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2 Dec 2022 11:55:31 EST (-0500)
  Re: qtpovray and debian  
From: dick balaska
Date: 28 Jun 2018 13:30:30
Message: <5b351b36$1@news.povray.org>
On 06/28/2018 12:39 PM, jr wrote:
> hi,

>> qt/gui/qtpovray        # run the executable
> ah, yes.  another problem, afraid to say..
> start 'qtpovray',

Well that's progress!

> open a scene file, looks ok in editor, click the green arrow,
> and:
>    chdir:  /home/jr/wip/pov/media
>    command:
> appears in Consoles.POV-Ray box, and the following is appended to the Xserver's
> log:
> [12:47:59.570] WARN unhandled message: command: "stream fatal " text: "No input
> file provided" ((null):0)
> [12:47:59.570] WARN ErrorExit:  "No input file provided" ((null):0)
> no other, discernable activity.  [raised eyebrow emoji, if I knew it]

Although you may be looking at the file in the editor, you haven't 
selected it for rendering. (No input file provided).
Try right-click on the filename in the Resources view and "Select for 

Weird my tutorial fails to mention this step.

I am concerned in your report that the "No input file provided" message 
did not appear in the Consoles.POV-Ray box. That's a bug.

> from the 'qtpov.ini':
> [General]
> recentWorkspaces=/home/jr/.cache/qtpovray/b.pws
> [EditorColors]
> [Keys]
> [Preferences]
> PovrayExecutable=/usr/local/bin/povray380a
> PovrayIncludes=/usr/local/share/povray-3.8/include
> PovrayInsertMenu=
> no idea what a "PovrayInsertMenu" is, is it needed?

Not needed, but a cool feature. It is adopted from the POV-Ray for 
Windows insert menu. Basically it is a pile of code snippets with 
preview graphics that you can insert into your SDL.

 > PovrayExecutable=/usr/local/bin/povray380a

This line is dead. It is left over from the websockets edition and is 

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