Why is Coin3d version 3 and Pivy not in Fedora

Prasad H. L. hlprasu at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 09:06:02 UTC 2010

On 22 September 2010 14:24, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 at freenet.de> wrote:
>  On 09/22/2010 10:38 AM, Prasad H. L. wrote:
>> On 22 September 2010 13:29, Ralf Corsepius<rc040203 at freenet.de>  wrote:
>>> On 09/22/2010 08:32 AM, Prasad H. L. wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I was trying to find out why is coin3d version 3.1.3 (latest stable
>>>> version) and its python binding (pivy) not in fedora. All I managed to
>>>> get was a bugzilla thread
>>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?format=multiple&id=458975
>>>> which was talking about getting coin3d version 3 for Fedora. However,
>>>> that thread is already an year old.
>>> I am the packager of Coin2 and other Coin/Inventor related packages.
>>> The problem with Coin3 are
>>> a) It is incompatble to Coin2
>>> b) It can not be installed in parallel to Coin2
>>> I have rpm pending addressing both issues, but haven't found sufficient
>>> time
>>> to submit them to Fedora.
>> Nice to know that you have an rpm for this. Have you packaged pivy as
>> well?
> I need to check. I once had one (based on somebody else's submission to
> Fedora), but don't know if I still have it around, because I don't have any
> use for it.

Is the coin version 3 rpm built by you available anywhere for trying
out? Also, kindly let me know regarding pivy rpm if you locate it...

>> Kindly let me know if I could be of any assistance in this.
> Will do so.
>>>> Besides, coin 4x version (though
>>>> alpha currently) is already coming up as well.
>>> No idea where you've got this information from.
>>> I am closely monitoring Coin's development but haven't noticed any
>>> indication for such claims.
>> I was looking at the documentation of Coin available at
>> http://coin3d.org/doc. One section is for 4x.
> OK, this is the first indication I read about it. No idea, how old this
> piece of information is (the page claims to have been modified Sep 20), in
> particular if this is new or outdated.
> Fact is Coin3d's development has been very, very silent through this year,
> with their mailing lists appearing to be almost dead
> (c.f. https://mailman.coin3d.org/pipermail/coin-discuss/)
> Ralf
Interesting to know that they didn't announce this in the mailing list...


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