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What is povfront ?

Povfront is a frontend for the persistence of vision raytracer aka pov/povray.
Designed to run under any flavour of unix using GTK and glib libraries, it is POSIX compliant and has been successfully tested on Linux RH 5.2/6.0/6.1, Mandrake 6.0/6.1.
It aims at providing an easy way to launch pov rendering with a graphical interface which manages all the available options even the script only ones.
It has been written using GTK+ (1.2 version).

So far, PovFront supports internationalization for French, English, German, Italian and Dutch.
I need translators for other languages. You don't need to have computer science skills to help!
You think you may help ? Take a look here.



News

  • 01/28/00. New devel version, povfront 1.3.5
  • 01/28/00. New: dutch support
  • 12/18/99. New devel version, povfront 1.3.4
  • 09/08/99. I'm looking for KDE developers to improve KDE support. Please, contact me here.
  • 09/07/99. New devel version, povfront 1.3.
  • 09/07/99. povfront 1.2 is available (stable). RPM and SRPM available soon.
  • 08/23/99. povfront 1.1 is available (devel), PVM options are now supported (rendering through network).
  • 07/27/99. PVMpov options are in developpement.
  • 07/21/99. Current povfront version is 1.1 (devel).
  • 07/20/99. A brand new website designed by paralis.
  • I'm still looking for translators, come on guys...


    Screenshots

    There is no gnome's screenshots for now.

    The main window, the job control window and the configuration window under Gnome+Enlightenment using the E-Mac theme. Click on the thumbnail to see full size pictures:

      



    Download

  • Tarball, 187 Kb/local http: povfront-1.3.5.tar.gz (devel)
  • Tarball, 182 Kb/local http: povfront-1.3.4.tar.gz (devel)
  • Tarball, 182 Kb/local http: povfront-1.3.3.tar.gz (devel)
  • i386 rpm, 189 Kb/local http: povfront-1.0-0.i386.rpm (stable)
  • Source rpm, 114 Kb/local http: povfront-1.0-0.src.rpm (stable)

    The developpement version does not include internationalization files but can use it if you had installed an older version previously. It is gnome compliant but can be compiled without it. It is as stable as the 1.0 version if you succedded installing it.



    The project GIRAM

    Povfront is now part of the project GIRAM. GIRAM is a really cool GTK+/GPLed modeller for povray under Linux.


    License

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY ; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.



    Internationalization

    So far, PovFront supports internationalization for French, English, Spanish, German and Italian.
    I need translators for other languages. You don't need to have computer science skills to help!
    You think you may help ? Okay, to translate PovFront in your langage, just download this file: povfront.new.po
    Edit it with your favorite editor. You will find a text file with items like :

    msgid "\t  SOURCE is a pov source file\n"
    msgstr ""


    Fill the "" to tranlate. Don't forget to respect the \n at the end of the line if there is one. Try also to respect the length of the line (number of characters) not to modify too much the look of the interface. That's all. Once it's done just send me back the new file. You can also edit an existing file in order to improve a translation if you feel something's wrong.



    Manual

    Here you will find the povfront manual. At this time, it's a draft.


    The author

    My name is Philippe P.E. DAVID. I'm a researcher in Man/Machine interface, team manager working on Virtual Reality in a big company. I'm also a unix/C programmer and develops tools with GTK+. I'm a member of AFUL (French association of free software users). When I'm not programming, I like to play the clarinet, pilot an airplane or practice Aik´do.


    Email

    You have a comment, an idea ? Wanna send some suggestions ? Click here.

    Links

  • POVRAY Headquarters: www.povray.org
  • GIRAM Homepage: www.minet.net/giram
  • Linux.org: www.linux.org
  • AFUL Homepage: www.aful.org
  • Freshmeat: www.freshmeat.net
  • IRTC (Internet Raytracing Competition): www.irtc.org
  • IMP (Internet Movie Project): www.imp.org
  • RPMfindnet : rufus.w3.org
  • GTK.org : www.gtk.org


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