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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] What's going on?

Thanks, Charles, for your thoughtful reply.

You bet, I'd buy a commercial Linux version of Xara Xtreme, one like the Windows Pro, and pay at least USD $250 for it. <smile>


Charles Moir wrote:
Not a lot is happening right now. Our Xara developers are still tied up
with commercial releases.  The conclusion from the recent discussion
about Cairo was that we'd certainly support the inclusion of Cairo as a
replacement engine for the currently closed-source CDraw, and that we'd
incorporate such changes into the main build, which would create a truly
free version of Xara Xtreme for Linux.  But we just do not have the time
to do this work.

I would have hoped some external contributors might have been
interested.  But if not this perhaps reflects that there is relatively
low interest and demand for Xara Xtreme on Linux.  If there were enough
interest in creating a completely free Xara Xtreme for Linux, then I'd
hope and expect some developer somewhere would be interested in doing
the work.

We'd like to see it, we'd support it, and provide what help we can, but
it just can't be our developer-time right now.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of frank gaude'
Sent: 03 April 2007 03:17
To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] What's going on?

Gosh, can anyone give a report on what if anything is going on with Xara Xtreme for Linux?


Neil Howe wrote:
Yes, the list is very quiet again after a flurry of activity at the end of last month!

Hopefully someone out there is working on making Xara LX work with Cairo as the renderer. So that the program will work with
either Cairo
or cdraw, as was discussed in some detail last month (see mail archives at www.xaraxtreme.org/community/). It seemed like several people were at least thinking about tackling this change -
but we've seen nothing yet.
Everyone wants the changes to be made to the official Xara
LX source -
so there is no need for any forks.

We aren't able to put any Xara resources back onto this
right now as
we're all snowed under with other work. But of course as soon as someone implements these changes successfully we'll be glad
to check
them into the main repository.



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Behalf Of Thomas Zastrow
Sent: 20 March 2007 21:21
To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [XaraXtreme-dev] What's going on?

Hi there,

I just want to ask if there is something going on with XaraXtreme? The list is so quiet in the last weeks ...?