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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?

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    $\begingroup$ Release Candidate version I assume. $\endgroup$ – Denis May 20 '15 at 2:43
  • $\begingroup$ This was the first link in the list of hits when I googled for "what does rc stand for". $\endgroup$ – user7952 May 21 '15 at 11:17
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because not about Blender $\endgroup$ – BlendingJake May 21 '15 at 21:01
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    $\begingroup$ @BlendingJake It is about Blender because add-ons are a part of blender. Things like bmesh have been adopted and become an integral part of Blender. So, please clarify how this is not a part of blender as an add-on. Add-ons are both simple and complex script additions, and script modifications which call external engines to support Blender function. This is very much a part of Blender's concept. The add-on exists, it was included with the release; so, I'm not sure what you mean. "Not about Blender"?! More specifically, it's about the message included in the add-on in Blender. $\endgroup$ – Cyberchipz May 21 '15 at 21:16
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    $\begingroup$ 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 $\endgroup$ – BlendingJake May 22 '15 at 16:46
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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

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  • $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$ – Cyberchipz May 21 '15 at 19:36

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