Re(2): Lessons learned from open source Xara's failure
Posted by: Anonymous
on October 14, 2007 05:38 PM
Sure, speed is Xara's great advantage. That comparison page I linked says as much. But there are already lots of people and situations for which current Inkscape speed is quite acceptable. Hardware is getting faster, and Inkscape itself is getting faster all the time. Also, Inkscape is being switched to cairo, and cairo will one day use hardware acceleration which will make it A LOT faster. Also, note that the only component of Xara that was NOT released as open source - the renderer - is exactly what makes Xara so fast. So, without this component available, it makes zero sense to "rescue" the open source Xara.