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2 Mar 2024 20:46:46 EST (-0500)
  Re: how to compile and run .pov through console  
From: Christian Froeschlin
Date: 4 Oct 2013 09:31:55
Message: <524ec34b$1@news.povray.org>
Alain wrote:

> The Windows version of POV-Ray will always display the editor. There is 
> NO switch to prevent that.

As far as I understand this is to prevent another application from
easily incorporating POV-Ray without acknowledgement or credit, while
still supporting such use.

However, presenting the full-blown GUI to some unsuspecting 3rd party
app user seems a bit like overkill (and can also be quite annoying for
pov users running batch scripts in the background). Would it be an
alternative to simply show a reduced splash screen in the Windows 
notification area (some nifty rendered image or animation, maybe
320 x 240 reading "Powered by POV-Ray rendering engine")?

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