[Scribus] LWN.net about Scribus

Peter Linnell scribusdocs
Fri Jul 18 01:59:53 CEST 2003

On Thu, 2003-07-17 at 18:54, Paraplegic Racehorse wrote:
> Hi! My first post to the list.
> On Thu, 2003-07-17 at 12:47, Robert Kaiser wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > LWN.net has an article about Scibus at http://lwn.net/Articles/40000/ - 
> > the interesting thing there is the comments which discuss if Scribus is 
> > the first DTP app for Linux or not, as some consider LaTeX to generate 
> > "press-ready" results as well and might be capable of DTP as well...
> After reading those comments, it might serve the Scribus project better
> to refrain from the claim of being the first Linux DTP app. Just replace
> DTP with 'page layout.' Apparently, there are far too many nitpicky
> geeks out there. That's one of the biggest problems with us, really. :)
> We tend to get overly excited about how someone uses one single word in
> their ad-copy and miss the forest for the tree.

Though I 'll personally disagree with the premise that LaTex is a DTP
program in the sense I understand, I will rephrase that a bit in the

I have no disrespect for the folks who created and use it. I think of it
as a typesetting application, like a Linotronic..But, some do miss the
forest forest for the trees.


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