[Scribus] Upward compatibility from 1.3 to 1.4
Sun Apr 9 03:56:22 CEST 2006
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>On Saturday 08 April 2006 17:07, Louis Desjardins wrote:
>> >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).
>> >> Thanks!
>> >> Louis
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>> >Hi Louis,
>> >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.
>To be perhaps even clearer, Andreas plans to split the existing text rendering
>out so existing docs can be loaded AND rendered how they are right now in
>1.3.4cvs. There would then be a simple "reflow with new text engine" option
>on a per frame or per document basis. Thats kind of the existing idea. We may
>not achieve it, and it certainly wont be available immediately but if we can
>get it to work users should have the best of both worlds.
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