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Re: Bug#294491: RFA: povray -- Persistence of vision raytracer

Brian May <bam@debian.org> writes:
> Curious; maybe the FAQ is wrong?

It's been a while since I looked at it; maybe the maintainers, and thus
attitudes, have changed (for the worse).  Alternatively, perhaps the
loudest mouths on the mailing list are not representative of the
project's long-term goals.

However, I've not followed the povray groups for a while (in large part
because I was so annoyed by the anti-debian attitude I saw), so I can
only assume that Jeroen's impression is more accurate.  :-(

It's disheartening because while there seem to be other free ray-tracers
out there with even better rendering quality than povray, I've not found
one with anything like povray's wonderfully expressive input language --
most other projects seem to follow the "all input is giant lists of
primitives output by modelling programs" method.  Anyone know of a
similarly expressive alternative to povray?

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur.

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