POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.unix : X Windows display: disabled : Re: X Windows display: disabled Server Time
26 Nov 2022 15:26:05 EST (-0500)
  Re: X Windows display: disabled  
From: clipka
Date: 1 Oct 2018 13:18:16
Message: <5bb256d8$1@news.povray.org>
Am 01.10.2018 um 18:36 schrieb jr:

> I think POV-Ray does not "do" X at all, the last version (I have access to)
> which does is 3.6.1.  from 3.7.x it uses the SDL instead.  a real pity because
> if POV-Ray output to an actual X window, knocking up front-ends a la 'qtpovray'
> would be  doable in a(ny) number of (scripting) languages, with a single
> supporting command line switch (cf 'xterm -into $id').
> (also, why SDL in the first place?  all the joystick and audio etc facilities,
> unused.  yet, no preview without)

I'm pretty sure it was primarily a matter of maintainability. And with
SDL being able to drive Xlib, my naive assumption as a Windows jockey is
that it /should/ still work.

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