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Lessons learned from open source Xara's failure

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 213.78.151.248] on October 13, 2007 10:18 PM
Actually the CDraw library can be cloned, I have google for CDraw and came up with many close code. Just a bit of assembly and some C routines for drawing on the screen. If Wine can clone Windows and DirectX, Reactos can clone Windows, etc.. then CDraw is do-able. Interface to it can be generated from the header files and thhe DLL or .a library. The downside of it is that it will be everywhere --> Windows, Linux, Mac, you name it. I think Xara made a mistake by looking down on the OpenSource community. They should learn from Microsoft who now contribute to the opensource nowadays.

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