POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.windows : TRUE batch mode : Re: TRUE batch mode Server Time: 24 Sep 2020 20:39:10 GMT
  Re: TRUE batch mode  
From: clipka
Date: 6 Apr 2011 08:44:00
Am 06.04.2011 08:32, schrieb kl:
> I've been searching hard to find a way to make POVRAY-for-Windows operate in
> pure batch mode. That means - no windows, no GUI, no nothing, except the command
> line and various input files. Just like in the old days!. Please tell me if this
> is even possible anymore!

At present - no, definitely not. From what I understand, the Windows 
version is /intended/ to always fire up the GUI, and the current license 
forbids any removal of this feature, ever since some 3rd party software 
authors had silently included the POV-Ray render engine into their own 
commercial products without giving any credit whatsoever.

Chances are, however, that the POV-Ray 3.7.0 release proper will come 
with a command-line-only version - though the primary reasons are legal 
issues again: The Windows GUI, as it is, apparently can't be distributed 
under a GPL license. The current plan is to release a GUI version under 
the old POV-Ray license, and a command-line-only version under a GPL 
(AGPL to be precise) or dual license.


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