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30 May 2023 02:49:33 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray still alive?  
From: Bruno Cabasson
Date: 28 Feb 2022 13:20:00
Message: <web.621d11f045c430be7e18f02724d82e4@news.povray.org>
William F Pokorny <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> On 2/27/22 04:34, Bruno Cabasson wrote:
> > Thanks for the update! I'll have a closer look to your povr fork (on github?).
> It is locally under git code control, but thus far, it's been published
> a few times a year here as a small tarball - a code contribution to
> 'POV-Ray.' I'm working toward another tarball in March. The povr branch
> is unix/linux/osx only and ever drifting away from POV-Ray proper in
> functionality and behavior.
> I mentioned it because the source code contains many hundreds of fixes
> and changes which can be applied to the POV-Ray code base in some
> fashion - including the parser(s). If you do get hung up on a parser
> bug, you might find a fix or work around for it already in the most
> recent tarball of povr code. I also try and publish information about
> common problems and fixes found while playing with povr here on the
> newsgroups or on github.
> If you are after mainstream users, I think you should stick with POV-Ray
> proper. Any official resumption in development won't come from me.
> Be cognizant too the dictionary feature is new to v3.8, which has not
> been officially released. This means V3.8 is not the version most active
> users run. For example, anyone on a common linux distribution installing
> via a standard POV-Ray package is getting v3.7.
> Bill P.

V4.0 now appears as a wild dream.... However it would be appreciatable that
current version in development is finally released (on all platforms if
possible...). That would be a clean end.

Despite this context, I want to go further with my Oject Oriented idea with
PROOF. At least for myself.


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