[Scribus] 1.4

Maciej Hanski ma_han2000
Fri Apr 7 16:20:05 CEST 2006

Craig Bradney napisa?(a):
> On Tuesday 04 April 2006 14:10, Nicholas Vettese wrote:
>> I know that I will probably get the answer, "When it is ready."  I was just
>> wondering if there is an ETA.
> No.. When it is ready :)
> 1.3.4 is due in a few months.
> Craig

There is yet another, perhaps more imporant question: When will Scribus
1.3.x be suitable to replace Scribus 1.2.x? When should we start to
encourage  normal, so to say round-of-the-mill users (and not only the
most courageous early adapters like Raphael :) to switch to 1.3.x?

IMHO, the turning point is the implemantation of the new  file format
and DTD, which is now planned for 1.3.4:


We could assure users, once this aim has been achieved, that their
Scribus documents will stay as they are, whatever direction the future
development of Scribus might take.

The 1.3.x stability shouldn't be an issue -- the difference in stability
to 1.2.x is not so big that it would outweigh the benenfits of such a

Speaking of 1.3.x benefits: there are so many that it makes me wonder if
the Scribus team couldn't reconsider the current roadmap and divide it
into _two_ stable stages? Which means: a stable 1.4 release right after
1.3.4? Sometime in the autumn, perhaps? Just in time to make it into the
next releases of the major distros?

You've achieved so much in the almost two years of the 1.3.x development
(only to mention the long awaited native ports for win32 and MacOsX)
that the 1.4 name is fully deserved. And I think, it's about time to
share your achievements with broader public:)

What do others think about it?



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