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From: clipka
Subject: POV-Ray v3.7.1-beta.7 Released
Date: 14 May 2017 09:32:50
Message: <59182442$1@news.povray.org>
Beta 7 is out now:

https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray/releases/tag/v3.7.1-beta.7

This is primarily a hotfix for beta 6 to solve the "illegal instruction"
crashes seen on non-AVX-capable CPUs (and address performance issues
seen on most other CPUs). It also fixes a few sphere sweep issues.


Happy testing!


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From: green
Subject: Re: POV-Ray v3.7.1-beta.7 Released
Date: 14 May 2017 14:10:01
Message: <web.59186474414cc19c540f0de50@news.povray.org>
clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> Beta 7 is out now:
>
> https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray/releases/tag/v3.7.1-beta.7
>
> This is primarily a hotfix for beta 6 to solve the "illegal instruction"
> crashes seen on non-AVX-capable CPUs (and address performance issues
> seen on most other CPUs). It also fixes a few sphere sweep issues.
>
>
> Happy testing!

this (3.7.1-beta.7+msvc14.win64) worked fine on a win7 64 machine with e5450
xeon harpertown (core2/penryn) cpus.

it (3.7.1-beta.7+msvc14.sse2.win32) also worked on a winxp 32 machine with a
l5410 xeon harpertown (core2/penryn) cpu.

thank you for your efforts.


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From: Jim Holsenback
Subject: Re: POV-Ray v3.7.1-beta.7 Released
Date: 14 May 2017 17:46:19
Message: <591897eb$1@news.povray.org>
On 5/14/2017 5:32 AM, clipka wrote:
> Beta 7 is out now:
> 
> https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray/releases/tag/v3.7.1-beta.7
> 
> This is primarily a hotfix for beta 6 to solve the "illegal instruction"
> crashes seen on non-AVX-capable CPUs (and address performance issues
> seen on most other CPUs). It also fixes a few sphere sweep issues.
> 
> 
> Happy testing!
> 
i'm running on opensuse-13.2 64-bit gcc 4.8.3 and on doze-7 32-bit both 
are amd multi-core ... not much testing just ran biscuit. i'm guessing i 
wasn't quick enough with the doc update i did yesterday ... no worries 
mainly cosmetic


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: POV-Ray v3.7.1-beta.7 Released
Date: 14 May 2017 20:05:50
Message: <5918b89e$1@news.povray.org>
Am 14.05.2017 um 19:46 schrieb Jim Holsenback:

> i'm running on opensuse-13.2 64-bit gcc 4.8.3 and on doze-7 32-bit both
> are amd multi-core ... not much testing just ran biscuit.

Knowing it runs the biscuit scene is good enough for me for starters,
given that beta 6 wouldn't have gotten even that far ;) (the Windows
version, that is).

> i'm guessing i
> wasn't quick enough with the doc update i did yesterday ... no worries
> mainly cosmetic

No, the timing would actually have been perfect - had I not been so
obsessed with getting the beta 6 crash ironed out that I totally forgot
about the docs update until I had already rushed out the beta 7. Sorry,
next beta will have it.


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From: omniverse
Subject: Re: POV-Ray v3.7.1-beta.7 Released
Date: 14 May 2017 22:35:00
Message: <web.5918da9b414cc19c1c89ea840@news.povray.org>
clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> Beta 7 is out now:
>
> https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray/releases/tag/v3.7.1-beta.7
>
> This is primarily a hotfix for beta 6 to solve the "illegal instruction"
> crashes seen on non-AVX-capable CPUs (and address performance issues
> seen on most other CPUs). It also fixes a few sphere sweep issues

Haven't really been able to check it out thoroughly yet but my sphere_sweep test
scene still shows a dark line through the middle of it.
However did not see anything wrong with a shell coil shape I did to check that.
As well as a differencing of the same object from itself, scaled and translated.


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From: omniverse
Subject: Re: POV-Ray v3.7.1-beta.7 Released
Date: 15 May 2017 05:20:01
Message: <web.59193a25414cc19c9c5d6c810@news.povray.org>
"omniverse" <omn### [at] charternet> wrote:
> clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
It also fixes a few sphere sweep issues
>
> Haven't really been able to check it out thoroughly yet but my sphere_sweep test
> scene still shows a dark line through the middle of it.
> However did not see anything wrong with a shell coil shape I did to check that.
> As well as a differencing of the same object from itself, scaled and translated.

Tried again with the chart/graph sphere_sweep that had shown the problem before,
except camera changed to perspective instead of orthographic, and angle
increased to get a better look too.

Beta 6 makes a mess of it. I could clean it up by using tolerance 0.3, just
doesn't seem to improve beyond that.

Posting comparison of that from official 3.7 and beta 6 at p.b.images.

Bob


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: POV-Ray v3.7.1-beta.7 Released
Date: 15 May 2017 05:47:34
Message: <591940f6$1@news.povray.org>
Am 15.05.2017 um 07:18 schrieb omniverse:
> "omniverse" <omn### [at] charternet> wrote:
>> clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> It also fixes a few sphere sweep issues
>>
>> Haven't really been able to check it out thoroughly yet but my sphere_sweep test
>> scene still shows a dark line through the middle of it.
>> However did not see anything wrong with a shell coil shape I did to check that.
>> As well as a differencing of the same object from itself, scaled and translated.
> 
> Tried again with the chart/graph sphere_sweep that had shown the problem before,
> except camera changed to perspective instead of orthographic, and angle
> increased to get a better look too.
> 
> Beta 6 makes a mess of it. I could clean it up by using tolerance 0.3, just
> doesn't seem to improve beyond that.

Sure you mean beta 7, right? Beta 6 is obsolete.


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: POV-Ray v3.7.1-beta.7 Released
Date: 15 May 2017 05:49:19
Message: <5919415f$1@news.povray.org>
Am 15.05.2017 um 00:30 schrieb omniverse:
> clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
>> Beta 7 is out now:
>>
>> https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray/releases/tag/v3.7.1-beta.7
>>
>> This is primarily a hotfix for beta 6 to solve the "illegal instruction"
>> crashes seen on non-AVX-capable CPUs (and address performance issues
>> seen on most other CPUs). It also fixes a few sphere sweep issues
> 
> Haven't really been able to check it out thoroughly yet but my sphere_sweep test
> scene still shows a dark line through the middle of it.

That is to be expected. While beta 7 does fix /some/ sphere sweep
issues, it doesn't fix those artifacts you're talking about.


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From: Kenneth
Subject: Re: POV-Ray v3.7.1-beta.7 Released
Date: 15 May 2017 13:05:01
Message: <web.5919a6df414cc19c883fb31c0@news.povray.org>
The Windows binary installs and runs OK on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

Thanks for the quick AVX fix re: beta 6.


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