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Linux.com: Xara LX Forked to Replace Rendering Engine

Feb 27, 2007, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"The Xara LX vector graphics editor took a big step forward last week. After months of gridlock between open source contributors to the project and its corporate owners, one of the contributors published his own fork of the code base--and the company approved, offering to host it in the official Subversion repository.

"The stalemate stemmed from Xara's decision to exclude a single library from its GPL source code release. That library, CDraw, is the rendering engine responsible for rasterizing the workspace contents and drawing it to the screen during an editing session. Xara is very proud of the speed and quality of CDraw, to the point where it cites CDraw's speed as the chief advantage of the product over its competition..."

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