POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.advanced-users : Photons, in version 3.6 to 3.7 : Re: Photons, in version 3.6 to 3.7 Server Time
23 Apr 2024 12:49:51 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Photons, in version 3.6 to 3.7  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 15 May 2019 09:45:37
Message: <5cdc1801@news.povray.org>
On 5/14/19 9:01 AM, Albun wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I would like to know it was possible to have a built of this version for
> Windows10, from you.
> https://github.com/wfpokorny/povray/tree/fix/photonNoImageIssue
> 
> Albun
> 

In a hurry to get the new stuff I see! :-) I was busy with real/other 
life than POV-Ray for a couple days. In any case I don't read the news 
groups every day. Sometimes, I intentionally avoid it for a time so I 
stay focused on my current task...

Offering a general response to your posts of the last few days, POV-Ray 
development doesn't have a somehow paid - or equivalently motivated(1) - 
core of developers unlike some other open source projects. Everyone's 
doing it primarily as a hobby. This means both that there is a lack of 
folks wanting - and able - to do the uninteresting grind of release/test 
work and often that those few are otherwise busy. I'd say today there 
are only two active such developers - and I'm not one of those.

(1) Master/PHD thesis work, new widget / world change believers. A few 
crazy folk perhaps... :-) Once in a blue mood someone will fund specific 
work in POV-Ray, but this tends from what I've seen to be funding for 
specific features and not the day to day review/test/release work.

To your specific question, no, it's not today possible for me to provide 
a release for Windows10. I'm a linux user for starters.

That said Christoph has created some github windows release build 
mechanisms I don't understand, but see. Especially if something 
something similar exists/can be created for (ppa-ish) for Debian/Ubuntu 
builds, I might - someday - dig into doing personal releases from my 
playpen of code branches and ideas.

Bill P.


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