[Scribus] Interesting article

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Sat Feb 5 16:16:10 CET 2005

Graham Monk wrote:

>Would the developers like to comment? maybe someone like IBM or Novell or 
>RedHat or maybe all 3 would sponsor a meeting for the key developers to meet 
>up for a couple of weeks somewhere nice and have a mass hack session?
Peter, as you note, made some very direct rebuttals to this article in 
the comment space.

It seems that a lot of the criticism of Scribus tends to come from two 
different groups, the Impatient and the Proscibers:

The Impatient ones seem to be a product of our internet and multimedia 
age, the rise in attention-deficit disorder, and perhaps high-energy 
caffeinated drinks. They want everything, if not now, then yesterday. 
They have no perspective, probably because they never retain interest in 
one thing long enough to develop it. I'm always fascinated at those who 
fill web pages with evaluations of software after using it for the first 
time over a weekend, and have no interest in using the software on a 
daily basis. Like evaluating an automobile when you don't even have a 
drivers' license. Scribus has actually evolved very rapidly; any more 
rapidly and the changes would likely be too disruptive to keep people 
interested. In particular, the development process has really matured.

The Proscribers say, "Why can't the interface be more like ______?" 
(fill in the blank) The short, snappy answer is, "Well if you want to 
make your own piece of software, you can make the interface any way you 
like." The reality with Scribus is more like, "Well, rather than just 
complain, why don't you make your case for why you think something 
should change and we'll consider it. Just don't take it personal if we 
don't agree."


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