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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] [Fwd: Bug#382658: xaralx: Unusable on powerpc (two errors : "Error from Xara Xtreme" and "Load failed")]

On Sat, Aug 12, 2006 at 03:13:27PM +0000, Joachim Breitner wrote:
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> Von: Fabrice Flore-Thebault <fab@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Antwort an: Fabrice Flore-Thebault <fab@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
> 382658@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> It's impossible to create or open a document.
> These two errors occurs when launching xaralx :
> - First dialog box : "Error from Xara Xtreme", with an empty
>   description ;
> - Second dialog box : "Load failed", "This is an early demonstration
>   version of the program which does not yet support all of the data
>   types that can appear in XAR designs."
> The same errors occurs when : 
> - trying to create a new document ;
> - trying to open a document (example in the documentation).

The endianness conversion code isn't complete, there's a hack in
Kernel/rechdoc.cpp for Mac OS which ignores the problems it causes.
(Look for "MacPort".)  Enabling it will let you open a blank document.

However, I wouldn't be surprised if you then get the same problem I get
on Ubuntu -- it crashes in CDraw whenever I draw something.
(http://bugzilla.xara.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1143)  I reckon that it's some
ABI incompatibility that'll sort itself out once I can build CDraw from