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Last Build Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 16:05:49 -0000


XChords 0.3.2

Thu, 26 Oct 2006 16:05:49 -0000

Several bug fixes. Now it should be working on Linux, I tested it on Suse.

XChords 0.3.1 - open state

Tue, 19 Sep 2006 20:05:00 -0000

This release adds possibility to specify 'open' state of string. This option will draw small empty circle above the guitar neck.

XChords 0.3 as Xmas gift

Mon, 26 Dec 2005 16:47:31 -0000

New version of XSLT utility. Creates chord images for further usage anywhere.
Major changes:
-XSD with namespaces
-enhanced name/id manipulation - to allow linkage with XSong project
-startup scripts now written as ant build file
-> easier configuration and usage
-some more documentation
-online demo application (servlet) included
and more...

Try and give me feedback.

Online demo app

Wed, 28 Sep 2005 14:43:09 -0000

I've created online demo application at It creates direct SVG images from XML input. Test it, please. It's easy to use. It's 0.3 version preview.

Project homepage update

Wed, 28 Sep 2005 14:39:04 -0000

Site was updated with newest info, more texts, samples edited, linkage to XSong project.

XChords 0.2 now available!

Tue, 20 Apr 2004 20:39:40 -0000

New improved version of XChords was released.
-core rewrite - different drawing styles could be used
-more output formats - JPEG/PNG/TIFF images included in HTML page, PDF document with SVG images
-more startup scripts for easier usage
-more documentation
-all known bugs from 0.1 fixed

XChords 0.2 is closer...

Sat, 20 Dec 2003 22:21:37 -0000

I will release new version of XChords in few days. (Xmas gift)

Interesting new features:
-PDF creation from your chords database (you can print it)
-core rewrite (separated to preprocessing phase and drawing phase)
-after preprocessing is created intermediate XChordsDraw XML file, which can be easily transformed to SVG output. You can write your own XSLT and put it in the chain.
-size of the guitar neck (and all other fixed things) is no longer fixed. Everything is calculated dynamically, so the output SVG is always good.
-bugs from 0.1 fixed


XChords 0.1 released

Sun, 13 Jul 2003 18:51:19 -0000

This is the initial release of XChords.

it can
- convert .xml chord database into .svg graphics. One picture for one chord.
- convert .xml chord database into plain text info. (C:032010)

- XChords DTD 0.1
- basic.xml chord database
- documentation - some tutorial
- already generated output in out directory