[Scribus] Interesting article
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
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