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From: dick balaska
Subject: qtpovray 3.80.6 for Linux
Date: 13 Aug 2018 04:33:34
Message: <5b710a1e$1@news.povray.org>
I guess I should announce these here...


  * Bug 12 - Mosaic preview doesn't draw the preview
  * Bug 7 - When the render window is undocked, allow it to not always
    be on top.
  * Bug 4 - If no file is selected for render, then render the currently
    displayed tab.

 -- Dick Balaska <dic### [at] buckosoftcom>  Sun, 12 Aug 2018 20:58:20 -0400
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From: clipka
Subject: Re: qtpovray 3.80.6 for Linux
Date: 13 Aug 2018 09:51:03
Message: <5b715487$1@news.povray.org>
Am 13.08.2018 um 06:33 schrieb dick balaska:
> I guess I should announce these here...

How about povray.unofficial.patches?

The rationale being that it is not just an arbitrary tool that works /in
combination with/ official POV-Ray, but rather a /replacement/ for the
official POV-Ray application itself.


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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Re: qtpovray 3.80.6 for Linux
Date: 13 Aug 2018 19:30:00
Message: <web.5b71db2f58ef34d2c437ac910@news.povray.org>
dick balaska <dic### [at] buckosoftcom> wrote:

>   * Bug 12 - Mosaic preview doesn't draw the preview
>   * Bug 7 - When the render window is undocked, allow it to not always
>     be on top.
>   * Bug 4 - If no file is selected for render, then render the currently
>     displayed tab.

Assuming that means bugs were fixed and new features were added.

Whee!  :)

I'll see if I can take a look tonight.  Thanks so much as always


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From: dick balaska
Subject: Re: qtpovray 3.80.6 for Linux
Date: 13 Aug 2018 22:08:19
Message: <5b720153$1@news.povray.org>
On 08/13/2018 03:25 PM, Bald Eagle wrote:
> dick balaska <dic### [at] buckosoftcom> wrote:
> 
>>   * Bug 12 - Mosaic preview doesn't draw the preview
>>   * Bug 7 - When the render window is undocked, allow it to not always
>>     be on top.
>>   * Bug 4 - If no file is selected for render, then render the currently
>>     displayed tab.
> 
> Assuming that means bugs were fixed and new features were added.

Yes, one bug fix, two new features.  But everything is a bug now, even
if its severity classification is "enhancement".

https://tinyurl.com/y9qkah2n
or
http://www.buckosoft.com/qtpovray/bugzilla/buglist.cgi?bug_status=__open__&columnlist=component%2Cassigned_to%2Cbug_status%2Cresolution%2Cshort_desc%2Cpriority%2Cbug_severity%2Cchangeddate&list_id=55&order=changeddate%20DESC%2Cbug_status%2Cpriority%2Cassigned_to%2Cbug_id&query_format=specific


Undocked not on top was fun. I had to create a new "parentless" window,
copy the graphic into it and delete the dock window. I expected more
grief from Qt than it gave me.

Updated docs (included with qtpovray):

Render window undocked:
http://www.buckosoft.com/qtpovray/renderView.html

I wanted to write more about the new "soft select" render file:
http://www.buckosoft.com/qtpovray/render.html

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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Re: qtpovray 3.80.6 for Linux
Date: 17 Aug 2018 18:10:06
Message: <web.5b770f6858ef34d2c437ac910@news.povray.org>
dick balaska <dic### [at] buckosoftcom> wrote:

>   * Bug 7 - When the render window is undocked, allow it to not always
>     be on top.

So, I started a render, and somehow the render window was undocked already, and
it was UNDER the main window - heh.
But now it's stuck in the old behaviour of always being on top   :(


>   * Bug 4 - If no file is selected for render, then render the currently
>     displayed tab.

I deselected the file that had the little green arrow (confusing language in
right-click popup for that) and it wouldn't render anything, claiming nothing
was selected for render.  :(

Let me know how you'd like me to proceed and what data I can collect for you.


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From: dick balaska
Subject: Re: qtpovray 3.80.6 for Linux
Date: 17 Aug 2018 22:08:55
Message: <5b774777$1@news.povray.org>
On 08/17/2018 02:09 PM, Bald Eagle wrote:
> dick balaska <dic### [at] buckosoftcom> wrote:

I just tried on mint 18.3

> 
>>   * Bug 7 - When the render window is undocked, allow it to not always
>>     be on top.
> 
> So, I started a render, and somehow the render window was undocked already, and
> it was UNDER the main window - heh.

Yes, I see this too.  Not a nice default. :)

> But now it's stuck in the old behaviour of always being on top   :(

This I can't duplicate.  So when you try the context menu, does the text
change?  It should toggle between "Always on top" and "Reenable docking".

> 
> 
>>   * Bug 4 - If no file is selected for render, then render the currently
>>     displayed tab.
> 

> I deselected the file that had the little green arrow (confusing language in
> right-click popup for that) and it wouldn't render anything, claiming nothing
> was selected for render.  :(

This I also can't duplicate.
When you deselect the file , do you get a little blue arrow?  It should
point to the currently selected tab/file currently on top in the editor.

Can you send me a screenshot of this?

I'm open to suggestions for different text other than "Remove render". I
guess "Deselect render" is better.
> 
> Let me know how you'd like me to proceed and what data I can collect for you.
> 
> 

Thanks.

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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Re: qtpovray 3.80.6 for Linux
Date: 17 Aug 2018 23:55:01
Message: <web.5b77600f58ef34d2458c7afe0@news.povray.org>
dick balaska <dic### [at] buckosoftcom> wrote:

> Yes, I see this too.  Not a nice default. :)

Perhaps a future improvement would be the "get focus on render" that works
(sometimes) in Windows.

> > But now it's stuck in the old behaviour of always being on top   :(
>
> This I can't duplicate.  So when you try the context menu, does the text
> change?  It should toggle between "Always on top" and "Reenable docking".

Context.... menu....
When it's docked and I right click on it, I get "refresh delay"
When it's undocked, I get "resize to 1024 x 768" and "refresh delay"

I don't see any other options, or anything in the menu hierarchy.

(I have Xfce desktop instead of Cinnamon, if that somehow makes a difference)

> This I also can't duplicate.
> When you deselect the file , do you get a little blue arrow?  It should
> point to the currently selected tab/file currently on top in the editor.

Nope.

> Can you send me a screenshot of this?

Once I figure out how --- Yes.

> I'm open to suggestions for different text other than "Remove render". I
> guess "Deselect render" is better.

Deselect render is better, though with the new dual-behaviour, perhaps "set as
default / override file to render" and "switch to tab-controlled render" would
be better.   I don't think the space for that is that limited...

( One thing I have often thought of having for POV-Ray is having the render
window contents reflect what tab is selected.   So if a tab has already been
rendered, then display that latest render - if not, display --- nothing, POV-Ray
logo, the transparent checkerboard pattern, or a custom image. )


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