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Most Recent Version: 3.1 (Mar 27, 2003)

News

Nov 2, 2004
The XaoS web page will be redesigned in a few weeks. Its current stage can be always watched on http://wmi.math.u-szeged.hu/~kovzol/XaoS/. Any feedback is welcome! We also want to release the new version, 3.1.1, which will be mainly a maintenance release.
May 23, 2004
Based on the amazing fast zooming algorithm in XaoS, Zoltan Kovacs wrote a simple program which can zoom into complex functions. The coloring method is using the color wheel visualization algorithm. For details, go to http://www.math.u-szeged.hu/~kovzol/complex_plot.
Mar 4, 2004
Giorgio Marazzi updated, fixed and improved the Spanish catalog file, catalogs/espanhol.cat.
Sep 8, 2003
There is a new catalogs/francais.cat file made by Jean-Pierre Demailly (Jean-Pierre.Demailly@ujf-grenoble.fr).
Please note that the DGA driver for XaoS 3.1 will not compile under gcc-3.3 due to some special changes in gcc.
Mar 27, 2003
Version 3.1 has been released. It now supports Microsoft Windows for internationalization and contains all features added earlier into XaoS.
Feb 28, 2003
Unfortunately we were not able to release version 3.1 in February, however under Linux and many other Unix-like operating systems XaoS works very stable. Before trying the latest version from CVS, please read the current version of RELEASE_NOTES. Version 3.1 will also contain updated tutorials done by Andreas Madritsch and hardwired (unelegant) support for internationalization for Windows users as well.
Feb 18, 2003
Before releasing 3.1, there are some test binaries available mainly for Microsoft Windows (and also for DOS and Linux). Please read prerelease notes before downloading any files.
Feb 15, 2003
The release is unfortunately being late for some days. Please be patient... :-)
Feb 6, 2003
Documentation has been updated. XaoS now compiles on Mac OS X. Release 3.1 is planned to push out on 15 February 2003 which will contain DOS and Windows binaries with internationalization as well. Translators are wanted to start/continue/finish work on making XaoS available for different languages. (XaoS 3.1 will support only Czech, Spanish and Hungarian translations and -- for tutorials only -- German and French languages. Volunteers are needed for translating XaoS to other languages.)
Jan 22, 2003
XaoS 3.1pre6 is released. This should be the last prerelease before the official release of version 3.1.
Jan 15, 2003
XaoS web page is alive again! We are working on version 3.1 which contains many major improvements to 3.0. It also contains some more fractal types, checked and updated help system and internationalization. We moved the web pages onto the SourceForge developer server site and there is a new Czech mirror at www.ucz.cz/~hubicka/XaoS. US mirror at xaos.theory.org is also working, however both mirrors may contain outdated information. Latest information of developing state may be viewed on developers page.
Past announcements

Introduction

XaoS is a fast portable real-time interactive fractal zoomer. It displays the Mandelbrot set (among other escape time fractals) and allows you zoom smoothly into the fractal. Various coloring modes are provided for both the points inside and outside the selected set. In addition, switching between Julia and Mandelbrot fractal types and on-the-fly plane switching is provided. The first version was a minimal X Window Mandelbrot viewer by Thomas later modified by Jan to support high frame-rate zooming. Other additions were later made by both Thomas and Jan including autopilot (for those of you without drivers licenses), palette changing, GIF saving, and fractal inversion.

You may be interested in viewing our small image and animation galleries and tutorial.

You can find further information in the documentation section including supported platforms, system requirements, and known bugs/limitations.


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Send all comments, questions, and suggestions to jh@ucw.cz

Copyright © 1996-2003 by Thomas Marsh and Jan Hubicka. All rights reserved.
Web design unifying by Zoltan Kovacs


XaoS is a part of the GNU Project and hosted by SourceForge.


Last modified: Tue Nov 2 0:26:00 UTC 2004