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From: Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann
Subject: POV-Ray 3.7 doesn't render anymore...
Date: 21 Sep 2016 17:55:29
Message: <57e2c991$1@news.povray.org>
Hi(gh)!

I tried to render a simple scene (no external files), but all I got is this:

povray +i20160826vorspann.pov +otest.png +fn +w640 +h480 +a.3 +k1 +p
Failed to parse command-line option

Obviously, the last two system upgrades during the last six weeks messed 
up my POV-Ray installation (earlier today, not even the .povray folder 
in my /home/yadgar directory existed!), so I purged povray and 
re-installed it - but it still doesn't work!

I run Debian Stable 8.3 on an amd64.

See you in Khyberspace!

Yadgar


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From: Doctor John
Subject: Re: POV-Ray 3.7 doesn't render anymore...
Date: 21 Sep 2016 18:50:01
Message: <57e2d659$1@news.povray.org>
On 21/09/16 18:55, Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann wrote:
> Hi(gh)!
> 
> I tried to render a simple scene (no external files), but all I got is
> this:
> 
> povray +i20160826vorspann.pov +otest.png +fn +w640 +h480 +a.3 +k1 +p
> Failed to parse command-line option
> 
> Obviously, the last two system upgrades during the last six weeks messed
> up my POV-Ray installation (earlier today, not even the .povray folder
> in my /home/yadgar directory existed!), so I purged povray and
> re-installed it - but it still doesn't work!
> 
> I run Debian Stable 8.3 on an amd64.
> 
> See you in Khyberspace!
> 
> Yadgar

Try +a0.3 instead of +a.3

John
-- 
It's not about bravery.
It's about doing what I need to do to win


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From: Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann
Subject: Re: POV-Ray 3.7 doesn't render anymore...
Date: 21 Sep 2016 19:17:45
Message: <57e2dcd9$1@news.povray.org>
Hi(gh)!

On 21.09.2016 20:50, Doctor John wrote:

> Try +a0.3 instead of +a.3

Yes, that's been it! Strange... IIRC, in earlier version also +a.3 
worked! Or am I about to become demented?

See you in Khyberspace!

Yadgar


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From: Doctor John
Subject: Re: POV-Ray 3.7 doesn't render anymore...
Date: 21 Sep 2016 19:21:06
Message: <57e2dda2@news.povray.org>
On 21/09/16 20:17, Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann wrote:

> Or am I about to become demented?
> 

Don't worry about it. You learn to live with it (just like me, Stephen,
Jim Henderson et al)

John
-- 
It's not about bravery.
It's about doing what I need to do to win


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From: Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann
Subject: Re: POV-Ray 3.7 doesn't render anymore...
Date: 21 Sep 2016 19:59:47
Message: <57e2e6b3@news.povray.org>
Hi(gh)!

On 21.09.2016 21:21, Doctor John wrote:

> Don't worry about it. You learn to live with it (just like me, Stephen,
> Jim Henderson et al)

Are you ironic? How can you "live" with a process slowing depriving you 
of your entire self? Are you both in fact diagnosed with Alzheimer's?

If that's for real, very soon I will no longer be able to program 
anything... and I'm only 47!

See you in Khyberspace!

Yadgar


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From: Doctor John
Subject: Re: POV-Ray 3.7 doesn't render anymore...
Date: 21 Sep 2016 20:29:32
Message: <57e2edac$1@news.povray.org>
On 21/09/16 20:59, Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann wrote:
> Hi(gh)!
> 
> On 21.09.2016 21:21, Doctor John wrote:
> 
>> Don't worry about it. You learn to live with it (just like me, Stephen,
>> Jim Henderson et al)
> 
> Are you ironic? 

What do you think? :-)

> How can you "live" with a process slowing depriving you
> of your entire self?

Well, I do have Mantle Cell Lymphoma which (untreated) has a good chance
of spreading to my brain. Luckily, I am having it treated.

> Are you both in fact diagnosed with Alzheimer's?
> 

Well, not diagnosed as such but a few people who have met Stephen and me
would certainly think we are fractionally insane ;-)

Actually, in British English 'demented' != 'dementia'. We normally use
it as meaning insane (but usually in a good way).

> If that's for real, very soon I will no longer be able to program
> anything... and I'm only 47!
> 

Well, Stephen and I seem to manage quite well; and we're both 66.

Have great day

John
-- 
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It's about doing what I need to do to win


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: POV-Ray 3.7 doesn't render anymore...
Date: 21 Sep 2016 21:12:28
Message: <57e2f7bc$1@news.povray.org>
Am 21.09.2016 um 22:29 schrieb Doctor John:

> Well, not diagnosed as such but a few people who have met Stephen and me
> would certainly think we are fractionally insane ;-)

I still have to be convinced about the "fractionally" portion of that
statement :P


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From: Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann
Subject: Re: POV-Ray 3.7 doesn't render anymore...
Date: 21 Sep 2016 22:07:31
Message: <57e304a3$1@news.povray.org>
Hi(gh)!

On 21.09.2016 22:29, Doctor John wrote:

> Well, I do have Mantle Cell Lymphoma which (untreated) has a good chance
> of spreading to my brain. Luckily, I am having it treated.

So I wish you the best!

> Well, not diagnosed as such but a few people who have met Stephen and me
> would certainly think we are fractionally insane ;-)
>
> Actually, in British English 'demented' != 'dementia'. We normally use
> it as meaning insane (but usually in a good way).

Oh, I just concluded from the German meaning of "dement" - it must be 
one of those infamous "false friends", like for example "actual" 
mistaken for "current", or "undertaker" for "entrepreneur"...

And, of course, it takes a good deal of madness to use POV-Ray!

See you in Khyberspace!

Yadgar


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From: Doctor John
Subject: Re: POV-Ray 3.7 doesn't render anymore...
Date: 21 Sep 2016 23:20:40
Message: <57e315c8$1@news.povray.org>
On 21/09/16 23:07, Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann wrote:

> And, of course, it takes a good deal of madness to use POV-Ray!

Now you understand :-)

John
-- 
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It's about doing what I need to do to win


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From: Doctor John
Subject: Re: POV-Ray 3.7 doesn't render anymore...
Date: 21 Sep 2016 23:23:00
Message: <57e31654$1@news.povray.org>
On 21/09/16 22:12, clipka wrote:
> Am 21.09.2016 um 22:29 schrieb Doctor John:
> 
>> Well, not diagnosed as such but a few people who have met Stephen and me
>> would certainly think we are fractionally insane ;-)
> 
> I still have to be convinced about the "fractionally" portion of that
> statement :P
> 

Would 'terminally' be a better adjective? :-D

John
-- 
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It's about doing what I need to do to win


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