What is the recommended, most stable version of TD Classical?
2020.10 was golden with a bunch of broken releases after.
2021.7 seems to be all right at least on R1.
What about 2021.8, I have seen some reports on issues, it is noisier due to temporary disabled adaptive current measurement, seems more like intermediate experimental release.
It would be really nice if GD put some label next to releases indicating stability status. Like in AC Content Manager, obviously the latest is not always the greatest.
Another suggestion is to invest a bit more into release notes, they are too succinct and most of the times do not reflect all scope of changes that went into particular release version, usually we find out what’s in there after things start breaking, like that USB interface experimentations that started after 2020.10.
2021.8 has some extra noise not only during idle as release notes suggest but also during under torque operations.
2021.7 is smoother in that regard. Ref
Hopefully it’s just missing adaptive current measurement and not something else USB related that happened after 2020.10 when for a few releases we had some grainy feeling that required extra Recon filter.
We think its due to the “default” current measurement algorithms in this release. We have a servo drive fw build ready with better ones enabled, but of course need to test it first. It makes sense to build a good release, as many other things are ready as well:
importing of classic profiles to the paddock without working with ini files
upcoming “quick try” functionality for paddock
some hw support things related to battling with global chip shortage
You can review release notes for all releases after yours to see if you benefit from any of the changes there.
I’d say from my ignorant outsider view until 2020.10 we had mostly useful fixes, things took more on experimental side since then with some core internal changes cascading in bugs that had to be fixed afterwards. 2021.7 had pretty much most gremlins worked out, or we can wait for the next patch Mika promised, seems like 2021.8 even with all the fixes is not that great due to the noise.