[Scribus] RE: Scribus and Imposition

Craig Bradney cbradney
Thu Apr 1 01:40:36 CEST 2004

On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 01:26, Alastair Robinson wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thursday 01 April 2004 12:15 am, linuxlingam wrote:
> > so, we do need to do careful research and understand the domain expertly
> > to create an imposition tool.there are quite a lot of issues to deal
> > with, when it comes to imposition.
> Indeed.  An enumeration of what these issue are would be a very useful start!
> As I suggested, though, we don't have to create an all-singing, all-dancing 
> solution immediately - as long as we understand what will be needed 
> ultimately, it can be borne in mind while we work on the simpler 
> capabilities, and build on those to create a more complete solution.

Thats my thoughts too.. document the require features, even if they seem
impossible at this point. Cover all bases.

You then need to look at whats possible in the near future with the
existing Scribus code. There are significant changes planned for various
areas after 1.2 is released (new doc format, character based styles etc)
and it would be silly to rush into coding.

It would also, in many ways, be good if some more people (who can code)
submitted patches to solve some of the current bugs and features
requested on the bug tracker now, rather than advancing down the track
of a massive new plugin. Right now though, its more a matter of
stabilisation. We dont want to introduce major new features that will
compromise stability. 1.2 will be a polished, stable program to replace
all the old 1.0 installations out there.

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