Welcome to the Web Based Interface to the POV-Ray News Groups
In 1997 the POV-Team decided that they wanted a way to offer
better support for POV-Ray. To accomplish this they set up
their own privately owned and operated spam-free news server
Like USENET you had to have software on your computer that would
allow you to connect and post to this news server. However, for
many people who are working on computers with a restrictive network
admin. and a dedicated firewall, they cannot connect to this
valuable POV-Ray resource.
Recognizing this problem the POV-Team has developed this special
web based interface to the POV-Ray news server so that people like
you can now enjoy the benefits the news server has to offer. This
is not to say that you have to use this web interface. If you have
a news client software installed, and you can connect to the news
server directly, you can try both and decide which is best for you.
In order to use this web based interface you will need to enable
cookies in your web browser. This is necessary to protect the
e-mail addresses of those posting to the news server from spammers
who search web sites for this purpose. If you do not enable cookies
you will not be allowed access to the groups. Further, your e-mail
address will be automatically spam protected. This is for your
protection and the protection of our other visitors.
Cookies are also necessary to offer you the ability to personalize
the way you can view the pages you will visit. The cookies we send
to you will not be used to collect personal information on you or
your browsing habits.
At the top of each page (next to the search field) you will find a
hyperlink to the personalized settings page. Here you will have the
opportunity to set viewing options such as the number of messages
per page, font size and color, the way messages are threaded, how
images are displayed, and many other custom options. Again, you
must have cookies enabled in your web browser for this feature to
New users should visit this group first. Here you will find messages containing
announcements from the POV-Team on POV-Ray development, messages
detailing posting guidelines for bug reports, how and where to
post binary files, a welcome message detailing the purpose of the
various groups, and our News Server Acceptable Use Policy. Please
read all of the messages in this group when you get the time.