[Scribus] Quark 7

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Wed May 25 03:47:54 CEST 2005

> I've found some interesting info on the upcoming quark
> 7
> http://www.publish.com/article2/0,1759,1766264,00.asp
> jozsefmak

Fine! At first glance, Quark seems to implement some features scribus 
already has (or will have as soon as 1.4 is out -- I'm waiting with 
baited breath ...).

To be honest, I don't think scribus developers should look at Quark 
anymore as an example. InDesign is state of the art today, and as much 
as I dislike proprietary software, it's great. In my view, scribus 
should be able to offer an alternative to InDesign without simply 
"copying" its features.

Unfortunately, matching InDesign's features and reliability won't be 
enough to compete with Adobe's offerings. GIMP and Inkscape are marching 
at an impressive pace, but when it comes to printing, they are useless 
without scribus and/or Photoshop and Acrobat.

As much as I admire the progress of FOSS, there are still lots of pieces 
to add to a seamless Open Source publishing workflow (think about job 
tickets, software like pitstop etc.)

Back to parent: QuarkXPress is dead in the water. For those who have 
suffered from Quark in the past (a lot of people), this might be final 
justice, but after Adobe buying out Macromedia, the publishing community 
has to deal with a new monopoly.

My apologies for the rant.


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