[Clipart] Xara working with Inkscape
jon at rejon.org
Thu Nov 1 09:38:33 PDT 2007
Or, you just run out of money and not realize the value trade in open vs
All is well...
On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 09:23 -0600, Alan wrote:
> Good article. It's too bad it happened, but I sense that's the writing
> on the wall for a lot of and perhaps even all closed-source companies.
> You play well with others, or you don't play at all.
> Greg Bulmash wrote:
> > Before you get excited, read this...
> > http://www.linux.com/feature/119790
> > "On October 11, 2005, proprietary software maker Xara announced its
> > plans to open the source code to its flagship vector graphics package
> > Xara Xtreme, and with the help of community developers port it to Linux.
> > Today, two years later, the project is stagnant and on the verge of
> > irrelevance..."
> > Then again, it's been 7+ months since the last stable release of
> > Inkscape. I won't use the dev versions anymore. The last time I did, I
> > spent an hour on a drawing only to watch Inkscape crash when I tried to
> > save it.
> > So while this may be neat news, it's of little consequence. Xara's
> > regarded as dead and Inkscape may keep announcing new features, but
> > they're as worthless as snot until they're part of a stable release.
> > - Greg
> > Alan wrote:
> >> Xara and Inkscape are working together.
> >> http://www.nabble.com/Xara---SVG-translator-project-t339799.html
> >> For you graphic designers out there, this could be fun.
> >> http://www.xaraxtreme.org/screenshots.html
> >> http://www.xaraxtreme.org/
> >> Current state as given by Xara.
> >> http://support.xara.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=2562&nav=0,433,438
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