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  Re: how are dist. doc mistakes handled?  
From: omniverse
Date: 30 Sep 2016 11:15:01
Message: <web.57ee80633486308eb1933f770@news.povray.org>
William F Pokorny <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> On 09/30/2016 12:16 AM, omniverse wrote:
> > Was curious about the "template" subfolders, files I have from Win64 3.7.1
> > alpha, since I found one error in a 'txt' which is displayed when clicking on
> > the corresponding HTML image link via _index.htm:
--->8 --- 8<---
> >
> > Just thinking I might be too late, not knowing fixes have been done before I get
> > to them.
> >
> I don't myself use the windows interface templates, but I suppose here
> or povray.bugreports OK groups to report an issue with a template file.
> Something this small might get rolled into other updates by the
> developers on their seeing it. In any case, I've put in a github pull
> req #101 against the master branch, adding the closing paren. That req
> will be addressed or closed as already done by the developers at some
> later time.
> As to when a fix gets out so to speak, it generally depends on when and
> how the developers adopt it - and perhaps how the user installs any new
> version with the fix. I don't though know how these windows template
> files are used / integrated into the windows version on POV-Ray.
> Bill P.

Okay, thanks Bill!

I just realized the Help menu has bug reports showing info in the help file. So
trying the "bug tracker" link there it failed to get to the web page at


Needless to say, I seldom ever see that toolbar menu as I always go to the help
directly or online.

And now noticed the Show Tip there doesn't do anything either, as well as the
same found in Options menu, Other Settings.
Again, I probably haven't looked for those help tips for years!

Happy to say I haven't come across any other SDL errors in those templates yet,
other than typo/misspelling. To me operable SDL important, spelling not as much.

I was thinking more about that HF_sphere macro.
It's text file doesn't have #include "shapes.inc" like another macro does,
meaning there isn't a consistency to how those template txt files are done.
Probably been that way since day 1.  :)
If a Windows POV-Ray (new?) user didn't know that include file is needed to run
the macro they must search for a reason why it doesn't do so alone.

I didn't have any luck finding a direct way to open a web browser to show those
template pages from the program itself, thought I might have overlooked it. Sure
seems like it needs one if there isn't yet.
Did see the Tools menu, 'Browse sample scenes folder' to get there that way.
Just needed to go into templates subfolder from there and locate the _index.htm
file to open that getting the web browser going for it.


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