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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Xara Xtreme 4.0 released
- From: Phil Martin <phil@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2008 11:23:17 +0100
- Subject: Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Xara Xtreme 4.0 released
Going back to Philipp's original question, as Charles says it's very
unlikely that Xara 4.0 will be made available for Linux and the reason
for that should be obvious: The Linux community doesn't want it enough.
Xara and Alex put a lot of effort into porting the product to Linux,
documenting it and setting up support structures. We went as far as we
reasonably could without destroying our commercial base. The Linux
community were unwilling to meet us in the middle, preferring to stick
rigidly to their principles. (It has to be said that if Xara had offered
the same opportunity to a commercial organisation a much more pragmatic
approach would have been taken, to the mutual benefit of both sides.)
So that's the current state. Any further discussion about Xara's
development on Linux is pointless unless one side or the other changes
it's position. Let's all move on from this.
Philipp Schmieder wrote:
Well, I don't think we'll get Xara 4.0 for Linux, will we?