POV-RAY 3.6.1c on OS/2

POV-RAY 3.6.1c on OS/2

Post by David T. J » Thu, 24 May 2007 01:16:32


POV-RAY is a 3d rendering program that is very widely used. I was
surprised to find that the newest windows version 3.6.1c runs pretty
well on os/2 with odin (12/30/04 version). The POV-RAY download is here:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

I just ran the windows installer with 'pe povwin36.exe' and let it
install. It complained during the install about not having some version
of the html windows help system and the drop-down menu help is not
available when the program is running. Otherwise, all of the menu
options seem to work. The program is also unable to play the 'end of
render' sound although it doesn't seem to know that it can't. That
might be an artifact of my particular hardware and driver.

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Posted with OS/2 Warp 4.52
and Sea Monkey 1.5a
 
 
 

POV-RAY 3.6.1c on OS/2

Post by mentorucci » Thu, 24 May 2007 15:01:40


That is interesting, David. Apart from the little glitches you found,
POV-Ray is a really important app imho.

ISTR there was some source available?

Now if only Panorama VESA would not conflict with SDDHELP.SYS...

Mentore

 
 
 

POV-RAY 3.6.1c on OS/2

Post by Paul Smedl » Thu, 24 May 2007 18:29:58

Hi Guys,

On Wed, 23 May 2007 06:01:40 UTC, mentoruccio



Yes - but the gui support is for win32, mac, or on linux, X or
svgalib...

So we could probably have a console version of povray - but no
gui.....

What's that got to do with povray?

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Cheers,

Paul.
 
 
 

POV-RAY 3.6.1c on OS/2

Post by Franz Baka » Fri, 25 May 2007 05:58:15


We already have one ;-)

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Franz
 
 
 

POV-RAY 3.6.1c on OS/2

Post by mentorucci » Fri, 25 May 2007 16:25:07

On 23 Mag, 11:29, "Paul Smedley" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >




What about trying to port it with Odin32 API?


Absolutely nothing: I was just thinking about running at better speeds
with SDL applications like Pixel and SDLMAME :-)

Paul, BTW, you are doing a huge work: thanks a lot.

Mentore
 
 
 

POV-RAY 3.6.1c on OS/2

Post by David T. J » Fri, 25 May 2007 23:40:52


In the first post, I was attempting to say that the latest version with
gui *already* runs with the odin32 api.




--
Posted with OS/2 Warp 4.52
and Sea Monkey 1.5a
 
 
 

POV-RAY 3.6.1c on OS/2

Post by Steve Wend » Sat, 26 May 2007 11:15:38


That's not the same thing. You are talking about running the original
executable with Odin, while Mentore is talking about compiling the
source code using Odin libraries. The OS/2 port of Opera is an example
of this (I'm not sure if there are any others).
 
 
 

POV-RAY 3.6.1c on OS/2

Post by mentorucci » Sat, 26 May 2007 21:36:54


Indeed that's what I was pointing out. Amongst other, Adobe Acrobat
Reader uses afaik the Odin32 API as developed by Innotek.

FWR Pov-ray, it wuold be nice to know if the GUI uses some weird class
library or DLL, or instead it does refer to standard Windows controls:
given that case, rebuilding it as a native OS/2 app would be rather
easy to do (I hope).

Mentore
 
 
 

POV-RAY 3.6.1c on OS/2

Post by Steve Wend » Sun, 27 May 2007 10:36:00


No, that's the original Acrobat executable, using an Odin runtime; same
goes for Java 1.4.2, as far as I am aware.