[scribus-dev] Tentative feature freeze for Scribus 1.5svn

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Sat Dec 29 00:06:37 UTC 2012

On 28/12/2012, at 22:30, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> On 12/28/2012 02:17 PM, cedric.gemy at gmail.com wrote:
>> I think we could save more space in Text properties just by changing
>> some UI widgets. Actually, the UI team has made some proposals and we
>> are waiting for the first implementation to go further in the
>> modifications because we agreed that we could not do it in only one
>> release. Our plan is :
>> - have a target
>> - do some changes
>> - listen to users
>> - do some changes keeping the target and user in mind ...
> Sooner or later, I think some things have to be moved out of Properties.
> I could envision an XYZ toolbar where you can always adjust everything
> in that tab for whatever object is selected, while you leave the Text
> tab selected in Properties.
> Style selection could easily be taken out of the Text tab. It's just
> awkward in there. Anything in Text which is a simple selection,
> justification for example, could be in a Text menu item, or maybe in the
> context menu. First line offset, and Optical Margins are all simple
> selections.
> The tabs selection areas could as easily be on the side of the
> Properties palette, and would not take up space inside it.
> I would propose that in addition to incremental changes there can also
> be attempts at wild, dramatic changes, which might inspire incremental
> change.

6 months is actually quite a tight schedule to get what's there nailed down. Adding more will turn it into another year without a 1.5 release. It'd be a LOT better if the plans were actually reduced and an earlier release was made, and then 1.5.1 could be considered.


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