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21 Sep 2023 16:07:32 EDT (-0400)
  beta 30 Pause broken when animation rendering  
From: Bob Hughes
Date: 14 Jan 2009 20:53:36
Message: <496e9720$1@news.povray.org>
This seemed a familiar problem from the past but I didn't find any reference 
to it here, except for changes.txt stating beta 4 had improved cancel/pause 
(possibly something related in beta 20 too?).

There could be some difference between parsing and rendering when Pause is 
used, but I experienced both cause POV to stop without any error messages. 
Must exit and wait for Windows to ask what to do.

Not getting the same when non-animations are Paused, so that seems OK.

And, strange coincidence or not, I was going to check this in 
3.6.1c.icl8.w32 and it won't even start animations. I tried one as simple as 
this to find out if it always happens:

//cmd:-w320 -h240 -ki0 -kf1 -kfi1 -kff50

sphere { <1-clock,0,3>, 1 pigment { rgb 1 } finish {ambient 1}}

Haven't done this using my other computer with XP so this was in Vista. 
Fairly certain this wasn't happening in times past.
AMD Turion X2 dual core processor, if that matters.


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