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  Re: MORAY programmers wanted  
From: Calvin
Date: 21 Mar 2008 10:25:01
Message: <web.47e3d259fdef6e0e77a62f940@news.povray.org>
Chris Cason <del### [at] deletethistoopovrayorg> wrote:
> As many of you would be aware, POV-Ray now owns the Moray source code base.
> We will be re-releasing this under the GPL3 once it is in working order.
> However the main issue at this point is that Moray used a commercial
> component in its tool bar, which we obviously cannot re-license. Thus, to
> get a working Moray executable we at this time need someone who is
> proficient with Visual Studio 2005 to jump into the code and do what is
> needed to remove the old toolbar code and either stub it out or replace it
> with whatever would be most appropriate via other open-source toolkits.
> It is longer-term a goal of ours to have Moray move to being a cross-
> platform tool, however I'm not sure if it is wise to do both of the above
> at once (i.e. skip the basic 'get it up and working' and go straight to the
> full conversion). I'd like to see something working sooner rather than later;]
> In either event, we're seeking some enthusiastic coders from the community
> who may be interested in taking this. I thought it would be fair to ask
> here, on our own news server, first, prior to making it more public.
> Note that we do ask of the coders who volunteer that they be willing to
> devote a reasonable amount of time into the project in the short to medium
> term, since this is when their time will be needed most.
> Anyone who is interested feel free to reply to this post [followup set to
> povray.general] or email me direct.
> regards,
> -- Chris

Chris -

I can take a crack at this. I can get it up and running in relatively short
order and provide guidance on cross-platform-ing it down the road.

I have the next week (after Easter) off from teaching, so I'll have the most
amount of time then.

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