wintel binaries

Francesco,

After having had a couple of test runs on your wintel binaries, I have
to admit that I'm duly impressed, you wouldn't believe what a relief
this is after having run the radiance wintel binaries that came along
with dtp-rad for quite a while... thanks so much for these excellent
binaries!

-jelle

Hi Jelle,

Thanks for your feedback and support, but I've done really very little,
and think we all need to thank both Greg for keeping adding new features
to Radiance, Georg for having set up Scons and fixed all the windows
compatibility issues, and both of them for still maintaining the
precious Radiance code without compromising stability and reliability
of results.

Mh, as a Linux addict, I still feel a bit guilty for making more
accessible Radiance to the "lazy" windows users, especially after
Greg's "wrap-up & outlook" presentation at the Radiance Workshop in Montreal :wink:
I'm so sorry I've missed it ...

Francesco

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Da: [email protected] per conto di Jelle Feringa / EZCT Architecture & Design Research
Inviato: gio 10/13/2005 11:19
A: [email protected]
Oggetto: [Radiance-general] wintel binaries

Francesco,

After having had a couple of test runs on your wintel binaries, I have
to admit that I'm duly impressed, you wouldn't believe what a relief
this is after having run the radiance wintel binaries that came along
with dtp-rad for quite a while... thanks so much for these excellent
binaries!

-jelle

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Francesco Anselmo wrote:

Hi Jelle,

Thanks for your feedback and support, but I've done really very little,
and think we all need to thank both Greg for keeping adding new features
to Radiance, Georg for having set up Scons and fixed all the windows compatibility issues, and both of them for still maintaining the
precious Radiance code without compromising stability and reliability
of results.

Mh, as a Linux addict, I still feel a bit guilty for making more accessible Radiance to the "lazy" windows users, especially after Greg's "wrap-up & outlook" presentation at the Radiance Workshop in Montreal :wink:
I'm so sorry I've missed it ...

Hi Francesco,

As you were writing this email, I was struggling with making some in-house scripts operate on either wintel or linux, and I don't know if you should feel guilty or not. Certainly having windows binaries of the latest code is a big help for people who can't or won't deal with linux. As for me, I *like* linux (but *love* OSX) =8-), and so here I'm happy to report that just today I got one of our scripts going on both windows and linux (gotta love Python, which takes care of 95% of that problem all by itself). The availability of new windows binaries for 3.7 will just make this setup even more uniform, and I'll have to have a look at those. (Hey Schorsch, could these binaries be "dropped in" to an existing Rayfront installation?)

And yeah, we missed you in Montreal too! (and Schorsch, and Jack, and Pillo, and PaB, and John M, and everyone else who make this list so useful!)

- Rob Guglielmetti
www.rumblestrip.org

Rob Guglielmetti wrote:

Francesco Anselmo wrote:
>
>and think we all need to thank both Greg for keeping adding new features
>to Radiance, Georg for having set up Scons and fixed all the windows
>compatibility issues

Unfortunately, some of the big obstacles are still around.
Just because things compile doesn't necessarily mean they will
also work the same way on Windows.

  (Hey Schorsch, could these binaries be "dropped in" to
an existing Rayfront installation?)

You'll have to check the release notes. Several programs have seen
incompatible changes in the effects of certain arguments, and even
more of them have changed their default behaviour.

You'd have to make a systematic comparison to decide which ones
are "save enough" to just replace the old versions.

-schorsch

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Georg Mischler -- simulations developer -- schorsch at schorsch com
+schorsch.com+ -- lighting design tools -- http://www.schorsch.com/

Hello all,
I've been lurking for some time, trying to keep up on the developments in
both Radiance and HDRI.

In any case, to post something that MAY be of interest to others...
This is probably old news, but just in case, I have successfully replaced
the Radiance binaries that are installed with Desktop Radiance with the
updated ones (version 3R7P1, I believe) that Francesco compiled back in
October. I have been using the Radiance Control Panel (part of EcoTect) as
the GUI front end to Radiance, and so far, everything seems to work
smoothly.

These are the steps I took:
1. I copied the contents of each folder (bin, lib, obj, doc, and runs) from
the Mingwin binaries that Francesco compiled into the corresponding folder
in C:\Radiance. This allowed me to replace any updated binaries, while
keeping the older binaries of programs that were not compiled (ie. Anything
that requires xwindows)
2. I copied RadianceIV (the image viewer that comes as part of EcoTect) into
C:\Radiance, and then renamed it winimage (the name of the image viewer that
is installed as part of Desktop Radiance)

I have by no means tested this installation to see if all programs work, but
so far with the basic renderings I have run, I have had no problems
whatsoever. Also, because RadianceIV can post-process images, I have been
producing falsecolor images as well as contour line images directly from
RadianceIV (aka winimage).

So, for those who, for one reason or another, can only work in the Window$
environment, these binaries completely revamp Desktop Radiance.

Francesco, Greg, Lars, or John, would it be possible to maintain updated
Window$ binaries so that those of use stuck using Window$ can at least
benefit from the latest developments and fixed in the Radiance binaries?

John An

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On Oct 8 2005, Francesco Anselmo wrote:
For those of you who are interested in using Radiance with the Micro$oft OS,
I've put some fresh binaries here...

On Oct 14 2005, Rob Gugliemetti replied:
Hey Schorsch, could these [wintel] binaries be "dropped in" to an existing
Rayfront installation?