Re: Discussion - non-free software removal
On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 09:38:02AM +1100, Brian May <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> As far as I can tell, there is no free equivelent of these packages:
> povray Persistence of Vision raytracer
> povray-doc Persistence of Vision raytracer
> povray-misc Persistence of Vision raytracer - include files
> No do I know of any free project to replace them...
> (please tell me if one does exist though).
I searched on Google or Freshmeat a bit back and found a few free
projects. Most were toys, but I think there was one that looked like it
was planned to be useful. It used Guile for its description language,
but I don't remember much else.
> For some reason nobody seems to be interested in developing this type of
> software anymore; since computers have increased so much in speed, I
> can't imagine why...
Maybe because a lot of computer programmers are allergic to continuous
mathematics? :( (a disease that seems to be worse among those who
program "for fun")
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