[Scribus] Upward compatibility from 1.3 to 1.4
Sat Apr 8 17:07:48 CEST 2006
>On Saturday 08 April 2006 09:36, Louis Desjardins wrote:
>> Hi Team,
>> I should know the answer but just as a stupid check:
>> Say we use 1.3 series on Windows (average Windows users). Considering
>> that it is stable enough to work (and we cannot use 1.2.x on Windows
>> as a plain regular user), can we assume 1.4 will be able to open
>> those "old" documents in the stable version?
>> So, question really is: can we assume there will be an upward
>> compatibility between 1.3 and 1.4?
>> I am not concerned with backward compatibility because I think this
>> is irrelevant in OSS (users can just update, as simply as that).
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>We take care to make sure new versions can open old docs. There is a special
>fileloader plugin which does just that.
>I have files from 0.5.5 which used QT2 that open in today's bleeding edge
>1.3.4CVS. *Sometimes* The text runs are slightly different, but the files
>are completely usable and editable.
>Moreover, I built Scribus 0.8 to make additional test filess just for that
>So, you can count on opening the files for sure. What will change is the text
>runs with the new text engine as it will be smarter about paragraph shaping
>and line breaks.
>I hope that makes clear what to ensures old files are opened without drama.
Yes Peter! Super clear! Thanks.
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