POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.macintosh : Pov-Ray 3.6 and Mac OS 10.5 Leopard : Re: Pov-Ray 3.6 and Mac OS 10.5 Leopard Server Time
25 May 2024 19:32:10 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Pov-Ray 3.6 and Mac OS 10.5 Leopard  
From: Drakonis
Date: 29 Nov 2007 14:10:00
Message: <web.474f0d7dc36bf036f281f53a0@news.povray.org>
Thorsten Froehlich <tho### [at] trfde> wrote:
> MacGuyver wrote:
> > Anyone out there trying to use Pov-Ray and Mac OS 10.5? Pov-Ray tries to open,
> > and seems to get most of the way, but then it unexpectedly quits on me. Has
> > anyone else had this problem? Better yet, has anyone found a solution?
>
> On a PowerPC or an Intel Mac?
>
>  Thorsten

I too just recently upgraded (CLEAN install) my Quicksilver dual G4 (PowerPC),
and my brand new Dual-core (Intel) Mac to Leopard (10.5, and now 10.5.1), and I
can confirm that POV-Ray 3.6.0 crashes on both hardware platforms, wit the
following stack crawl (snippet):

Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000004
Crashed Thread:  0

Thread 0 Crashed:
0   translate                      0xb80bc8c8 0xb8000000 + 772296
1   translate                      0xb80b6b77 0xb8000000 + 748407
2   translate                      0xb80d4530 0xb8000000 + 869680
3   translate                      0xb813c9e9 spin_lock_wrapper + 1981

Thread 1:
0   ???                            0x800bb8e6 0 + 2148251878
1   ???                            0x800c30dc 0 + 2148282588
2   translate                      0xb818b69a CallPPCFunctionAtAddressInt +
202826
3   ???                            0x800ec075 0 + 2148450421
4   ???                            0x800ebf32 0 + 2148450098

Thread 2:
0   translate                      0xb8152ad4 spin_lock_wrapper + 92328
1   translate                      0xb8167d9e CallPPCFunctionAtAddressInt +
57166
2   translate                      0xb80bd6fb 0xb8000000 + 775931
3   translate                      0xb80b6b77 0xb8000000 + 748407
4   translate                      0xb80d4530 0xb8000000 + 869680
5   translate                      0xb813d2cf spin_lock_wrapper + 4259
:::

As more and more people start using Leopard, this will become more important to
look into, for the Mac-POV-Ray users out there (including me, in the middle of
a POV-Ray animation project :-).  Yvo's MegaPOV seems to be a good alternative
for now.

ttfn,
Eduard


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