Welcome to the redesigned web portal of XaoS. Here
we offer up-to-date information about the XaoS
project, the development issues and others.
If you need some older information you cannot find
here, please visit the old 'black skin'
Version 3.2 is not yet released,
however we are proud to announce some screenshots of the forthcoming
If you are interested, you can test
the developers' version from CVS.
Version 3.1.3 has been released which
compiles under gcc 4.0 as well. Thanks to Philippe Wautelet for the
rtzme-0.7.0 has been released.
Árpád Fekete contributed 2 new fractal types
which can be downloaded from the CVS (see src/engine/formulas.c).
Jeremiah LaMontagne announces the following call for XaoS animators:
I am an independent film maker located in the U.S. I am beginning a
project about Fractals in which I would like to feature a number of
fractal animations. Right now I am looking for people who are
interested in collaborating and contributing their work to this film.
Right now the film is in the research and development phase. I am in
the process of working out a rough outline of the film and gathering a
group of people interested in the project and willing to contribute some
of their artwork. My goal with the film is to give exposure to the
recent developments that make fractal animations possible and the
artists who are exploring this digital medium. At the same time I am
interesting in educating people about the basic math used to create
fractals and the history behind their discovery.
I think that Xaos represents a significant contribution in the online
fractal community because it is open source (which I am admittedly
favorably biased towards) and available to multiple platforms. So I
wanted to take this chance to offer the Xaos user base a chance to
contribute to the project.
Please feel free to email me if you are interest or have questions at
"jeremiah.lamontagne at Wholefoods dot com" which I typed out because I
would prefer that information not be spidered.
Thank you for your time,
rtzme has an
improved version (0.6),
see the screenshot below. Hopefully we will be able to
add such a fast formula parser into XaoS 4.0 as exists in rtzme.
Andreas Madritsch provided a new dxguid.c file in order to solve the problem
with the DirectX header files.
Philippe Wautelet contributed a new version
fr.po which adds many new translations
for French users. An
fr.mo file is also
provided for those users who cannot compile this file from the
Version 3.1.2 is released. This release fixes
the perturbation toggling problem on most new versions of gcc,
and the 'load a random example' menu option also works now.
Printed fractal images are offered
by Particio BT., Hungary. With your ordering you also support
further development of XaoS (which is still developed without
your ordering, however you can encourage and speed up some
people to make XaoS more convenient and have more options than now).
Version 3.1.1 is released. This release is a CVS
snapshot freeze for those who are using newer
systems. The most important update is a fix for gcc-3.4. There are also
improvements in French and Spanish translations,
some more example files (contributed by Zsigmond Kovacs) and
some fixes which patch annoying problems.
For other issues please read the ChangeLog file.
Volunteers may help us creating binary releases for 3.1.1.
Zoltan Kovacs released the first pre-alpha
version (0.5.1) of Real-Time Zooming Math
Engine which includes the XaoS zooming algorithm
and very fast formula parser capabilities.
Andreas Madritsch summarized how
one can compile XaoS under Mac OS X. Go to the FAQ to read about the details.
Patrick Kursawe's patch for gcc-3.4 has been
applied to the CVS tree.
XaoS is a fast portable real-time interactive fractal zoomer. It
displays the Mandelbrot set (among other escape time fractals) and
allows you to 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 of XaoS was a
minimal X Window Mandelbrot viewer by Thomas which was modified by Jan
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, PNG saving and fractal
You may be interested in viewing our small image
galleries and tutorial.
You can find further information in the FAQ
section including supported platforms, system requirements, and known
Please feel free to ask questions or join us. For details
read the information on the bottom of this page.