Correction: the app itself doesn’t appear to be free/open (which is fine, it’s still an indie app and that definitely counts) although the interface library and some other components appear to be.
I also just wrote an email to the author to both praise him for making what is one of the most gorgeous apps I’ve seen in a long while and to ask what his plans are for the future.
I‘d love to see, for example, some EU funding being used to contribute this to the commons.
@aral Chrome v Safari on the same machine. Seeing how it supports even Opera, I can hardly imagine technical reasons for refusing to run the app on Safari.
@aral And @T045T - the website promises "Boxy SVG project goal is to create the best tool for editing SVG files.[...] On any device and operating system." Which seems to really mean "ATM free for Chrome based browsers and Linux folks, Apple users please pay" - I am not saying it's wrong, but it does come over as misleading to me.
@jwildeboer @aral @T045T Hahaha, it is funny you take it as sarcasm while I'm genuinely pleased 🙂 Language, Emission, Reception, complicated... The more its foreign language, the more there are holes you can fall into. BTW, I still have all the SVGs that Bob Hopgood wrote by hand that crashed all the Adobe SVG software and were still conformant 😅
Now we have a nice format for vector graphics, which is an achievement. I want to thank Chris Lilley for his relentless support for SVG.
@jwildeboer @rigo @T045T Jan, it’s an indie app with no tracking or any other bullshit by a sole developer who is actually attempting to make a living from it (instead of, say, working at Google or Facebook during the day for a six figure salary and contributing to “open source” on the weekends) so I’m going to celebrate the shit out of it :)
(I also spoke with him over email yesterday & he’s anti-VC and said the only way he’d sell it is if it’s open sourced as part of the deal. Works for me.)
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