Posted by Kevin Matthews on July 25, 1997 at 18:51:34:
In Reply to: Radiance and Linux posted by Jonathan Steinhauser on July 25, 1997 at 00:30:33:
A couple of comments about Linux and Radaince on the Power Mac. First, it is quite straightforward to run Radiance on Linux - in the sense of the traditional Radiance on Unix experience.
However, with Linux you essentially turn your Mac hardware into a generic Unix box while you're running Linux. The main benefit of the $$ for MachTen is that you can run your Mac and your Unix simulaneously.
For those who can handle the intense system modality, and have experience with setting up and managing Unix systems, Linux is a robust and economical solution, with the technical advantage of fast Unix virtual memory for rendering big projects. I don't think the Linux criteria include most Mac users, but surely they include some.
Regarding the higher-level LightWorks rendering engines, we are negotiating currently with LightWork Design on the technical and business issues. We hope to work out a win-win approach that will let us provide higher-level rendering options as DesignWorkshop add-on modules.
The level of potential user interest in these high-end rendering options is of great interest to us as we evolve and evaluate these options, so it's great that you're speaking up.