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From: kl
Subject: TRUE batch mode
Date: 6 Apr 2011 06:35:00
Message: <web.4d9c0910b00cf4ef6c1e98510@news.povray.org>
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!
Thanks much.

KL


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: TRUE batch mode
Date: 6 Apr 2011 08:44:00
Message: <4d9c27d0$1@news.povray.org>
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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From: saint
Subject: Re: TRUE batch mode
Date: 8 Dec 2011 16:20:01
Message: <web.4ee0e2ed88f949a014f47dbf0@news.povray.org>
clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> 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.

Hi,

is a command-line only version out there now? I was not able to find any binary.


Regards,
saint


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: TRUE batch mode
Date: 8 Dec 2011 16:25:10
Message: <4ee0e4e6$1@news.povray.org>
Am 08.12.2011 17:17, schrieb saint:

> is a command-line only version out there now? I was not able to find any binary.

It's not available yet.


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