[Scribus] Scribus on Windows XP

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Sun Apr 9 23:26:31 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.

Absolutely. Freedom is what this is all about. Sharing. This also 
mean looking at things with generosity and openness. There we are. 
Christoph is right: let's look at this the way around. For all those 
people that are not aware of OSS, it's like going towards them and 
saying hey! look at Scribus. Isn't Firefox running on Windows and 

New ideas, new ways of looking at things. Open Source mean opening 
doors, not closing them! :)



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