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28 Sep 2021 07:34:25 EDT (-0400)
  Technical verification build "v3.8.0-beta.666"  
From: clipka
Date: 18 Jun 2021 14:43:41
Message: <60cce95d@news.povray.org>
Hi folks,

we're currently testing our build processes as we're spinning up for the 
beta phase of v3.8.0.

If you're feeling particularly bold and daring, feel free to test-drive 
this INSTALLER for us:

https://github.com/c-lipka/povray/releases/tag/v3.8.0-pre-beta.666

The software therein will identify as "v3.8.0-beta.666", but it got that 
label only for technical reasons, and is really more like a pre-beta, 
and as a matter of fact, we don't care much how that version fares per 
se: What we're really interested in is the installer.

Some things you might want to test:

- whether the software installs and runs fine on a "virgin" system that 
never had any other version of POV-Ray installed;

- whether the software installs and runs fine on a system that already 
has one or more other versions of POV-Ray installed, without interfering 
with any of them;

- whether the software uninstalls cleanly.

Also, please keep your eyes peeled for any unexpected behavior that 
might be related to the installation process.


If you're playing guinea pig on this one, please let us know a bit about 
the system you're testing this on, most notably OS version, what other 
versions of POV-Ray are installed, and of course your results. Even if 
everything works flawlessly, we'd like to hear about it.


Note that the binaries in this installer package are not XP-compatible. 
If you still use XP and are keen on seeing continued support for that 
platform, please let us know, and we'll try to get back to you with an 
XP-enabled version. It's extra effort for us though, so we won't be 
doing it unless you let us know that there's still some demand for it.


Have Fun Testing!
Christoph


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