[Scribus] Windows Port
Mon Nov 17 07:11:53 CET 2003
Jason Crowtz wrote:
> Hello all,
> It is very much in the interest of the Scribus community to release a
> version for Windows. Here's why:
Rarely do I post to this list. However, I use Scribus *everyday* and
further, I read all the posts to this list. Here are my two cents
regarding this subject:
********I do not support a port of Scribus to Windows.***********
As support for this position, I offer the GIMP port to windows as an
example. The GIMP port to windows did not bring windows users to Linux.
In fact, the port of GIMP to Windows was such a success (Even though it
crashes a lot, this is acceptable and expected by windows users. They
think everything is fantastic...) that users of windows who want to use
GIMP now have no reason to use or try to use Linux (At least in thier
own minds). Therefore, GIMP as an enticement to try linux is dead. The
funeral has come and gone.
This has been the history of all software that was written for linux and
then ported to Windows. I can name five more Linux products, but why
should I? Everyone on this list who has been involved in the linux
community for the last five years can name at least five of these
themselves. Condsidering these facts, a port of Scribus to windows would
be one less reason to try Linux...
A port to windows reduces the amount of energy and time that the
developers put into the Linux version: There are only so many hours in a
day... Why waste those hours porting Scribus to an unstable,
technologically inferior, code bloated pig of an OS?
I could continue and give 10 really good reasons as to why a Port of
Scirbus to windows is a bad thing (And support the position with hard
facts). But, I hate to bore people... So, in the interests of keeping
it short: IMHO, a port of scribus to windows is nothing short of a shot
in the arm for MS.
Alpharetta, Georgia USA
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