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FS#109 - Debug_File No Longer Appends Frame by Frame Debug Data
Opened by David Snell (fillibar) - Friday, 07 May 2010, 01:10 GMT
Last edited by William F Pokorny (wfpokorny) - Monday, 28 November 2016, 12:56 GMT
The function of the “Debug_File=” .ini option has changed from 3.6 to 3.7.37a.
In 3.7.37a, the debug file does not perform this function. Instead it creates a new debug file (overwriting the prior) with each new frame. Therefore the debug data is only useful for the final frame (or wherever the render was halted). This is useful for a single frame render or for identifying a fault within a series of frames (because only the last one will remain) but it is not useful for many frames that render successfully.
This problem does not cause any rendering errors or other defects. The debug file specified will only contain the debug data for the last frame rendered.
Per discussion in the forum it was unknown if this was a bug or “feature”. At this time it is causing me a problem so I am submitting the bug. No related bugs were found searching for “output” or “debug” in any status.
Operating System in use is Windows XP. I cannot test 3.7.37a in additional OSes, but it does not seem like it would be OS-specific.
Monday, 28 November 2016, 12:56 GMT
Reason for closing: Fixed
Additional comments about closing: Tested and confirmed fixed in 3.7.0 onward.