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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Ping

You're not very helpfull neither polite, Tamlin. You seem very angry, but, please, be angry somewhere else.


tamlin@xxxxxxxxxx a écrit :
CharlesM wrote:

PS One of the obvious 'disastrous' scenarios for CDraw, and indeed
whole project, is if were to be ported back to Windows and used to
compete against our commercial versions,

Considering the state of LX so far, I'd say that's very unlikely. It's a slow, bloated, buggy and very incomplete.

If this half-GPL'd LX is what your proprietary version has to compete against, especially as the proprietary version contains other "value adding" proprietary pieces that will never become GPL'd, the proprietary version must be really, really bad if you even think this is competition.

Still, it nicely displays what you really think about Free Software.

From my tests, Inkscape currently beats LX on everything I have tested
- on Windows as well on other platforms - and LX has got some *serious* catching-up to do to become competetive even with that *fully* free software. Perhaps that is what you should measure your proprietary version against instead of spreading your personal FUD and speculate what could happen if GDraw src was released?

so jeopardising the revenue and
jobs of the staff working on the product. i.e. exactly what that Mike
'tamlin' character is trying to achieve

Those are very serious accusations. Perhaps you should discuss them with a company lawyer...

Anyway, if this is your view of free software developers wanting to improve LX, that they are to be accused of "jeopardising the revenue and jobs of the staff working on the product" I find it amusing you're dissatisfied with the amount of interest you got from external developers. Perhaps you should go public with this view to really make sure all pointential free software developers know about it. I'm sure they would just _love_ Xara after this is made clear.

I must however thank you for finally displaying what you're all about. I also think it's now displayed in no uncertain terms that you were indeed stringing everyone along for a ride, with no intention to ever release the src for GDraw (as compiling that would for most platforms not require any "porting" at all).

(as well as sprouting rubbish about us going against GPL).

Again, if this is how you feel, perhaps you should take this up too with the with a company lawyer at the same time you ask him how damaging your slander and defamation of character could be.

Anyway, as you have now finally come out of the closet wrt your real intentions and views on free software, I see I have just wasted time with my (cross-platform!) improvments to LX. Thanks for letting me having wasted all this time!