# Add-on has a warning that “this script is RC”. What does this mean? [closed]

I was in process of activating the POV-ray 3.7 addon and there was a warning with the message "this script is RC". What does this warning mean?

• Release Candidate version I assume. – Denis May 20 '15 at 2:43
• This was the first link in the list of hits when I googled for "what does rc stand for". – user7952 May 21 '15 at 11:17
• I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because not about Blender – BlendingJake May 21 '15 at 21:01
• Because it is more a question about how a program is released and how its version are labeled, like alpha, beta, RC, etc. This is something that is universal for the most part and not limited to Blender. @Cyberchipz – BlendingJake May 22 '15 at 16:46

RC means Release Candidate that is a final stage of beta version.

Software release life cycle

The warning is added by the Authors of the add-on in its bl_info dict, it does not come from Blender itself. Warnings like that are an attempt by the Authors to inform you (the user) about the add-on's state of completion

• I can now find the phrase "this script is RC" when I searched Google; it links to this page. I'm beginning to understand how StackExchange works! Thanks for your answer. – Cyberchipz May 21 '15 at 19:36