XaoS  4.2.1
About: XaoS is a real-time interactive fractal zoomer.
  Fossies Dox: XaoS-release-4.2.1.tar.gz  ("unofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

XaoS Documentation

Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies XaoS-release-4.2.1.tar.gz contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).


XaoS (pronounced chaos) is a realtime interactive fractal zoomer. This means that it lets you zoom smoothly into any place in the fractal you choose without the long calculation required by other fractal generators. It has many other features too, like different fractal types, autopilot, special coloring modes, random palette generation, color cycling, etc.

You can try the XaoS zooming algorithm online using XaoS.js.

XaoS is based on Qt, and has been tested on Linux, Mac, and Windows. It should also work on any other platform supporting Qt Widgets, like the BSDs.

Project Resources

Bugs and Support

XaoS is a community-supported free software project. The Google Group provides a place for XaoS users to help each other get the most out of XaoS. XaoS developers also monitor this discussion and answer questions from time to time. You can browse the archives freely but to prevent spam, you must join the group in order to post. Google Groups provides options for participation from a traditional mailing list to a completely web-based forum, so you don’t have to get emails if you don’t want to.

If you think you have found a bug in XaoS or have an idea for a new feature, please let us know about it. XaoS is developed on a volunteer basis and the developers work on it in their spare time. Therefore, we can’t guarantee that issues will be addressed in a certain timeframe. If you are able to fix a bug or implement a new feature yourself, pull requests are very welcome.


Copyright © 1996-2020 XaoS Contributors

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/.