Provided by: xaos_3.1r-14ubuntu2_i386
xaos - Fast interactive real-time fractal zoomer/morpher
XaoS is a portable real-time interactive fractal zoomer/morpher. The
UNIX version works under X11, SVGA and text terminals. If you donâ€™t
know what a fractal is, or you want to know more about XaoS features,
you should see the animated tutorial. Run XaoS and press â€â€™Hâ€â€™ twice.
It is much more fun than reading the boring manual page :) and it
supports foreign languages. You might also want to read the xaos.info
file for some advanced stuff (like how to write animations and
tutorials manually, port or extend XaoS, algorithms used etc.)
XaoSâ€™ options are divided into the following groups:
Ugly interface options
These options are common across all installations of XaoS
because the only interface available for now is the ugly
Driver selection options
These options let you choose the graphics driver.
Driver dependent options
These options depend on available drivers.
SCREEN SIZE OPTIONS
XaoS needs exact knowledge of the screen size to make random dot
stereograms and for choosing good viewing areas for fractals. This can
be done in two ways, by choosing screen size or choosing the pixel
size. Screen size is best for fullscreen drivers where
resolution/pixel-size may be changed. On the other hand, pixel size is
best for windowed environments where some kind of virtual screen, etc.
could confuse calculation of pixel size from the screen size.
exact width of the screen in centimeters
exact height of the screen in centimeters
exact size of a pixelâ€™s width in centimeters
exact size of a pixelâ€™s height in centimeters
DRIVER SELECTION OPTIONS
Every XaoS installation has some graphics drivers. Which are available
depends on which operating system you have, available libraries and
configurations. XaoS by default tries to enable the best available
driver. So for example, in the cas of GNU/Linux, it tests the drivers
in the following order:
The following options are used to control this operation:
This option lets you specify the driver to use and avoid
-list List available drivers and then exit.
OTHER UI OPTIONS
The remaining options are quite easy to understand and depend on XaoS
configuration and version, so I do not describe how to use them here.
xaos -help for a complete list of options with descriptions.
There are no known bugs in this release. See the XaoS home-page at:
http://xaos.sf.net for a list of bugs with solutions. Please report
bugs to the authors.
Jan Hubicka (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dukelskych bojovniku 1944
Thomas Marsh (email@example.com)
See AUTHORS for full credits