William F Pokorny <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> On 7/10/20 11:12 AM, jr wrote:
> > "jr" <cre### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> >> ...
> >> I'll play some more in the week, then post a list of .. issues.
> > ...
> Thanks! The first and likely the second issue(2) are the same problem.
> I believe the issue now fixed in my code.
looking forward to your posting an updated version.
> (1) - Related. I am taking a run at no longer installing .conf and ini
> defaults in a user's HOME directory. Doing this makes it hard to run
> several POV-Ray versions side by side - though I have hacks to do it.
agree that a user 'povray.conf' is not needed/useful.
feel different about the 'povray.ini', find it convenient to have a set of
defaults, for that login, which I can override on a case-by-case basis. (could
you not install a 'povr.ini' in '~/.povray/3.8/'? would get round the naming
> (2) - It might also be this second case is some actual incompatibility.
> I've made changes so more often the code will kick out the actual
> offending identifiers to make things easier to debug. On removal of old
> keywords, for example the errors should complain about the specific
> keyword. It's obviously still not reporting the identifier in your case.
I'll be happy to try that scene again, after installing the update.
> (*) - It's a hack at the moment, but I do have a povrTextDocumentation
> directory in the root compilation directoy which includes primarily
> areas of povr different than POV-Ray. If something exists there, it
> behaves differently in some way from the official POV-Ray. The
> exceptions to this rule in the inbuilt function changes are all
> documented in functions.inc and the density file stuff is on the wiki.
ok. I had hoped for something included in the tarball.
and another "rant" :-), this time regarding the install locations.
what is wrong with '/usr/local/doc/'? what is the rationale for
'/usr/local/share/doc/' and '/usr/local/share/man/'? it cannot be the "shared"
aspect, because then, logically, other shared directories would belong there
too, eg '/usr/local/share/bin/'! plain weird. (and yes, I know it's an Ubuntu
thing, not your decision, per se)
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