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From: dbott
Date: 25 Jan 2007 00:23:03
Message: <45b83eb7@news.povray.org>
Like I said earlier, I am just a programming hobbyist.
(kinda nerdy thing to do, but I like it) I am self-
employed and very successful. I taught myself  POV
and submitted an animation for the first time.
Only to find out IRTC is in a BLACK HOLE.
All you animators should read the last couple
of threads of irtc.stills. (Markus Altendorff told
me to do this) I am sad, I followed IRTC the
last two years and learned from it......
Here is the last thread I read from irtc.stills:

Greetings once again everyone.
As I promised in my last message, posted on the "New Topic?" thread,
I have returned with word from a Povray administrator concerning the
with the IRTC.

The message I received is as follows:

>> I am concerned about the situation too, and have raised it with the
>> admins. One of them (who normally does the final round processing) is not
>> responding to email, so I don't really know what is up.

>> Ultimately, if the IRTC isn't going to work properly anymore, probably it
>> might be time for it to have a rest. The code developed for POVCOMP is
>> available to restructure into a new competition, if someone wants to take
>> on the work, but it would be a fair job to make it all work automatically
>> (which IMO is important). I will of course offer support for this and the
>> needed hosting.

>> At the moment all we can do is wait and see what eventuates.

So it looks like there's a certain amount of confusion taking place among
the Povray admins themselves.

Perhaps we should be patient for a while longer and see what happens
concerning the IRTC.  Though, in the meantime, it would probably be prudent
to continue developing plans for a potential successor to the IRTC, if it
should fail altogether.

Also, as I've said before, I vote for "primitives" for the Jan-Feb
pseudo-competition.  But, then, where would we send our submissions to?
Would someone be willing to accept entries (just this one time) and post
them online?


-Isaac K

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