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Xara Xtreme released as open source

Posted by Phil Mellor on 22:38, 11/10/2005 | , , , ,
 
Charles MoirXara have announced plans to open source their new graphics package, Xara Xtreme. Xara, previously known as Computer Concepts, were the original developers of Impression and Artworks, now maintained by X-Ample and MW Software.

CEO Charles Moir (pictured) said "We're going to a place that Microsoft and Adobe cannot go. The Open Source world is the acknowledged largest threat to established giants such as Microsoft. We felt it was necessary for us to shake up the graphics world a bit, and making one of the most powerful, easiest to use graphics applications Open Source should do the trick."

Xara Xtreme is available now for Windows, and Linux and Mac versions are in the works. In the press release, Moir namechecks Acorn, saying "We used to develop for alternative platforms, such as the Acorn RISC computer in the 1990s, and so fundamentally Xara Xtreme is based on a cross-platform core." Is it time for Xara to return to its roots?

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  Xara Xtreme released as open source
  rich (08:09 12/10/2005)
  andrew (11:02 12/10/2005)
    guestx (12:02 12/10/2005)
 
Richard Goodwin Message #93914, posted by rich at 08:09, 12/10/2005
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What's Martin W's email address again? :)
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Andrew Message #93915, posted by andrew at 11:02, 12/10/2005, in reply to message #93914
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Nice of them to mention RISC OS.
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GuestX Message #93916, posted by guestx at 12:02, 12/10/2005, in reply to message #93915
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Charles Moir should really be wearing cricket whites in that photograph!
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