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From: ahed
Subject: Help with updating existing Pov-Ray 3.5 to PovWin362-64bit in Win7 64bit.
Date: 2 Feb 2012 21:05:01
Message: <web.4f2af963af7e52d7f8552de20@news.povray.org>
I am running Windows Ultimate 7, 64 bit on a dual CPU computer.  I already have
PovRay 3.5 installed in a Architectural program.

Do I uninstall the old PovRay 3.5 in the Architectural program first and then
install the updated version "PovWin362-64bit.msi," or can I install the update
over top of the old one?

Which update is best for this system, the PovWin362-64bit.msi or the Beta
Pov-Ray 3.7 for Windows?

Are the Pov-Ray 3.7 for Windows 32 or 64 bits?

Appreciate any help I can get. ;-)

ahed


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: Help with updating existing Pov-Ray 3.5 to PovWin362-64bit in Win7 64bit.
Date: 5 Feb 2012 23:24:38
Message: <4f2f0fb6$1@news.povray.org>
Am 02.02.2012 22:00, schrieb ahed:
>
> I am running Windows Ultimate 7, 64 bit on a dual CPU computer.  I already have
> PovRay 3.5 installed in a Architectural program.
>
> Do I uninstall the old PovRay 3.5 in the Architectural program first and then
> install the updated version "PovWin362-64bit.msi," or can I install the update
> over top of the old one?

The step from 3.5 to 3.6.2 (or 3.7, for that matter) is not strictly an 
update, but installs as a separate piece of software, so those versions 
can live happily alongside each other. (It would be different if you 
already had, say, 3.6.1 installed.) I would actually recommend leaving 
the POV-Ray 3.5 installation intact, as the Architectural program may 
not work well with the 3.6 or 3.7 versions.

> Which update is best for this system, the PovWin362-64bit.msi or the Beta
> Pov-Ray 3.7 for Windows?

On a dual-CPU or dual-core system, you'll definitely benefit from 
POV-Ray 3.7's multithreading support. Even for a single-core single-CPU 
system I'd recommend it, due to various other improvements too numerous 
to mention.

(Just for clarity, the most recent POV-Ray 3.7 release is not labeled as 
beta anymore, but as "release candidate 3", or "RC3" for short; that's 
the one you want.)

> Are the Pov-Ray 3.7 for Windows 32 or 64 bits?

POV-Ray 3.7 for Windows is available in both a 32-bit and 64-bit 
version. As there are no known caveats with the latter, that's the one 
you want.


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Help with updating existing Pov-Ray 3.5 to PovWin362-64bit inWin7 64bit.
Date: 5 Feb 2012 23:35:40
Message: <4f2f124c$1@news.povray.org>
On 05/02/2012 11:24 PM, clipka wrote:
>> Are the Pov-Ray 3.7 for Windows 32 or 64 bits?
>
> POV-Ray 3.7 for Windows is available in both a 32-bit and 64-bit
> version. As there are no known caveats with the latter, that's the one
> you want.

Surely it depends on the comms.dll? Hugo Arnaut (of Bishop3D) told me 
that the 64 bit version of PovRay needed a 64 bit dll from the program 
that calls PovRay.

-- 
Regards
     Stephen


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From: ahed
Subject: Re: Help with updating existing Pov-Ray 3.5 to PovWin362-64bit inWin7 64bit=
Date: 7 Feb 2012 20:15:01
Message: <web.4f3185b85fe07293f8552de20@news.povray.org>
Stephen <mcavoys_at@aoldotcom> wrote:
> On 05/02/2012 11:24 PM, clipka wrote:
> >> Are the Pov-Ray 3.7 for Windows 32 or 64 bits?
> >
> > POV-Ray 3.7 for Windows is available in both a 32-bit and 64-bit
> > version. As there are no known caveats with the latter, that's the one
> > you want.
>
> Surely it depends on the comms.dll? Hugo Arnaut (of Bishop3D) told me
> that the 64 bit version of PovRay needed a 64 bit dll from the program
> that calls PovRay.
>
> --
> Regards
>      Stephen

Have now tried most of the install variations.  I ended up reinstalling the
architectural program and leaving the 3.5 installed in that directory, then I
reinstalled the 3.7 win. 7, 64 bit in the default directory.  Where it wanted to
be was in C:\user\ahed\documents\PovRay\3.7.  Both work separately, so what line
can I change in the 3.5 Pvengine.ini file so it will chose the 3.7 over 3.5.

Thanks for helping me out
ahed


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From: Christian Froeschlin
Subject: Re: Help with updating existing Pov-Ray 3.5 to PovWin362-64bit inWin7 64bit=
Date: 7 Feb 2012 20:47:39
Message: <4f318deb$1@news.povray.org>
ahed wrote:

> Both work separately, so what line
> can I change in the 3.5 Pvengine.ini file so it will chose the 3.7 over 3.5.

you cannot tell povray 3.5 to use povray 3.7, that's not how it works.

You may be able to tell the architecture program to call povray 3.7,
although it is unlikely to work out of the box. How to change this needs
to be asked in the community of the architecture program.

Even on the off chance that someone here is familiar with this,
you'd have to disclose the name of the program first ;)


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Help with updating existing Pov-Ray 3.5 to PovWin362-64bit inWin764bit=
Date: 7 Feb 2012 22:52:09
Message: <4f31ab19$1@news.povray.org>
On 07/02/2012 8:47 PM, Christian Froeschlin wrote:
> ahed wrote:
>
>> Both work separately, so what line
>> can I change in the 3.5 Pvengine.ini file so it will chose the 3.7
>> over 3.5.
>
> you cannot tell povray 3.5 to use povray 3.7, that's not how it works.
>
> You may be able to tell the architecture program to call povray 3.7,
> although it is unlikely to work out of the box. How to change this needs
> to be asked in the community of the architecture program.
>
> Even on the off chance that someone here is familiar with this,
> you'd have to disclose the name of the program first ;)

Good answer Christian.

Ahed, if you say which program you are using them maybe someone can 
download a trial version and help you.
As always, beating about the bush will not work.

-- 
Regards
     Stephen


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