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Re: material editor

Postby kkremitzki » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:42 am

yorik wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:05 pm
The crash is probably due to the expat bug on debian-based systems. Everything that uses xml in python crashes. But @kkremitzki is working on this I think... I propose to postpone to merge your PR until we know a bit more from him because otherwise it will make the mat editor unusable for a large portion of users...
Indeed, the proper approach is to backport coin for the fix, but unfortunately the state of the coin3 source package is a bit weird right now in that somehow, the version which is currently in Debian fails to build outright for reasons that seem like they should have prevented the package from getting uploaded in the first place. But once I've gotten that resolved, I'll have something that I can upload to the PPA, but I'll also need to get in touch with someone on the Ubuntu side of things to get it backported there as well. So, in essence, things are still a bit TBD.