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Developer's Description

XaoS is an interactive fractal zoomer. It allows the user to continuously to zoom in or out of a fractal in a fluid, continuous motion. This capability makes XaoS great for exploring fractals, and it's just plain fun!

XaoS can display many different fractal types, including Mandelbrot, Barnsley, Newton, Phoenix, and many more. Fractals can be rendered using various coloring methods and planes for an almost endless variety of images. XaoS also supports switching between Julia and Mandelbrot sets for each formula.

XaoS includes many animated tutorials that make learning about fractals fun and easy. These tutorials are also a great introduction to all of XaoS's features.

XaoS is free software, licensed under the GPL. It was originally written by Thomas Marsh and Jan Hubicka, and it is currently maintained by Zoltan Kovacs. Countless other improvements have been contributed by volunteers around the world. Because it's free software, anyone can help improve XaoS.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.0

  • The user interface is based on Qt, so XaoS has a modern look and feel.
  • Works on macOS Catalina, which broke older versions.
  • Animation rendering has been fixed.
  • Menu entries are now standardized.
  • TrueType text rendering so fonts look nicer and non-Latin alphabets are supported.
  • Hindi, Icelandic, Russian, Serbian and Swedish translations.
  • Several minor updates for the other languages.
  • The language can be set in the View menu now.
  • Lots of bug fixes.
  • Zooming is possible also with the mouse wheel.
  • Mouse cursor has been changed to cross.
  • Iteration number N can be used in user formulas.
  • Lots of source code cleanup and refactoring. It may not be obvious to end users but this will allow us to make better features and more frequent releases in the future.

General

Release April 7, 2020
Date Added April 7, 2020
Version 4.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4
Additional Requirements None

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Total Downloads 1,783
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