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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Ping
- From: "frank gaude'" <tanzen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 15:11:49 -0800
- Subject: Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Ping
Rob Kendrick wrote:
Just as what happened with Photoshop and InDesign, programmers designed
the interface, not graphic designers or artists.
On Sun, 2007-02-18 at 21:52 +0100, tamlin@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
From my tests, Inkscape currently beats LX on everything I have tested
- on Windows as well on other platforms
Beats in what respect? Certainly not user interface or ease of use.
Although I'm an ex-ArtWorks user of years-gone-by, Inkscape's UI always
felt bizarre and arbitrary to me.
You have got to be kidding... add a bitmap to Inkscape and the screen
refresh gets very slow. Not so with Xara. Xara does everything in real
time, usually with just the mouse.
On my AMD64 box, the performance of the two is pretty close too. I'd
guess Xara LX has the edge.
I believe it was: if enough open source programmers came along and added
new ideas to the Linux version, then CDraw would be opened up. You have
to understand there is nothing in the Windows' world that is as fast and
quick as Xara. The secret of its speed is likely to be held for sometime
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!
It does appear that it was never Xara's intention to release the CDraw
sources, which is a shame, yes.
I would hope as more open source programmers come to understand just
what a gem Xara is they will want to be part of the project.
Right now I'd like to thank Neil, Alex, Luke, Martin, Gerry, Phil,
Sandro, Ben, Mart, Paul, Joachim, Charles, and others for the work done
so far. Bravo!