way they have been silent and not followed through on what they have said. 5.0 will have to be a COMPLETE game changer to win me back!