[Rd] rgl update: please test!

Rainer Hurling Rainer.Hurling at nw-fva.de
Thu Feb 22 13:39:21 CET 2007

Hallo Duncan,

your newest version works fine under R-2.5.0 (devel) on FreeBSD 
7.0-CURRENT (i386). I made some tests with different types of diagrams 
and all seems to be ok for me.

Thank you very much. I am look forward to the release of this version.

Have a nice trip,

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> (This is bcc'd to a list of people who have had problems with rgl lately 
> or who are known to be big users; not cc'd, so you don't all get cc'd 
> all the responses on the R-devel list).
> I've just put together a test build of rgl, and put it on my web site as
> http://www.stats.uwo.ca/faculty/murdoch/software/rgl_0.70.564.tar.gz 
> (source)
> and
> http://www.stats.uwo.ca/faculty/murdoch/software/rgl_0.70.564.zip 
> (Windows binary).
> This includes a number of changes:
>    - changes to configure script from Laszlo Kajan and Brian Ripley: 
> should now be much more portable
>    - removed deprecated OSX font setting calls
>    - texture properties are now returned by material3d()
>    - allowed normals and texture coordinates to be specified in 
> triangles and quads
>    - normals may be specified in qmesh objects, but (at present) 
> subdivide removes them
>    - material3d() now preserves the values of unspecified parameters (as 
> documented, but not previously functioning)
>    - open3d() now resets all material properties to the defaults.
> Could people who have been having problems with rgl (or just making use 
> of it) please test this update?  Some of the changes are very recent, 
> and may still be buggy:  but I'm going offline from late tomorrow until 
> March 4, so I'm not going to have an opportunity to test them myself 
> well enough to want to send this to CRAN.
> I'm hoping to send this to CRAN soon after I return.
> Duncan Murdoch

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