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adj. being one more than fourteen [syn: fifteen, 15]


XV or Xv may refer to:

  • 15 (number), in Roman numerals
  • Subaru XV, a compact SUV
  • XV (rapper) (born 1985), rapper from Wichita, Kansas, United States
  • XV (album), a 2008 release by King's X
  • xv (software), a shareware image display and manipulation program for Unix
  • X video extension, an extension to the X Window System
  • Air Vietnam, by IATA code
Xv (software)

xv is a shareware program written by John Bradley to display and modify digital images under the X Window System.

While popular in the early 1990s ("XV is widely considered to be the preeminent image viewer for the X Window System"), no official releases have been made since December 1994. Bradley was unable to negotiate the LZW patent licence necessary for encoding the then-popular GIF format. The patent has now expired, so this legal constraint is no longer relevant.

Until at least 2000, Bradley collected third-party updates to xv, for example, support for the PNG image format. These were published as source code patches only. Additional patches are still created and maintained by volunteers.

xv can be run from either the command line or through a graphical interface. It distinguishes itself from many other bitmap viewing and editing programs with a very efficient interface in which the user edits just the parameters of a fixed pipeline of processing steps, rather than modifying the bitmap directly in each operation. As a result, the user can easily undo operations (such as cropping, color modifications, filtering) out of order, rather than only being able to undo the respective last operation. While this concept limits what xv can do compared to some alternatives, the functionality it provides can be applied very conveniently and efficiently.

With the exception of present Slackware, openSUSE, and Mageia releases, xv is no longer bundled with most Linux distributions.

XV (album)

XV is the twelfth studio album by King's X, released in May 2008. XV is the first King's X album since 1996's Ear Candy to chart on the Billboard Top 200, peaking at #145. This album also charted on the Independent Albums chart (peaking at #12) and Billboard Comprehensive Albums(peaking at #167).

XV (rapper)

Donavan LaMond Johnson (born July 9, 1985) better known by his stage nameXV is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Wichita, Kansas. He first gained major attention after the release of his twelfth mixtapeEverybody's Nobody, for which he received two awards from His name, XV, refers to the age (15) at which he began his musical career. On Monday July 26, 2010, XV announced that he had signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records via his Twitter page.

Usage examples of "xv".

Maliks chest began to grow cold and tight, as it had when Fzoul Chembryl had asked a similar question in the hidden temple of Iyachtu Xvim.

The Mark XVI, XVII, and XVIII had been essentially up-gunned and up-armored Mark XVs.