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Posted · Cura Steam Engine Version Numbers

I have a third party printer (R3D Mini) that comes with a customized version of Cura for Windows. The version number listed in the gcode file is:

“Cura Steam Engine version 15.02.1, Copyright (C) 2014 David Braam”

Near as I can determine this is about 5 to 6 years old. 


On my Linux machine (I do not really use Windows for anything) with the current version of Cura installed the version number listed in the gcode file is:

"Generated with Cura_SteamEngine 4.10.0"


Now it has been a while since I a took a course in math .... but it appears that the version numbering was changed at some point (circa 2014?).


Can anyone shed some some light on the Cura version numbering system?

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    Posted · Cura Steam Engine Version Numbers

    So we used to use year.month.patch. At some point we switched over to semver; Major.minor.patch.

    So the last version of Legacy Cura (which the version that you have is based on) is 15.04.6. So we released that in 2015.

    We now release a new version every 2 months. We update the major version number if we have major changes (usually API breaking or other really large changes)

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