[Scribus] The "Great Breakage" is over ???

Bart Alberti bart
Thu Oct 27 20:52:25 CEST 2005

Andreas Vox wrote:

>mrdocs wrote:
>>We have unfrozen the anoncvs syncs as of last night.
>>Updating from cvs should not be too difficult, but a *lot* of files
>>have changed. Please make sure you run
>>make -f Makefile.cvs
>>*before* running configure.
>>I tested an update from 11 Oct CVS to now and it compiled and ran
>>Enjoy the new speed..
>This might all well be, but for what I'm concerned this was just the 
>ouverture for "The Great Breakage" :-).
>Now that the refactoring of pageitem is done we finally can do all 
>kinds of interesting things to the code, including new pageitems, the 
>new text layout system (aka NLS), the new file format, replacing QDom 
>with SAX, etc.
>As a user you should be prepared to accept that documents don't open in 
>old versions, or look differently in new versions, that menus might  
>move or vanish altogether, palettes change their appearance, that ways 
>how things are done change dramatically in new versions (and might 
>switch back to the old behaviour in the next version), -- you get the 
>picture. Also don't complain if mrdocs is a week behind with the 
>documentation! ;-)
>* if you are using Scribus 1.3.x in a team, stick to one version as 
>long as possible
>* if your work will be reused in the months to come, better stick to 
>* never, ever change the Scribus version in the last 4 weeks before a 
>deadline (unless you do a parallel install of the new version 
>(different user account or backup ~/.scribus!) and use it only on 
>copies of the original document)
>Scribus 1.3.x has been quite stable up to now. Expect some rough waters 
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My sample document with 25 fonts is holding up fine, by the way
I like the traffic light for pre-flight; the old rocket looks uncertain 
of its function
Bart Alberti

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