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1 Aug 2021 21:47:02 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray v3.8 backing up a bit  
From: Mr
Date: 10 Jun 2021 07:10:00
Message: <web.60c1f2ffc44dcede16086ed03f378f2@news.povray.org>
clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> this is a heads-up for all of you who are faithfully working on
> derivatives of POV-Ray - be it qtpovray, the mac port, or what-have-you.
>
> We're currently preparing to enter the beta phase of POV-Ray v3.8;
> however, in order to do so, we will _not_ continue from the current
> master, but rather back up a bit, to the last commit before we
> integrated the overhauled tokenizer/scanner into the parser. To help you
> more easily find that commit in question (85db57d9), we've tagged it as:
>
>      `nexus-v3.8-v4.0`
>
> Also, v3.8 development will _not_ continue in the `master` branch, but
> rather a dedicated branch, `release/v3.8.0` (which already exists and is
> currently ahead of The Nexus, but will be backed up and branch off soon).
>
> Note that besides reverting to the old parser, this will also revert
> back to the use of the boost-thread and boost-system libraries.
>
>
> We recommend that you _do_ keep all the work you've done since The
> Nexus, as the current state of v3.8 will live on under the moniker v4.0.
>
> There's nothing fundamentally wrong with the changes we introduced since
> The Nexus - we just won't be able to get them to a clean state as fast
> as we'd like to, and we'd probably have to break backward compatibility
> more than we'd be comfortable with in a v3.x release.

That sounds reasonable, thanks !


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