Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X. Xara Xtreme is based on Xara Xtreme for Windows . The source code was made available open-source in early 2006, and is being ported to Linux. The downloadable version of Xara Xtreme for Linux is working straight away on most Linux machines, but the development is continuing daily. At the moment two versions are available for download. The first is the recommended download because it will normally be the most stable. The second is the very latest, but untested version, built and published automatically. Warning: It may be unstable. Linux-Tip was using the latest stable version provided as an “Autopackage Archive” on a Open Suse 10.2 Desktop. We recommend connecting your system to the Internet. In this case the script can easily download and install the necessary packages automatically.

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Created by fn-eagle 12 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 7 weeks ago
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12 years 7 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago


Is Xara Xtreme completely free

Is Xara Xtreme completely free software now? The last time I read about the program it depended on non-free software to do something (something to do with rendering, but I don't recall now).

It would be nice if the program were completely free software; then we could package it up for various GNU/Linux distributions and help users use it.

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12 years 7 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago


Hmm... you're right! The font of

Hmm... you're right! The font of all knowledge (Wikipedia) says it is released under both the GPL and a proprietary license:

"Currently, the only part of Xara Xtreme for Linux that isn't under GPL is the CDraw rendering engine...It has since come to attention that Xara Ltd never had any intention to release the source code for this required library the application depends on."

Tricky SOBs. Learn something new everyday.

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