POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.misc : nocomment : Re: nocomment Server Time
25 Mar 2023 23:10:00 EDT (-0400)
  Re: nocomment  
From: clipka
Date: 16 Oct 2017 11:47:05
Message: <59e4d479$1@news.povray.org>
Am 16.10.2017 um 16:56 schrieb jr:
> On 16/10/2017 11:05, clipka wrote:
>> jr <cre### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
>>>> Windows 10 users might also be able to resort to the "Windows subsystem
>>>> for Linux"; from what I've heard, as of the Fall Creators Update it's an
>>>> official part of the system. (Prior to that it was an optional
>>>> beta-stage component that required separate installation.)
>>> given that you're a quote Windows Jockey with said subsystem in place +
>>> working, it'd be nice if you could verify that 'nocomment' will indeed
>>> build, since Stephen has already demonstrated that the cygwin route does
>>> work.
>> May do, provided I find the time.
> heh.  here's what I read:
>> ... provided I find the time.
> I used to run a Xubuntu box for a while (back in the Pentium age) and
> know /exactly/ what you mean.   apt-getting flex, getting 'nocomment'
> from the server, typing make would have taken me, uh, I don't know, two
> and a half minutes?  I mean, who in today's world has that much time on
> their hands?

You're probably right in that once I get around to it, it'll be a matter
of minutes. (Presuming everything goes right.) Probably less time than
it takes me to write this post.

I'm not too good at task switching though. I need to find some moment to
sit back, take a deep breath, do all the little but numerous steps to
prepare for the deed (including getting a clear mental image of what
this task actually involves), and then actually try the compilation.

>> May do, ...
> 'may' to me means "hadn't given it any thought yet", understandable
> since the utilities likely aren't of any interest to you.
> however, I cannot fathom why you're so keen to tell about the wonderful
> "Windows subsystem for Linux" -- twice -- with all the "might"s and
> "should"s, when not even yourself is using it for the purpose you
> suggest.  is that a "Windows thing"?

Just my personal habit of letting others know stuff I found out about
the world, I guess.

Here's an alternative to cygwin (which used to put me off whenever I
looked at it) & co. to run stuff on Windows, it's quite new and hasn't
been mentioned yet (in this thread about nocomment), I have /some/
experience with it (using it occasionally to build and test POV-Ray for
Linux) and find it darn easy to use --- so why shouldn't I let folks
know that this route /exists/?

It's like, say, overhearing a conversation among sightseeing tourists
pondering how to cross the Rhine river, and discussing which bridge to
take, while I happen to know that there's also a ferry nearby -- why
shouldn't I mention it to them as an alternative? Not that I've ever
taken it myself, but they may still enjoy it; nor do I know /exactly/
where the landing is situated, but they may still be able to find it
themselves once they're aware of its existence. And if they're not
interested in taking a ferry, they're perfectly free to politely decline
the suggestion.

(If on the other hand they start complaining how I even dare suggest
such a thing without trying it out for them first and/or giving them
fully detailed directions, I'd consider that a bit inappropriate.)

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