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Very disappointed no SDK support on the roadmap for Mini2 or Air2S.
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Just saw that the Mini2 and the Air2S will not be supported by the SDK,  I would just like to say that Im very disappointed by this,  Especially as the Mini1 was supported.

From the DJI Github - https://github.com/dji-sdk/Mobile-SDK-iOS/issues/456




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Wow, what a shame that DJI has no plan to provide SDK support for Mini 2.  IMHO that is a really bad decision on their part.  
4-25 09:11
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DowntownRDB Posted at 4-25 09:11
Wow, what a shame that DJI has no plan to provide SDK support for Mini 2.  IMHO that is a really bad decision on their part.

I was gutted when I saw this today,   I’m hoping enough people see this and complain that they might change their minds.
4-25 09:24
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Odd. Wonder why?
4-25 09:42
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Sweet, this makes me even happier I didn't rush out and buy a mini 2.

I'm sorry to those who are missing out, but this is what you get from a company who cares more about their bottom line then you the customer.

4-25 09:45
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Maybe a push to buy more expensive drones, but in Europe the mini2 is perfect for mapping as it can overfly people and property whereas larger drones legally cannot.
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ABeardedItalian Posted at 4-25 09:45
Sweet, this makes me even happier I didn't rush out and buy a mini 2.

I'm sorry to those who are missing out, but this is what you get from a company who cares more about their bottom line then you the customer.

It doesn’t currently affect the USA  but I. Europe the only drone that can legally fly over property or people not in control of the pilot in the mini1/2. The mini2 is perfect for legal property mapping with software like drone deploy or Mitch if the sdk is released.  I have the m2p which will go this really well but sadly since Christmas it’s not legal.
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Interesting and kind of disappointed regarding the SDK for now. While that person may say they don't support the Mini 2 and Air 2S, they probably are not at liberty to say or know, sort of like how the forum mods do here. Hoping it does change soon...

I do see one "pending" feature on the Air 2 in the SDK release targeted on 6/20/21 is "smart fly mission".  Hopefully there's more info if/when the SDK is released with that feature. Description says "Added support: SpotLight 2.0 , Active Track 3.0 and POI 3.0". It may just be bug fixes and/or enhancements for those included features!
4-25 10:51
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This just means that we are probably going to get a few more features via updates. SDK is released for drones that are done being developed and updated, and are just being maintained.
4-25 13:23
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Tuxtard Posted at 4-25 13:23
This just means that we are probably going to get a few more features via updates. SDK is released for drones that are done being developed and updated, and are just being maintained.

Except it’s not even on the roadmap to be supported.
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RobZilla Posted at 4-25 10:51
Interesting and kind of disappointed regarding the SDK for now. While that person may say they don't support the Mini 2 and Air 2S, they probably are not at liberty to say or know, sort of like how the forum mods do here. Hoping it does change soon...

I do see one "pending" feature on the Air 2 in the SDK release targeted on 6/20/21 is "smart fly mission".  Hopefully there's more info if/when the SDK is released with that feature. Description says "Added support: SpotLight 2.0 , Active Track 3.0 and POI 3.0". It may just be bug fixes and/or enhancements for those included features!

There is a published roadmap for when drones will be added to the sdk.
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Tuxtard Posted at 4-25 13:23
This just means that we are probably going to get a few more features via updates. SDK is released for drones that are done being developed and updated, and are just being maintained.

SDK is released for drones that are done being developed and updated, and are just being maintained.
There's nothing correct about that.
The reason DJI releases an SDK is to assist 3rd party developers to develop software that works with a particular drone and it's features.
4-25 21:46
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The writing has been on the wall for this for awhile now.  They have been neutering the SDK since after the Mavic 2 series came out.  
4-26 00:47
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Oracle Miata Posted at 4-26 00:47
The writing has been on the wall for this for awhile now.  They have been neutering the SDK since after the Mavic 2 series came out.

The Mini 1 got reasonable support,  I think it went down hill with the Air2 as that got really buggy.
4-26 00:57
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Just theory crafting here but knowing how these billion dollar companies operate* it wouldn't surprise me that the original DJI dev team hasn't since been fully replaced and the new teams direction is not what the original DJI team intended. How many people use the SDK? I'd bet it's less then 3% of all it's customers, hmm we can increase margins if we cut SDK support from our consumer line by 3-5% a year, who cares about all the angry customers who lose out, we'll see a greater ROI at the end of the year. I've said it on FB, The release of the Mavic mini was the release of a New DJI. It should of never had the Mavic name as it didn't carry any of the weight the Mavic brand is known for, instead it Boasts the Mavic name while falling short in upholding the Mavic reputation.

What other signs are there that this is the case? DJI provides a Fly Away warranty but it's only for (At the Time) the mini 2/air 2, Gee wouldn't your entire (Current in production) lineup be supported? Why is the FPV/Air2S not supported under the new DJI Care Fly Away program? If this DJI was still of original roots I'd expect them to cover the full sweep from new to old, or at the very least support it's newest launched drones.


(*This is based off asumptions from other industries where a "Studio" will exsist under name A but will layoff it's entire staff and rehire while still opperating under the "Studio A" name even though all the decsion makers have since changed hands and the "replacements" are free to decide what direction they will go instead.)

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Labroides Posted at 4-25 21:46
SDK is released for drones that are done being developed and updated, and are just being maintained.
There's nothing correct about that.
The reason DJI releases an SDK is to assist 3rd party developers to develop software that works with a particular drone and it's features.

Yes, but they don't want the hassle of updating SDK each time every supported drone has a feature update. That's why they are aiming to release SDK support when the drone is more or less polished.
4-26 06:15
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Tuxtard Posted at 4-26 06:15
Yes, but they don't want the hassle of updating SDK each time every supported drone has a feature update. That's why they are aiming to release SDK support when the drone is more or less polished.

You've got it all wrong ... but that goes for many in this forum.
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ABeardedItalian Posted at 4-26 03:48
Just theory crafting here but knowing how these billion dollar companies operate* it wouldn't surprise me that the original DJI dev team hasn't since been fully replaced and the new teams direction is not what the original DJI team intended. How many people use the SDK? I'd bet it's less then 3% of all it's customers, hmm we can increase margins if we cut SDK support from our consumer line by 3-5% a year, who cares about all the angry customers who lose out, we'll see a greater ROI at the end of the year. I've said it on FB, The release of the Mavic mini was the release of a New DJI. It should of never had the Mavic name as it didn't carry any of the weight the Mavic brand is known for, instead it Boasts the Mavic name while falling short in upholding the Mavic reputation.

What other signs are there that this is the case? DJI provides a Fly Away warranty but it's only for (At the Time) the mini 2/air 2, Gee wouldn't your entire (Current in production) lineup be supported? Why is the FPV/Air2S not supported under the new DJI Care Fly Away program? If this DJI was still of original roots I'd expect them to cover the full sweep from new to old, or at the very least support it's newest launched drones.

Your thought on corporate outlook for ROI on stuff like SDK is spot on.  I am a 40 year computer professional, and when the bean counters get involved, technology can sometimes get thrown out the window even though it costs little to keep it going especially when customer approval is considered.

I was surprised with the DJI Assistant 2 for the DJI Mini 2 in regards to not being able to modify the firmware on the drone, only the RC.  The program for the Mavic Mini allowed it.  On a forum here some bright guy posted a hack to allow it to do that.  It is literally as simple as changing a 0 to a 1 in a text file used by the program.  I'm wondering why DJI hasn't formally allowed it.  I can't see how not providing that would decrease their cost or increase their revenue.
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ABeardedItalian Posted at 4-26 03:48
Just theory crafting here but knowing how these billion dollar companies operate* it wouldn't surprise me that the original DJI dev team hasn't since been fully replaced and the new teams direction is not what the original DJI team intended. How many people use the SDK? I'd bet it's less then 3% of all it's customers, hmm we can increase margins if we cut SDK support from our consumer line by 3-5% a year, who cares about all the angry customers who lose out, we'll see a greater ROI at the end of the year. I've said it on FB, The release of the Mavic mini was the release of a New DJI. It should of never had the Mavic name as it didn't carry any of the weight the Mavic brand is known for, instead it Boasts the Mavic name while falling short in upholding the Mavic reputation.

What other signs are there that this is the case? DJI provides a Fly Away warranty but it's only for (At the Time) the mini 2/air 2, Gee wouldn't your entire (Current in production) lineup be supported? Why is the FPV/Air2S not supported under the new DJI Care Fly Away program? If this DJI was still of original roots I'd expect them to cover the full sweep from new to old, or at the very least support it's newest launched drones.

Having been part of a company that did that to their staff, I fully support your theory.
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Tuxtard Posted at 4-26 06:15
Yes, but they don't want the hassle of updating SDK each time every supported drone has a feature update. That's why they are aiming to release SDK support when the drone is more or less polished.

If they were being smart,  they would be using the SDK code themselves so it wouldn't be double effort.
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One of the guys on another forum wrote to DJI today and was told this:

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Thank you for contacting DJI.

The support plan for Mini 2 just came out, but indeed Air 2S has no plan currently.


Hopefully our solution can help you.
Kindly Regards,
DJI Developer Support
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So its far from clear..
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jweaver Posted at 4-27 00:52
One of the guys on another forum wrote to DJI today and was told this:

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Odd when only yesterday one of the devs actually said its not in the roadmap.
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jweaver Posted at 4-27 00:52
One of the guys on another forum wrote to DJI today and was told this:

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I just checked the roadmap.  Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced has been added but no Mini2.


Mobile SDK
Estimated Release Time: 2021-06-21
Version: 4.15
New Features
Added support for Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced
Confirmed

Supported Product: Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced

Supported Platform: Android

Description:Added support for Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced.

Added support for Zenmuse P1
Confirmed

Supported Product:Zenmuse P1

Supported Platform: iOS,Android

Description:

Added support for Zenmuse P1.

Added support for Zenmuse L1
Confirmed

Supported Product:Zenmuse L1

Supported Platform: iOS,Android

Description:

Added support for Zenmuse L1.

Added support for smart fly mission
Pending

Supported Product: Mavic Air 2

Supported Platform: iOS,Android

Description:

Added support SpotLight 2.0 , Active Track 3.0 and POI 3.0.

Added support for "startNetworkService" to set coordinate system parameter
Confirmed

Supported Product: Zenmuse H20 Series

Supported Platform: iOS,Android

Description:

Added support to set coordinate system parameter in startNetworkService to solve the problem of coordinate system mutation.

Fixed Bugs
Fix the issue of calling "setAutoLockGimbalEnabled" returns "NOT SUPPORT".
Confirmed

Product:Matrice 300 RTK

Platform:Android

Fix the issue of crash happen when calling "toStarted" listener in WaypointV2Mission.
Pending

Product:Matrice 300 RTK

Platform:iOS

Fix the issue of cannot set gimbal pitch angle value greater than 0.
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Product:Mavic Mini

Platform:iOS

Fix the issue of reading wrong value of FlightControlModeSwitch.
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Product:Matrice 300 RTK

Platform:iOS

Estimated Release Time: 2020-12-14
Version: 4.14
New Features
Added support for Mavic Air 2
Confirmed

Supported Product: Mavic Air 2
Supported Platform: iOS,Android
Description:Added support for Mavic Air 2.

Added support for fetching camera XMP file data
Confirmed

Supported Product: P4 series
Supported Platform: iOS,Android
Description:
By fetching XMP file data, you can obtain image attribute information without downloading original image.

Added support for Maintain Positioning Accuracy mode
Confirmed

Supported Product: P4R
Supported Platform: iOS,Android
Description:
Maintain Positioning Accuracy mode keeps the aircraft in the RTK FIX status when RTK disconnects or receives no satellite signal, so the aircraft will not have a sudden change in positioning.

Added support for Create Folder in camera
Confirmed

Supported Product: Zenmuse H20 Series
Supported Platform: iOS,Android
Description:
Added support for creating custom folder in camera, which is convenient for users to manage media files.

Added support for Sun Burn Protection
Confirmed

Supported Product: Zenmuse H20 Series
Supported Platform: iOS,Android
Description:
When the function is enabled, the infrared camera sensor automatically closes if strong sunlight is detected.

Fixed Bugs
ix the issue that “setFlightSpeed” of GoToAction did not take effect.
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Product:Matrice 210 V2
Platform:Android

Fix the issue that crach happens when initializing ”Waypoint” object without any parameters.
Confirmed

Product:Mavic 2 Pro
Platform:Android

Fix the issue that timeout error returns when ”GimbalAttitudeAction” is invoked.
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Product:Mavic 2 Pro
Platform:Android

Estimated Release Time: 2020-07-27
Version: 4.13
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Added support for Mavic Mini
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Supported Product: Mavic Mini
Supported Platform: iOS,Android
Description:Added support for Mavic Mini

Function optimization of Matrice 300 RTK
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Supported Product: Matrice 300 RTK
Supported Platform: iOS,Android
Description:
- Added diagnostics message for three propeller landing.
- Added support for consistency upgrade.
- Added support for waypoint 2.0 ellipsoidal height function.

Fixed Bugs
Fix the issue that getRTKEnabled function has no callback.
Pending

Product:Phantom 4 RTK
Platform:Android

Fix the issue that getSDCardFileListSnapshot function cannot get more than 1000 photos.
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Product:Matrice 210 RTK
Platform:Android

Fix the compatibility issue of gradle 5.0.
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Product:All
Platform:Android

Fix the issue that getStorageLocationWithCompletion cannot get the correct storage location.
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Product:Mavic 2
Platform:iOS

Fix the issue that calling stopConnectionToProduct failed to disconnect the aircraft.
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Product:Mavic 2 Zoom
Platform:iOS

Estimated Release Time: 2020-05-07
Version: 4.12
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ABeardedItalian Posted at 4-26 03:48
Just theory crafting here but knowing how these billion dollar companies operate* it wouldn't surprise me that the original DJI dev team hasn't since been fully replaced and the new teams direction is not what the original DJI team intended. How many people use the SDK? I'd bet it's less then 3% of all it's customers, hmm we can increase margins if we cut SDK support from our consumer line by 3-5% a year, who cares about all the angry customers who lose out, we'll see a greater ROI at the end of the year. I've said it on FB, The release of the Mavic mini was the release of a New DJI. It should of never had the Mavic name as it didn't carry any of the weight the Mavic brand is known for, instead it Boasts the Mavic name while falling short in upholding the Mavic reputation.

What other signs are there that this is the case? DJI provides a Fly Away warranty but it's only for (At the Time) the mini 2/air 2, Gee wouldn't your entire (Current in production) lineup be supported? Why is the FPV/Air2S not supported under the new DJI Care Fly Away program? If this DJI was still of original roots I'd expect them to cover the full sweep from new to old, or at the very least support it's newest launched drones.

Thinking about it, It's pretty clear DJI 2.0 is a camera company first and a drone maker second. So much effort going into it's camera tech, competing with go-pro, investing ... loads into the videography / film aspects. It's clear DJI wants to be a leader in the film industry and has changed paths of yesteryear in order to pursue that goal. With the launch of the FPV they didn't design that around FPV they designed that around being a FPV Filmmakers wet dream, it'll be used by all broadcast sport networks soon enough.

What once was a company who made drones and was innovating the drone industry has ceased and is quickly becoming a video giant. Their drones are now tools to carry camera's and film then they are about being "Fun".
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Given that the Mini 1 was supported by the SDK, and the Mini 2 was promoted as a direct upgrade improved version of the Mini 1, I think it's safe to assume that a large number of Mini 2 buyers did so with the anticipation that the 3rd party apps they used with the Mini 1 would ultimately work with the Mini 2 before too much time had passed. Add to that the fact that we were previously told that SDK support for the Mini 2 would arrive in 2nd quarter 2021. If the SDK does not appear at all for Mini 2, there are going to be significant numbers of Mini 2 buyers who are going to be quite upset, not to mention 3rd party developers who will feel that the rug was pulled out from beneath them. Extremely problematic.
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DJI let's say goodbye!

DJI you were once out of competition, now there are alternatives, and your attitude to users has become so terrible that my next drone will definitely not be DJI!
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u77d01 Posted at 4-27 15:01
Given that the Mini 1 was supported by the SDK, and the Mini 2 was promoted as a direct upgrade improved version of the Mini 1, I think it's safe to assume that a large number of Mini 2 buyers did so with the anticipation that the 3rd party apps they used with the Mini 1 would ultimately work with the Mini 2 before too much time had passed. Add to that the fact that we were previously told that SDK support for the Mini 2 would arrive in 2nd quarter 2021. If the SDK does not appear at all for Mini 2, there are going to be significant numbers of Mini 2 buyers who are going to be quite upset, not to mention 3rd party developers who will feel that the rug was pulled out from beneath them. Extremely problematic.

U77. I totally agree with you.
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Wow, that is strange.
Change of SDK roadmap maybe?
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Montfrooij Posted at 4-28 01:43
Wow, that is strange.
Change of SDK roadmap maybe?

There is mixed messaging,  on the other forum they posted an email from DJI saying it was in the roadmap for version 5 of the SDK but thats not published on the developer site yet.
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DAFlys Posted at 4-28 02:02
There is mixed messaging,  on the other forum they posted an email from DJI saying it was in the roadmap for version 5 of the SDK but thats not published on the developer site yet.

Can't really believe this is true (as in the end of SDK support for M2 or MA2S)
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Montfrooij Posted at 4-28 02:04
Can't really believe this is true (as in the end of SDK support for M2 or MA2S)

You'd hope the developer on the DJI sdk GitHub site to be right.
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DAFlys Posted at 4-28 02:07
You'd hope the developer on the DJI sdk GitHub site to be right.

Right now I don't have the need to have this implemented, but some other apps do give more options.
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Montfrooij Posted at 4-28 02:15
Right now I don't have the need to have this implemented, but some other apps do give more options.

Id love to try the litchi fighter planner with the mini2.
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DAFlys Posted at 4-28 02:17
Id love to try the litchi fighter planner with the mini2.

I had Litchi for a short moment, but requested a refund.
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Who thinks that the moderators of the forum know better than the programmers, asking questions here to people who usually do not know everything?
True, I can ask, but not the fact that they will be told...
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DAFlys Posted at 4-28 02:02
There is mixed messaging,  on the other forum they posted an email from DJI saying it was in the roadmap for version 5 of the SDK but thats not published on the developer site yet.

Geez they were talking about update 5 before the mini 1 was added to the SDK, I guess if they ever release v5 then the possibility will be back on the table. I wonder if the confirmations/disconfermations has been just that, Will the mini 2/air2s be supported on the current SDK? NO, Will the mini 2/air2s be supported on the v5SDK, Yes, when it's finished. So that later 2021 est we've heard is when the SDK will be finished and support for new drones can be added.

All speculation but the SDK was the only reason for me to purchase a mini 2, and with that said Litchi still hasn't updated to support virtual stick waypoints.
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ABeardedItalian Posted at 4-28 03:56
Geez they were talking about update 5 before the mini 1 was added to the SDK, I guess if they ever release v5 then the possibility will be back on the table. I wonder if the confirmations/disconfermations has been just that, Will the mini 2/air2s be supported on the current SDK? NO, Will the mini 2/air2s be supported on the v5SDK, Yes, when it's finished. So that later 2021 est we've heard is when the SDK will be finished and support for new drones can be added.

All speculation but the SDK was the only reason for me to purchase a mini 2, and with that said Litchi still hasn't updated to support virtual stick waypoints.

SDK 4.15 is slated for release in June,  so Im going with a 2022 release date for version 5.
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Alevpi Posted at 4-28 03:14
Who thinks that the moderators of the forum know better than the programmers, asking questions here to people who usually do not know everything?
True, I can ask, but not the fact that they will be told...

It didnt come from this forum,  it was posted by one of the developers on the official git hub page.
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Montfrooij Posted at 4-28 02:19
I had Litchi for a short moment, but requested a refund.

If I had more time I would buy a copy but at the moment I banged out with chores again.
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DAFlys Posted at 4-28 04:05
If I had more time I would buy a copy but at the moment I banged out with chores again.

I know that feeling.
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