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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Ping

Rob Kendrick wrote:
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.
Just as what happened with Photoshop and InDesign, programmers designed the interface, not graphic designers or artists.
On my AMD64 box, the performance of the two is pretty close too.  I'd
guess Xara LX has the edge.
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.
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 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 to come.

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!