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xa is an animation package with an XView Graphical User Interface (GUI) for use on workstations and terminals running the X11 window system. The following image formats are supported:

  • Sun rasterfile (8-bit RGB only)
  • portable gray map
  • portable pixel map
  • raw gray bytes
  • graphics interchange format (GIF, including animations)
  • JPEG
  • MPEG

Current Version:   1.2beta

License Type:   GPL

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   Yes (tar.gz both a.out and ELF)

Targeted Platforms:

DEC Alpha, SGI, SunOS, Solaris, Linux

Software/Hardware Requirements:

To compile from source, need XView library.

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User Comments:

  • "Great job!!!!" (Alan Hsu)
  • "xa is pretty damn good - I will make it my default mpeg player in Netscape." (Karl Glazebrook)
  • "Thanks for this great package!" (Vincent Cojot)

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