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FS#234 - The +GD flag does not work

Attached to Project: POV-Ray
Opened by Richard Callwood III (Cousin_Ricky) - Wednesday, 25 January 2012, 04:45 GMT
Last edited by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 13:22 GMT
Task Type Definite Bug
Category Frontend
Status Closed
Assigned To Grimbert Jérôme (Le_Forgeron)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.70 RC3
Due in Version 3.70 RC7
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The +GD flag gives me an “Invalid parameter” error, whether on the command line or in a .ini file.

Debug_File= still works.

I reported this in povray.beta-test, but did not receive a response.

The problem occurs in both Windows 7 and in Linux.

This task depends upon

Closed by  Christoph Lipka (clipka)
Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 13:22 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Grimbert Jérôme (Le_Forgeron) - Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 20:30 GMT

Seems related to a copy-paste repetion of code:

				shd.consoleoutput[DEBUG_STREAM] = obj.GetBool(kPOVAttrib_DebugConsole);
				shd.consoleoutput[FATAL_STREAM] = obj.GetBool(kPOVAttrib_FatalConsole);
				shd.consoleoutput[RENDER_STREAM] = obj.GetBool(kPOVAttrib_RenderConsole);
				shd.consoleoutput[STATISTIC_STREAM] = obj.GetBool(kPOVAttrib_StatisticsConsole);
				shd.consoleoutput[WARNING_STREAM] = obj.GetBool(kPOVAttrib_WarningConsole);

Look carefully (in renderfrontend.cpp , source/frontend): The last test is about existence of Debug, but getBool is about Warning ...

Shouldn't it be Warning on both (test & getBool) ?

Comment by Grimbert Jérôme (Le_Forgeron) - Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 15:31 GMT

Should be fixed with #5687 (post 3.7RC6) (I tested it, but more tests are welcome)

Comment by Richard Callwood III (Cousin_Ricky) - Friday, 19 July 2013, 18:29 GMT

I have used this flag many times since RC7 was released, and have had no problems.