[Scribus] Scribus on Windows XP

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Sun Apr 9 22:58:21 CEST 2006

Am Sonntag, 9. April 2006 22:36 schrieb Christopher Anthony:
> I very much disagree and am dissapointed in your decisions to port Scribus
> to the Windows platform.  Windows has plent of desktop publishing
> applications and Scribus, while great should first and foremost be a Linux
> application.  If we continue to port Open Source software to the Windows
> platform then we are cutting Linux's throat as no one will then want to use
> Linux.  I am requesting that you cease and desist in continuing your port
> of Scribus to the Windows platform.  Do a Solaris port, do a BeOS port, do
> an IRIX port, but dont continue Windows.

This a topic that has been discussed and will be discussed in various forums 
ad infinitum, so we don't need to start it again here.

Porting Scribus to Windows was a decision of the developers and a good one 
too. Having Scribus available for Win32 means more users and more feedback 
which is priceless. Plus, another member, Jean Ghali, has joined the team, 
and although I'm no developer, my impression is that he does a fantastic job. 
He contributes lots of patches which benefit the whole project.

Projects like Scribus need much input from people working in professional 
environments, and there, most of the software runs on MacOS or, to a smaller 
degree, Windows. Those professionals won't install Linux just to spend a lot 
of time with testing. It's the other way around: Once they recognise there 
are real alternatives available in the world of free software, they may 
change to Linux in the future. And even if they don't: software should 
benefit the users, not ideologies.



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