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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Xara finally dead?

Yes and it's quite attractive to have say a Cairo based FOSS version,
and a 'premium' versions that's based on CDraw and would thus be faster
(we now have multi-threaded renderer working so it's even faster on
multi-core). They'd share most of the common source base, but the
commercial one would have the closed-source parts, including things such
as Pantone which we're not able to include in OSS versions.

So it's a nice idea, and I'd like to see it happen, but it (well the bit
about making a Cairo based version) is not really in my control any


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of frank gaude'
> Sent: 30 August 2007 15:01
> To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Xara finally dead?
> Charles Moir wrote:
> >> So there is no chance for a commercial Linux version?
> >>     
> >
> > Yes there is a chance, and I thought that's what I just said, to 
> > paraphrase 'we remain open to the idea of a commercial version for 
> > Linux and that could be one way out of the current situation'.
> >
> > We'd have to expect to sell a few thousand copies to make 
> it a viable 
> > commercial product (we know we can sell a LOT more than that on the 
> > Mac and so that's why that is certainly a viable commercial project 
> > for that platform now).
> >
> > Charles
> >   
> Thanks, Charles, for being clear about Xara. I sure hope 
> someone picks up Jonas Diemer's work and moves Xara along. 
> What with Cairo working then more open source guys might jump 
> in. I sure hope so.
> Thanks to you and all the rest for bringing Xara along as far 
> as it has come. Bravo!
> frank