XaoS for plan9 3rd/4th Ed.

XaoS is a fractal program originally written by Jan Hubicka and Thomas Marsh.

From the README file:

  	XaoS is a fast portable real-time interactive fractal zoomer.
        It displays the Mandelbrot set (among other escape time 
        fractals) and allows you zoom smoothly into the fractal.  
        Various coloring modes are provided for both the points inside 
        and outside the selected set. In addition, switching between 
        Julia and Mandelbrot fractal types and displaying planes is 
        provided. The first version was a poorly written Mandelbrot 
        view by Thomas later modified by Jan to support high frame-rate 
        zooming. Other additions were later made including autopilot 
        (for those of you without drivers licenses), palette changing, 
        PNG saving, and fractal inversion.
More info is available from the XaoS web site

Verision 3.0 was known to work w/ 8 1/2 but not with rio. We have ported both 3.0 and the latest version (3.1) to plan9 3rd/4th Ed.

XaoS was used to make the images for our Plan9 powerwall . Now that XaoS runs on the 3rd/4th Ed. we plan on running it directly on the machines rather than just using them to display static images.

The port to the 4th Ed. now supports screen depths > 8 bit.

the full source of version 3.1 with the XaoS binary and patches for plan9 4th Ed.

Patches for XaoS-3.1 for plan9 3rd Ed.

Note this patch only works for 8 bit screen depth.

Last Modified: May 27 2002