The Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray).

This is the legacy Bug Tracking System for the POV-Ray project. Bugs listed here are being migrated to our github issue tracker. Please refer to that for new reports or updates to existing ones on this system.


FS#39 - "cats" and "life" sample scenes broken

Attached to Project: POV-Ray
Opened by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Tuesday, 14 July 2009, 23:53 GMT
Last edited by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Saturday, 07 November 2009, 15:10 GMT
Task Type Definite Bug
Category Distribution
Status Closed
Assigned To Christoph Lipka (clipka)
Operating System All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.70 beta 32
Due in Version 3.70 release
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The following files were garbled in changelist #4648 by stripping all line terminators, making the files unusable:

  • .../scenes/advanced/cats/cattext.inc
  • .../scenes/animations/life/blink4.inc
  • .../scenes/animations/life/walker.inc

Line terminators of these files were already problematic in previous versions of the file, having been CR-only.

The following files changed with #4648 should be reviewed closely as well, as they were previously CR-only, too, and at least some of them exhibit some peculiarities regarding line and/or file terminators:

  • .../scenes/animations/pentmap/pentmap.ini
  • .../scenes/animations/pentmap/pentmap.pov
  • .../scenes/animations/slinky/slnk.ini
  • .../scenes/incdemo/metals/metals.doc
  • .../scenes/incdemo/stones/stones.doc
  • .../scenes/incdemo/woods/morewood.doc
  • .../scenes/incdemo/woods/woods.doc
  • .../scenes/textures/pigments/skies/skies.doc
This task depends upon

Closed by  Christoph Lipka (clipka)
Saturday, 07 November 2009, 15:10 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  fixed in task #4842, released in 3.7 beta 34
Comment by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 04:06 GMT
  • Field changed: Status (New → Investigating)

fixed the three offending files from the “cats” and “life” sample scenes with change #4841.
The other files still need reviewing.

Comment by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 04:48 GMT
  • Field changed: Status (Investigating → Requires testing)
  • Field changed: Percent Complete (60% → 100%)

the other files were slightly bogus, too (except for pentmap.pov), having their last line terminated with CR-only (all other lines terminated with CR+LF); fixed with change #4842.

Needs to be checked in the next release, to make sure the new versions are used despite only differing in line terminators.