[Gllug] Last Night's Meeting

Chris Bell chrisbell at 3966.ukfsn.org
Fri Jun 18 08:39:12 UTC 2010

On Fri 18 Jun, Ciarán_Mooney wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks to Tethys and to all those who came last night. I found it a
> very interesting talk with a rather sweet story behind it. The
> conclusion was certainly not what I expected it to be and a sorry
> state of affairs for Free Software typesetting.
> Thanks again,
> Ciarán
> ps. Any volunteers for next months talk?

   Tony Tolver spent a lot of effort as a printer trying to get the
commercial Computer Concepts "Impression" package to do what he wanted on
the Acorn Archimedes computers. He received and tested sometimes several
proposed changes per day until it did much of what Tethys would like to do,
and my most recent update is from about 1996.
   Not long after that the package was re-written and marketed as Corel
Xara, but then I heard that it had been released as an Open Source package
called Xara Xtreme. A quick google has found "xaraxtreme" for Linux.

Chris Bell www.chrisbell.org.uk (was www.overview.demon.co.uk)
Microsoft sells you Windows ... Linux gives you the whole house.

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