[Scribus] Scribus Filename version ...

Ashley Gittins scribus
Wed Mar 12 14:15:05 CET 2003

I personally would object to such a change, as the scr extension is also used 
for Sun Raster files, Windows Screensavers, Faxview Faxes, Procomm Plus 
Screen Snapshot Files (procomm is being open-sourced now, so is likely to 
show up in the linux world before long), LocoScript Screen Fonts and various 
scripting applications.

Most corporate email servers are already likely to block any *.scr attachments 
due to scripting vulnerabilities in certain people's email clients, so that 
would work against it as well.

Are you referring to StarCalc the planetarium software, or StarOffice's 
Spreadsheet module? OpenOffice.org now uses the sxc extension for native 
spreadsheets. It is possible that the next StarOffice (if indeed they 
continue releasing new versions) may follow suit. That is pure speculation of 
course ;-)

At any rate, for those of us already using Scribus, modifying the default 
extension is probably not to be considered a "simple change". I don't 
personally feel that this is a substantial enough reason to change the file 
extensions at this point in the game. However, that call of course is Franz' 
to make.

        Ashley Gittins

On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 05:49 pm, Dr. Giovanni A. Orlando wrote:
> Hi,
>     We are offering a full support to Scribus in our FTOSX (not yet
> public).
>     I note that the Scribus filename is: "scd" ... but this is the same
> extension used by the StarCalc.
>     Therefore, I propose that the author update this info to: "scr" as
> filename extension.
>     I am too busy actually working on the installer for FTOSX, I hope
> the Scribus author may update
> this simple change.
> Thanks,
> Giovanni

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