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Posted · sailfish, a fast new firmware

Made for Makerbots, it doesn't use GCode but S3G. It's a lot better for Makerbots, but it's using a lot of the same ideas that we have in Marlin.

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Posted · sailfish, a fast new firmware

there seems to be some politics between the jetty team and the UM team and they keep having pathetic arguments on the google forum instead of getting on and improving the marlin firmware.

sadly, this probably means we'll never see any of the improvements.

there's another rather neat firmware (+electronics change) called tinyG

https://plus.google.com/116416453568555 ... SK5YdgfQDL

 

which is UM compatible, but it isn't certain how this is going to affect us if at all.

is marlin dead perhaps?

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Posted · sailfish, a fast new firmware
there seems to be some politics between the jetty team and the UM team and they keep having pathetic arguments on the google forum instead of getting on and improving the marlin firmware.

Please leave the UM team out of this. There are politics between the Jetty/Sailfish team and the Marlin people.

It's a long, and really, sad story. But it mostly is misunderstanding, and ego's colliding. Both firmwares seem to generate very nice prints, and I currently do not know which is better. If I had time I would test, but right now Marlin is working great on the UM. Sailfish is working great on Makerbots. Lets be happy about that.

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Posted · sailfish, a fast new firmware

The Marlin People are only disappointed by the stupid addition to the GPL3 license.

And we don't like the way they attack Marlin with the new name and false claims.

The name Marlin is chosen because of 2 reasons.

1. My name is Erik van der Zalm. Zalm is dutch for salmon

2. My first printer was a mendel from mendel-parts. They released a new printer called Orca.

(Marlin was only available for gen6 at that moment)

So it was clear it should be a fish name.

We chose Marlin. A fast fish.

Jetty and Dan chose sailfish because it is the fastest fish.

I though also about that name. I even used the name in prototypes. But ditched the name because it sounds to much like selfish.

I think we have enough reason the be very disappointed by Jetty and Dan's actions.

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