[Scribus] Xara Xtreme
Fri Oct 14 16:36:28 CEST 2005
Paul F. Johnson wrote:
>>>I see a high probability of conflict between the OOS community and Xara.
>>>Specifically, they are "managing" the the introduction of their code and
>>>limiting the number of developers. This is not how OSS works...
>Actually, it can be. I remember one application which came from the dark
>side which was released to 4 developers for about 2 months with them
>charged to get the code up to scratch for the OSS community. Also, as
>soon as the code is released onto their website, everyone can have it.
This is what is being asked, proposed presently from volunteers, and as
code is finished it is GPLed.
>>>I detect the presence of flying monkeys dressed as salesmen and
>Possibly. I can't say. I can say that I was blown away by the demo
>videos on their website!
>>As another example, not just anyone can have write access to the main
>>scribus CVS can they?
>Correct. Patches can be submitted, applied and checked in by those not
>authorised to write to the server. I see no difference between this
>method and that proposed by Xara.
From what I see of the Win version of Xara, and if all the features can
be put into a Linux version, this is a killer app. To find out if the
developers are serious about OSS we need two or three programmers apply
and see what the ground rules are. The folks seem to be the mold to
doing the "right" thing.
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