On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 09:58:18AM -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> Got some good news...
> Eric Wilhelm, developer of the Uber-Converter and member of the Inkscape
> community, is being sponsored by Xara to develop a graphics converter to
> allow Xara and Inkscape users to more easily share documents.
> Xara's full press release is here:
See 'Xara sponsors Open Source project'
> This tool will benefit both Xara and Inkscape. Xara will gain support
> for an important graphics file format quickly becoming a standard in the
> Open Source community. Inkscape will gain a new file converter that
> will allow Inkscape users to more seamlessly convert to and from Xara.
> In addition, due to Uber-converter's "hub" architecture, this may enable
> support for several further file formats.
> For some background... this effort came about after Charles Moir of Xara
> and I had some discussions about how Xara could become more involved in
> the Open Source community and the Inkscape community in particular.
> Since Xara does not yet support SVG, a xar2svg/svg2xar effort was
> clearly a logical first step. With Xara providing this code under the
> GPL, it makes a valuable contribution to the community, too!
> Anyway, it's great to welcome Xara to the Inkscape community; I hope
> we'll be able to work together with them even more closely in the