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From: William F Pokorny
Date: 14 Mar 2016 05:35:34
Message: <56e685e6$1@news.povray.org>
On 03/14/2016 05:25 AM, William F Pokorny wrote:
> On 03/14/2016 12:28 AM, jhu wrote:
>> William F Pokorny <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
>>> Christoph asked if the 3.7.1 master branch compiled OK for you as these
>>> fixes and more have been made there for unix builds. Knowing the current
>>> 3.7.1 works (or not) for you would be useful, aside from anything else
>>> with 3.7.0-stable, given you are running FreeBSD 10.2 and Debian instead
>>> of Ubuntu 14* or 15*.
>> Does this require git or is there some other method of downloading it?
> You can use git to grab it:
>     git pull https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray.git master
> However, if you go to the https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray web page
> there is a download zip option for the master branch on the right hand
> side about the middle of the page.
> One of the very cool things about github is it seems to built the zips
> automatically as the branches get updated.
> Bill P.

Hit send (before my coffee...) and it occurred to me if you have not 
done an initial install with git you would need to have run a clone of 
the code repository first to a local directory with :

    git clone https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray.git

before using any git pull commands to stay current locally with 
particular versions. The above clone will be set to the master branch by 

You can switch versions in your local clone with a command like:

    git checkout origin/3.7-stable

to switch to the stable branch. Still very much learning git myself...

Bill P.

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