[Gllug] Last Night's Meeting

- Tethys tethys at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 11:32:07 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 9:39 AM, Chris Bell <chrisbell at 3966.ukfsn.org> wrote:

>   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.

Yes, I've used Xara and indeed Xara LX/Xara Xtreme (the Linux
version). But while it's a capable package, it's designed for
illustration rather than typesetting, and is more comparable to
Inkscape in that regard. Sadly, it seems to be a dead project now,
mostly due to the lack of adoption by the Linux community, which in
turn is almost certainly because they only opensourced 90% of it.


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