[Scribus] imposition or reader?

Craig Bradney cbradney
Sat Apr 3 23:49:24 CEST 2004

On Sat, 2004-04-03 at 21:22, linuxlingam wrote:
> dear all,
> am just thinking aloud to myself:
> a download of adobeacrobat reader 5.0.8, at a whopping 9mb, is happening
> in the background. so far, all the pdfs created from scribus look
> disappointing when rendered under linux-native utilities such as xpdf,
> kpdf, and several others.

Yes.. use acroread.. the rest suck (until they get better)

> also read on the scribus site that i could even consider running acrobat
> under wine.


> so all this makes me think: wouldn't it be great if rather than
> imposition, the pdf-viewing and rendering issue had its own GPLed
> utility? then scribus could be used as both dtp and as adobe designer
> 9the acrobat forms designer), and the scribusPDFviewer, or whatever you
> call it, the much-needed pdf-display and handling software. no need to
> write it from scratch. just advance the work of the existing pdf
> viewers.
> please, this is just my two bits on this. just a thought that occurred
> to me.

Nice idea.. but lets work on one product. Concentrate.. 

As Peter replied, before Scribus there was nothing that could produce
PDFs like Scribus on Linux.

Lead and they will follow...

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