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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