POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.general : JPatch 0.2 released : Re: JPatch 0.2 released Server Time
2 Jun 2023 09:09:29 EDT (-0400)
  Re: JPatch 0.2 released  
From: Thomas Willhalm
Date: 28 Apr 2003 12:00:02
Message: <3ead5001@news.povray.org>
sascha wrote:

> Does pre-alpha suggest that it isn't useful?
> Hmmm...
> Well, what it's trying to say is that
> 1) there are some features missing we'd like to implement before a
> feature-freeze and "real" alpha, beta and finally a stable 1.0 release.
> 2) it's probably full of bugs ;-)
> 3) it's under active development and in a state where we easily can
> integrate new features/improvements/etc...

I would call it "alpha" then. However, version 0.2 already suggests
that you plan to incorporate more features, so adding "(pre-)alpha"
is kind of redundant.

> I'd say it's about as "useful" as sPatch is, but might have some bugs.
> At the current state Windows-users may prefer using sPatch or hamaPatch,
> but even yet it might be of some use to Mac- or Linux-users.

In my opinion "sPatch" is very useful. I still keep a copy although I
don't boot to Windows to often. So - apart from the bugs you mention -
JPatch is useful, too, according my definition (especially for
non-Windows users).

However, this discussion might be not so useful (keeping
you from working on JPatch). I just wanted to mention that you are
probably too modest.


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