Making your own binaries from POV-Ray™ and MegaPOV source code requires:
All required support libraries are included in the source distributions.
To compile MegaPOV on Windows systems you do not need to buy expensive compilers. There are some free C++ compilers available.
creation of Windows GUI tested
included with binaries in basic form, extended documentation for full commercial version at ftp://ftp.borland.com/pub/bcppbuilder/techpubs/b5std.zip
creation of command line version for DOS tested
The core of DJGPP is the MS-DOS port of the GNU C/C++ compiler, GCC, and auxiliary utilities, such as assembler, linker, librarian, Make, and a hypertext docs browser. So people familiar with GCC family should not have problems in using it.
command line version for Windows tested
There is name conflict between BLOB and other identifiers in POV-Ray™ and MinGW.
MinGW can be used together with Cygwin, see http://www.mingw.org/mingwfaq.shtml#faq-usingwithcygwin.
An adapted source code package for compiling with MinGW is available on the MegaPOV site.
creation of command line version for windows tested
With Cygwin you can compile both executables using the Cygwin emulation DLL or not (using the -mno-cygwin flag). Both tested, compilation with X display possible (when XFree86 is installed).
command line version for windows tested
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there is no atof in standard libraries so it requires to define LACK_OF_ATOF_IN_DMC_PATCH
there is no inversed hyperbolic functions so it requires to define NEED_INVHYP
there is no unlink in standard libraries so it requires to define DELETE_FILE as remove
windows dedicated but non version tested yet
there are some problems in STL port so this compiler was not forced to correctly compile POV-Ray™ yet, however its move to open source project makes its future
currently available patch 11.0c version is supposed to be an upgrade but can be installed without previous version
Apple Macintosh PowerPC Carbon and Classic versions tested. Windows not tested but possible.
currently available update 8.3
no versions have been ported to Project Builder yet.
you have to join ADC to be able to download. membership however is free.
you need this package in order to build Darwin (UNIX) binaries.