[Rd] rgl update: please test!

laszlo kajan kajla at bioinfo.pl
Thu Mar 1 16:27:33 CET 2007

Hello Duncan,

rgl.snapshot seems ok!

I compiled the source as usual: R CMD INSTALL rgl_0.70.564.tar.gz
on a
Linux hostname 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 #1 SMP Wed Jan 10 18:50:56 EST 2007 
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Fedora Core 6.

I tested the rgl.snapshot, and it creates the snapshot png without a hitch.

Best regards,


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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