[Scribus] Torture testing Scribus

Peter Talbot pete
Fri Apr 7 18:00:04 CEST 2006

Meechmunchie wrote:

>>Plus she was frustrated because she really wanted to do a good job ...
>In my eyes that is the point. She wanted to use it. And not thinking 
>about the philosophy of OSS.
>  And hey, if the developers don't want that people "cry" that don't have
>  any interests in OSS and its philosphy, they shouldn't give their work
>  to the public.
Since certain folks seem to be using this as a forum to cut Scribus 
down, let me add my voice to those that have had few to no problems with 
it, and have used Scribus with success where other proprietary software 
tools failed. (Most notably Quark on pre-OS X machines.)

Scribus is a fine, fine and powerful product *as it is right now*, and 
my thanks go to the many dedicated people who have given up their time 
and energy to make it what it is today, and will be tomorrow.

This is *not* an appropriate place to flame the developers over 
frustrations. 99+% of all computer problems, in my experience, come out 
of user error, and poor project planning. A first-time user should 
expect to shed some tears using a program of this scope, (God knows my 
fiance has shed many learning CAD.) and what a little girl cries over 
yesterday she tends to triumph over in time. This list exists to help us 
all save a little frustration by providing a forum to answer questions 
one cannot find nowhere else.

(That's certainly not the only reason it exists, but from my selfish 
user's perspective...)   =)

If I have misunderstood the intent of certain postings, I do apologize.

To the idea that a gift should not cause stress, I say that the best 
gifts often do. One should not be angry with someone who gives them a 
car which eventually needs new tires. That is the nature of cars.

Scribus is a godsend. Thank you.


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