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1 Oct 2022 11:04:43 EDT (-0400)
  Re: qtpovray and debian  
From: jr
Date: 28 Jun 2018 17:55:00
Message: <web.5b35580e1b94875a635cc5ad0@news.povray.org>
hi,

dick balaska <dic### [at] buckosoftcom> wrote:
> > how does one re-open the render view + Consoles widgets after they have been
> > closed?  a GUI usually has a 'view' menu entry to toggle such panels on/off.
>
> I think I can add the 'view' menu.  Currently, it is Qt magic.
> Right-click on one of the docking borders. That is, the "Resources"
> header or the "Consoles" header. It will give you a list of available
> windows to turn on and off.

I tried switching all except 'main' off, then there seems to be no "docking
border"s.

> > btw, the 'help' and 'sample scenes' are not installed (did not "make install"),
> If you didn't install them, that's pretty much what you get.  I am going
> to dim those menu entries if they don't exist.

yes, or (as many do) a simple "ok" type dialog with message?

> And add a bit in the
> config dialog so you can point to wherever those directories live on
> your system.

sounds good.  more flexibility.

>  I just added those two menus last night, having discovered
> the pretty awesome distribution/scenes directory (open that in firefox).

I have those too, did them for povray 3.7.

> > also, many of the 'PrintStatusChanged' warnings, and one Xcb error, it seems,
> > per invocation.
> >
> > [19:23:28.805] WARN
> > Unhandled PrintStatusChanged
> >   ((null):0)
>
> This is debug foo. I should remove it from production.  Basically povray
> is telling me something I'm ignoring.

ok.

> > [19:51:01.141] WARN QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 2374,
> > resource id: 8682978, major code: 40 (TranslateCoords), minor code: 0 ((null):0)
>
> This one is interesting.  Um, what it means is um ...
> I would guess maybe it's trying to draw to one of the windows you closed
> (although Qt should be filtering that).

I wonder then whether it's one of the small "ok" type dialogs on starting (w/out
existing .pws files).

> > would like to read the tutorial etc, but, probably because I'm a bit dense at
> > times, the "compass" feature does not work for me, which "next" button?
> Last night I copied
> http://www.buckosoft.com/qtpov/
> to
> http://www.buckosoft.com/qtpovray/
> and didn't fix the database driven navigation.  (I needed the url for
> the debian package.) Use the first one and ignore the bits about a
> separate websockets executable, and everywhere else read "qtpovray"
> where it says "qtpov".
> I am going to rework that so it can be included with the package.

cool.

> Thanks for trying it out!

soon you'll be pulling your hair out because I'll be nitpicking and flood you
with "feature requests".  :-)

speaking of which, the name of the current workspace (file) would be good to
have in the titlebar, or somewhere prominent.

(see, it's already started..  :-))


regards, jr.


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