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From: Chris Cason
Subject: Sanity-check win beta 39
Date: 13 Sep 2010 19:08:58
Message: <4c8eaf0a$1@news.povray.org>
I've made some changes to the installer for windows beta 39 and
would appreciate a quick sanity-check before I officially release
it if folks have time. The files are at:

http://www.povray.org/temp/POV-Ray%20for%20Windows%20v3.7%20beta%2039%20(32-bit).msi
http://www.povray.org/temp/POV-Ray%20for%20Windows%20v3.7%20beta%2039%20(64-bit).msi

tnx,

-- Chris


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From: StephenS
Subject: Re: Sanity-check win beta 39
Date: 13 Sep 2010 20:15:00
Message: <web.4c8ebd46a04a4d1513ee07b00@news.povray.org>
Chris Cason <del### [at] deletethistoopovrayorg> wrote:
> I've made some changes to the installer for windows beta 39 and
> would appreciate a quick sanity-check before I officially release
> it if folks have time. The files are at:
>
> http://www.povray.org/temp/POV-Ray%20for%20Windows%20v3.7%20beta%2039%20(32-bit).msi
> http://www.povray.org/temp/POV-Ray%20for%20Windows%20v3.7%20beta%2039%20(64-bit).msi
>
> tnx,
>
> -- Chris

Worked on WinXP media center edition sp3 with default location.
pov 3.7 39b 32bit
Took me some time to figure out the link, copy/paste, not copy shortcut.

Stephen S


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From: Le Forgeron
Subject: Re: Sanity-check win beta 39
Date: 14 Sep 2010 03:31:50
Message: <4c8f24e6$1@news.povray.org>
Le 14/09/2010 01:08, Chris Cason a écrit :
> I've made some changes to the installer for windows beta 39 and
> would appreciate a quick sanity-check before I officially release
> it if folks have time. The files are at:
> 

Tested the 32 bits version on XP Pro.

Looks good, but I had to manually uninstall the beta 36 first.
(Nice complains about an already existing version of the product).
Could it be automated (or at least ask for a confirm/cancel before
automatically uninstall ?)

I had no problem uninstalling (via Parameters+Add/Remove Applications),
but Joe User might not be so technically inclined. I also noticed the
uninstall menu entry.

Side note: the warning about an existing product did not specified
clearly (in bold, flashing, red & yellow) the name of the product: I
could have uninstalled povray 3.6 for nothing...


-- 
A good Manager will take you
through the forest, no mater what.
A Leader will take time to climb on a
Tree and say 'This is the wrong forest'.


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From: omniverse
Subject: Re: Sanity-check win beta 39
Date: 14 Sep 2010 06:20:00
Message: <web.4c8f4b48a04a4d15d939a6800@news.povray.org>
Okay in Vista (32bit), with some minor caveats such as msi file type not being
seen in Start|Run... but I don't know what can be done about that.  :)

Location stated for Vista during install is not same as mine,
UserName\AppData\Local\Programs here not Local\...

I uninstalled and retried using the C:\Program Files location just to check that
out.
Must turn off UAC, of course, which would perhaps be understood by people
wanting to install there. If not, the install error is probably cryptic.

Turning UAC back on afterward requires answering the security risk popup every
time POV is run. I wasn't able to get that bypassed by running as administrator,
or editing permissions (yet?). It's not something I do much so maybe I'm
overlooking something, just seems I was able for some previous betas.

I like the default location choice, especially considering the trouble with the
alternative noted above. Also, AppData\Local\Programs makes more sense to me
than the prior AppData\Roaming.
I'm now accustom to files being at Documents\POV-Ray so no complaints there.


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From: omniverse
Subject: Re: Sanity-check win beta 39
Date: 14 Sep 2010 06:50:01
Message: <web.4c8f5275a04a4d15d939a6800@news.povray.org>
Le_Forgeron <lef### [at] freefr> wrote:
>
> Tested the 32 bits version on XP Pro.
>
> Looks good, but I had to manually uninstall the beta 36 first.
> (Nice complains about an already existing version of the product).
> Could it be automated (or at least ask for a confirm/cancel before
> automatically uninstall ?)
>
> Side note: the warning about an existing product did not specified
> clearly (in bold, flashing, red & yellow) the name of the product: I
> could have uninstalled povray 3.6 for nothing...

I'm always uninstalling each previous beta before I run the installer, so I'm
just curious if it does or does not show the Modify, Repair, Uninstall dialog if
not already uninstalled.

When going about retrying my install with the alternate location of Program
Files I had seen that, so I wondered if it can't tell if a previous beta version
exists since that appears to be what you were saying. Or maybe that it just
wasn't obvious enough about beta version/location.
Guess I'd have needed to leave the old beta in place to have observed exactly
what you had happen.

Hope I haven't confused anyone.


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From: Yvo Smellenbergh
Subject: Re: Sanity-check win beta 39
Date: 14 Sep 2010 12:10:35
Message: <1jotm64.1mjmlh6unhrtsN%yvo.s@cancel_This_gmx.net>
Chris Cason <del### [at] deletethistoopovrayorg> wrote:

> I've made some changes to the installer for windows beta 39 and would
> appreciate a quick sanity-check before I officially release it if folks
> have time. The files are at:
> 
[..]

Both versions (32 and 64 bit) install on Windows 7 64 bit without any
problems. After I installed the 32 bit version I had to remove this one
to be able to install the 64 bit version.

I Installed the 32 bit v with standard settings and for the 64 bit
version I choose my desktop to install it. You know how to make a mess
on someones desktop ;-)

After uninstalling this one everything was cleaned up again.

Yvo


> -- Chris


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http://megapov.inetart.net MacMegaPOV at:
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From: Alec Istomin
Subject: Re: Sanity-check win beta 39
Date: 14 Sep 2010 13:30:01
Message: <web.4c8fb06aa04a4d15e9b811610@news.povray.org>
Tried fresh install on Windows Server 2003 x64 and Windows Server 2008 r2 x64 -
everything worked fine with default options!

Thanks,
 Alec

Chris Cason <del### [at] deletethistoopovrayorg> wrote:
> I've made some changes to the installer for windows beta 39 and
> would appreciate a quick sanity-check before I officially release
> it if folks have time. The files are at:
>
> http://www.povray.org/temp/POV-Ray%20for%20Windows%20v3.7%20beta%2039%20(32-bit).msi
> http://www.povray.org/temp/POV-Ray%20for%20Windows%20v3.7%20beta%2039%20(64-bit).msi
>
> tnx,
>
> -- Chris


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From: Christian Froeschlin
Subject: Re: Sanity-check win beta 39
Date: 14 Sep 2010 16:20:16
Message: <4c8fd900@news.povray.org>
> I've made some changes to the installer for windows beta 39 and
> would appreciate a quick sanity-check before I officially release
> it if folks have time. 

I installed the 64-bit version on Windows 7 without problems.

The new behavior for selecting the install location should make
it clearer to the user what happens during an installation. Although
the captions and default make less sense when the installer is
executed as adminstrator (in that case, I hope Microsoft doesn't
recommend to install into administrators user profile).

Interestingly enough the *un*installer was smart enough to
automatically elevate when uninstalling beta 38 as user when
I had installed as administrator to program files.


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From: Christian Froeschlin
Subject: Re: Sanity-check win beta 39
Date: 14 Sep 2010 16:26:12
Message: <4c8fda64$1@news.povray.org>
omniverse wrote:

> Turning UAC back on afterward requires answering the security risk popup every
> time POV is run. 

I can start it from Program Files just fine on Windows 7. I never
disabled UAC, just ran the installer with adminstrator privileges.


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From: SafePit
Subject: Re: Sanity-check win beta 39
Date: 15 Sep 2010 23:20:00
Message: <web.4c918c9ba04a4d1569b5e7200@news.povray.org>
No issues with the installs on XP SP3 or Win 7 64bit using default options.
Renders worked great!

However, I did get bit by having "Display_Output = SYS" in my povray.ini which
generated an error in this version.


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