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[XaraXtreme-announce] Version 0.7 Released
- From: "Neil Howe" <NeilH@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 11:48:05 +0100
- Subject: [XaraXtreme-announce] Version 0.7 Released
Xara are pleased to announce the availability of version 0.7 stable.
This includes a range of further feature, usability and reliability
improvements. We now recommend that everyone upgrades to the new release
available from www.xaraxtreme.org/download/.
Improvements since the 0.6 release:-
* Text tool improvements. Ruler support added to allow left, right and
1st line margins, and 4 types of tab stop (left, center, right and
decimal), controlled by dragging on the page rulers. This area is now
more powerful than the Windows version.
* Drag and drop file import. You can now drag files that can be opened
(e.g. .xar, JPG, PNG etc) onto documents to import them
* Support added for more export and import formats using ImageMagick.
These include TIFF, BMP, PICT, PPM, PDF (as bitmap), PSD and XPM. These
are in addition to the existing built-in types JPEG, GIF and PNG. Other
ImageMagick supported types can be added if there is demand.
* Brand new SVG import filter (work in progress). But be aware this is
early days, and has limited support for graduated fill and transparency,
and no support for text so far. Drag and drop should work for SVG files.
* Bitmap export dialog now includes 2 preview windows. You can compare
different export settings or different export types side by side prior
* Product rename: Now that the product is increasingly close in
functionality to the original Xara Xtreme, we're renaming the product
Xara Xtreme for Linux or (Linux Edition). The executable filename
remains as xaralx for now and xaralx is still referred to in many
places, but we'd like all distribution package names and other naming of
the tool to be Xara Xtreme rather than Xara LX.
* New popup slider for feather tool. Xara offered a bounty for this
brand new control to be implemented into wxWidgets so that it could be
used in Xtreme and in other applications that use wxWidgets. It's not
complete yet but when it is it will be used elsewhere in the program
* Printing improved. Designs are now fitted to the page and a bug in the
postscript generation has been fixed.
* Gallery & Toolbar reliability improvements - galleries now remember
* Working Adobe Illustrator import (to the same level as the Windows
version, AI version 8 and earlier)
* Improvements to Autopackage installation including much faster install
and file type registration (GNOME users can now launch Xtreme by
double-clicking .xar files). We recommend using Autopackage as the
quickest simplest way of installing and particularly of upgrading Xara
* Numerous other stability improvements and bug fixes.
Website updated. If you want to see what Xara Xtreme for Linux can do,
checkout our huge range of new screenshots.
The Xara Team