[Scribus] Scribus in the news again

Riku Leino tsoots
Wed Apr 19 18:17:29 CEST 2006

Steven Boothe wrote:
> This whole article was actually a very worthwhile read (mentioning lots
> of stuff about workflow, JDF (xml job definition format), and PDF-X/A,
> etc), but here is the relevant excerpt related specifically to Scribus.


> Also, Scribus is (I think) still using the free version of GhostScript
> for PDF creation, which I certainly wouldn't want to bet the farm on if
> the page is destined for commercial print.

Their major argument against Scribus is just wrong. Scribus doesn't use 
ghostscript for generating PDFs but has it's own built in PDF lib to do this. 
It's always been the number one priority to make sure our PDF lib is 
producing high quality output so that printers shouldn't have issues with 
Scribus generated PDFs. Ghostscript on the other hand is used to generate the 
print preview and in ps/eps importing.

> Scribus is indeed using Ghostscript instead of Postscript.

Errr, where did he get these. Apparently he didn't feel like opening the print 
dialog in Scribus or create a PDF from the app.

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