For work reasons, I had a LONG hiatus from using my GF. Once the work pressure eased up a bit, I then spent a few weeks of spare time learning Fusion 360. All charged up at having this new tool in my toolbox, I prepared my design for printing, fired up my GF, and prepared to launch the GF web app.
“What new features will be there?”, I wondered. The answer, apparently: nothing! Not even a metric ruler! I even ran into the old bug where it sits there in “scanning” mode forever.
What the heck is going on at GlowForge? I checked their web site, and and I see in addition to web designer, there are now even more open software development positions, including one for director of software development. There has been no May update announcement, and it’s June now, and so far no June update announcement.
I hesitate to post this. I don’t want to come off as negative, but it does seem like there should have been some improvements in all this time. The fact that there haven’t is, well, disturbing. I know it may be counter to the planned business model, but I urge GF to provide an API so that we can open source a project to develop our own tools.