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NOTE: I'M NO LONGER USING XFRACTINT, BUT I'M LEAVING THIS PAGE ON MY SERVER FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES.

UPDATE: June 9, 2002 - Xfractint binary re-compiled with nasm-assembler support, which allows Xfractint to generate the mandel and julia types much faster.

UPDATE: June 4, 2002
I have finally updated my binary package of Xfractint to the current developer's version - Xfractint 20.2.04.

CHANGES
The download files of version 20.2.04 (to the right), have been updated with the newest executable with the nasm-assembler support, as noted above. If you have already downloaded and installed version 20.2.04 before June 9, 2002, you can download just the updated executable - xfrac-binary-20.2.04.gz Then unzip and install it in "/usr/X11R6/bin/" overwriting the older Xfractint executable.

This new version also includes the fractint.doc file, which I left out of version 20.1.12.

Only 2 map files are in the 20.2.04 source, so I have pulled out all 144 map files that are installed in the official version and put them in a seperate file.


This is not an official release of Xfractint!! This is only a pre-compiled package of all the files needed to run Xfractint 20.2.04. The source code hasn't been modified. This version was compiled and runs on the following systems:

Mandrake Linux 9.0, 9.1, and 9.2
Mandrake Linux 8.2, kernel 2.4.18, Xfree86 4.2.0 with IceWM 1.0.9-2 window manager
Mandrake Linux 8.0, kernel 2.4.17, Xfree86 4.0.3 with IceWM 1.0.9-2 window manager
RedHat Linux 8.0, kernel 2.4.18-14, XFree86 Version 4.2.0 and Gnome 2.0
RedHat Linux 7.2, kernel 2.4.9, XFree86 4.1.0 with KDE 2.2.2
SuSE 8.0, 8.1, and 8.2
SuSE 8.1 running WindowMaker
Debian Linux (the "woody" version)
Slackware 8

This version should run OK on any recent or newer versions of Mandrake Linux or Redhat Linux, with a fairly recent kernel and Xfree86.

Instructions on how to install and run this package, along with some hints and tips on running Xfractint, can be found on this page, and in the download package.

I received a report a while ago from a Debian user that Xfractint runs fine on the Debian distribution. But you need to install the termcap-compat package because Debian's ncurses file includes termcap. Alternately, if you don't have root privleges on your machine, you can remove the "-ltermcap" from the end of the following line in the Makefile:

LIBS = -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11 -lm -lncurses -ltermcap
Of course, you will then have to re-compile Xfractint from the source code.

I once had a report from one person that Xfractint needed a library called "libncurses.so.5". He had a difficult time finding that library file, and I ended up sending it to him. If you get an error message similar to this:

xfractint: error in loading shared libraries:
libncurses.so.5: cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory
 
then I would suggest that you download the file called libncurses5.tar.gz. (See list to the left.) When unzipped and installed, it will install the library file and three links pointing to it.

The original source for Xfractint 20.2.04, along with some older, and any newer versions, are available from the Fractint Development Team Homepage. The source for Xfractint 20.2.04 is also now available here on my Website. (See list to the left.)

DISCLAIMERS:
This isn't guaranteed to work on your computer. Your milage may vary.
No Microsoft products were used in the production of this Website.

CREDITS:
This pre-compiled, binary version of Xfractint 20.2.04 was created by Scott D. Boyd. (sdboyd56 at swbell dot net)
The original Unix/X port was done by Ken Shirriff (shirriff at eng dot sun dot com).
Xfractint was updated to Fractint 20.2.04 by Tim Wegner, Jonathan Osuch, and other contributors.
Fractint is Copyright (C) 1990-2003 by The Stone Soup Group.
Fractint may be freely copied and distributed but may not be sold.
See help within Fractint or Xfractint for much more information.
See the main Fractint website for more information.

This page is © Copyright 1999 - 2007 by Scott D. Boyd and was most recently modified on 4-10-07.

Download Current Version
xfrac20.2.04-bin.tar.gz - 751 KB
xfrac20.2.04-bin.tar.bz2 - 627 KB
xfractint executable only - 298 KB
(with nasm assembler support)

Map files
Xfractint_maps.tar.gz - 100 KB
Xfractint_maps.tar.bz2 - 87 KB

Older versions
xfrac20.1.12-bin.tar.gz - 676 KB
xfrac20.1.12-bin.tar.bz2 - 596 KB
xfrac20.1.11-bin.tar.gz - 677 KB
xfrac20.1.11-bin.tar.bz2 - 597 KB
xfrac20.1.04-bin.tar.gz - 1.25 MB
xfrac20.1.04-bin.tar.bz2 - 1.10 MB
xfractint-3.11.bin.tar.gz - 887 MB

Related files
Xfractint 20.2.04 source - 972 KB
libncurses5.tar.gz - 110 KB