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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Ping

Thanks for the comments. We're having to focus everyone on other
products currently, having had multiple people assigned to the open
source version of Xtreme for the best part of a year. It's unfortunate
that no external developers seem to be moving it forward in the
meantime, but we understand that that's perhaps mainly because the
program is not fully open source yet. We can't firm up on any roadmap
for the release of cdraw until we can return to focussing some effort on
the project again. 



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Behalf Of Scheper, Erik-Berndt
> Sent: 13 October 2006 11:23
> To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Ping
> I agree. A roadmap for open-sourcing of cdraw would be highly
> appreciated.
> Personally I am also not inclined to spend my free time until xarax is
> completely open-sourced, and is included in the standard repositories
> -for example- Debian.
> I like XaraX (I have a windows license which I still use very
> - sorry) and I wouldn't hesitate to buy a linux upgrade if this would
> ever become available.
> I understand that Xara cannot keep all its programmers on the linux
> version, but I think activity has dropped a little too much.
> My personal roadmap for the linux version would include the following
> 1. start opensourcing cdraw
> 2. internet connectivity -- needed for the examples
> 3. examples
> 4. improve printing
> Any additions??
> Regards,
> Erik-Berndt Scheper
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Namens Jed Frechette
> Verzonden: woensdag 11 oktober 2006 19:30
> Aan: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Onderwerp: Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Ping
> On Tuesday 10 October 2006 3:39 am, Roger Luethi wrote:
> > AFAICS Xara is lacking in two areas: exposure and trust.
> I suspect that Roger's analysis is probably accurate. As a user I am
> quite
> pleased with all of the progress that has been made during the past
> and
> am content with the current licensing status of Xtreme. However, I am
> unlikely to donate any significant amount of my scarce free time to
> project because there is still the possibility that any time I spend
> will be
> wasted if Xara ultimately pulls their support.
> Perhaps one simple step that could be taken to increase the level of
> trust is
> to post a road map listing what specific events need to occur before
> Cdraw
> will be open sourced. Although this won't increase exposure and many
> people
> will probably still want to see the code it would still be a nice good
> faith
> gesture.
> I truly hope that Xara succeeds in making Xtreme a successful open
> source
> project that they can ultimately make money off of. But I doubt that
> they
> will attract enough outside developers to make that happen as long as
> the
> core of the program is proprietary.
> Regards,
> --
> Jed Frechette
> http://jdfrechette.alturl.com
> 2754 Dead, 20687 Wounded
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