POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.windows : installation directories for POV-on-Windows : Re: installation directories for POV-on-Windows Server Time
11 Aug 2022 19:47:40 EDT (-0400)
  Re: installation directories for POV-on-Windows  
From: Chris Cason
Date: 6 May 2011 18:48:21
Message: <4dc47ab5@news.povray.org>
On 7/05/2011 07:21, Tamas Gunda wrote:
> The most userfriendly solution would be the possibility of choosing. Let the
> current solution be the default one, if the developers are insisting to it. But
> the possibility of the free choice of putting the "editable files" to any other
> folder should be given. During the installation, or as a command line option,
> whatever. The forcing of the present solution is not an excellent idea. For
> example, how is it possible to install a portable copy of Povray to a USB stick?

Given there seems to be a number of people asking for allowing the
user-specific files to be at an arbitrary location, I am considering
putting this in. Currently having them at the fixed spot in the user
profile simplifies the code somewhat, which was desirable due to the added
complications introduced by the Vista security model (in the past we kept
the binaries and user files in the same directory, so there was only one
thing to keep track of).

-- Chris

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