[Scribus] Scribus ready for production?
Wed Aug 23 14:58:51 CEST 2006
On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 02:33:43PM +0200, Seb wrote:
> Hi all,
> I work for a publishing company, where we use routinely use InDesign for
> covers, posters, flyers and so on, even though most of our computers run
> Linux (Debian flavor). In the coming months we will create a paper
> magazine whose pages will all need to be typeset with an InDesign-like
> software (we often use LaTeX for our books). At this point, we're willing
> to give a go to Scribus since it can use CMYK colors and so on.
> According to the website and features lists, Scribus seems ready to be
> deployed for production. Yet, being an open source developer myself I know
> that sometimes more work should be done here and there, that a feature
> mostly works or that a large piece of code can need rewriting to be work
> well with other recent changes. Only insiders can have this kind of
> knowledge, and that's why I'm asking for your help.
> Would you consider Scribus to be ready for the creation of a full-featured
> project such as a magazine?
I think 220.127.116.11 is worth a try, since many important issues were fixed.
> Are there caveats that we should know about? Things that might break?
> Other things that have not yet been fully tested?
- story editor should be used most of the time instead of directly the text frame
- pictures crossing facing pages have to be duplicated because there is no auto margin skipping
(place, copy, paste, displace the pasted picture by 2xmargins, group)
Please see this issue list:
The ones in grey are solved with 18.104.22.168 which seems pretty good IMO.
I'm pointing you to this list because some of the features may not be on the docs yet.
> Do you know of subscribers-paid magazines that are entirely done with
> Scribus? Other success stories?
I am working on such pilot project.
> We will commit a lot of time and money to this project, so I'd be very
> grateful if you could answer in the sincerest possible way. If you think
> it'd be better to wait a few months for an upcoming release, that's the
> kind of info I'm also interested in.
I think you definitly should go for a test-drive of 22.214.171.124, and please read carefully the issue list
For any other issues that you find, you'll probably get useful comments from the list.
> Thanks a lot for your help.
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