POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.unix : POV-Ray 3.7+ does not show display window : Re: POV-Ray 3.7+ does not show display window Server Time
18 Oct 2021 22:54:18 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray 3.7+ does not show display window  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 14 Sep 2021 16:31:28
Message: <614106a0$1@news.povray.org>
On 9/14/21 10:58 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> On 2021-09-14 10:03 AM (-4), William F Pokorny wrote:
>>
>> Supposing you compiled yourself, my guess is you have no 'compatible'
>> Simple Directmedia Layer development library installed. POV-Ray will
>> compile cleanly without a preview window capability.
>>
>> The official v3.7 and v3.8 versions use the much older SDL1.2 libraries
>> and not the current SDL2.0 ones.
>>
>> As a quick check for SDL1.2 issue the command:
>>
>> sdl-config --version
>>
>> (The command is 'sdl2-config --version' for SDL2.0+)
> 
> Neither version was installed on my computer.  I installed version
> 1.2.15, and still no preview.  Do I have to recompile POV-Ray?
> 

Yes, you'l have to re-compile.

Bill P.


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