Thanks for your fast answer. Though the process-killing timeout would not be a
problem -povray has the /EXIT-Option- it's still impossible to run povray on a
In the meantime I found out, that windows server stops a service-started
process, that wants to open a window by depriving all CPU-time (so the process
remains as a zombie).
Since povray for windows opens its window unconditionally it's a candidate for
For those, who plan to run povray on a windows-webserver: As long, as povray has
no real (silent) batchmode it's impossible!
Fore those, who are interested in the background:
Le_Forgeron <jgr### [at] freefr> wrote:
> Le 03/05/2014 23:02, DampfHans nous fit lire :
> > Hi,
> > I tried to run PovRay 3.7 on a webserver (Win. 2008 Server), starting it with
> > the PHP exec-command.
> > Instead of calculating the image the exec-command hangs. I think, the problem
> > is, that PovRay tries to open a window which must fail on a webserver.
> > Am I right? And is there any way to prevent this problem? What is the situation
> > on a linux-server?
> On a unix system, you can use the -D option to not open the preview.
> > Thanks in progress!
> If you ever succeed, your process will be killed by the php-timeout.
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