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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] ... Pong
- From: Jed Frechette <jedfrechette@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 13:20:04 -0700
- Subject: Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] ... Pong
On Thursday 15 February 2007 12:34 pm, Charles Moir wrote:
> > From: Jed Frechette
> > Sent: 15 February 2007 19:29
> > On Thursday 15 February 2007 12:14 pm, Thomas Zastrow wrote:
> > > Perhaps it could be useful to write
> > > something like an "open letter" to the community where you describe
> > > 1.) what the closed library exactly does and 2.) why it
> > isn't also opened.
> > I think this is a great idea. Communication is always a good
> > thing. I'm sure I am not the only one who did not bother to
> > investigate the specifics with regards to CDraw.
> 1) put simply it does exactly the same as Cairo - i.e. a low level
> vector rasterizing library
> 2) For a number of reasons, one significant reason being commercial risk
> outlined earlier.
That is certainly fair enough. I submit that it would be good to have these
reasons documented somewhere conspicuous, perhaps the FAQ section of the
> > I would also add Canvas to the list of defunct commercial
> > programs on Linux.
> Interesting. I didn't know that. Open source or closed?
This was before I started using Linux but I believe Deneba released a free as
in beer beta sometime around 2000. I don't think it ever progressed any
farther than that.
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