[Scribus] Scribus ready for production?

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed Aug 23 17:04:08 CEST 2006

> ----- Original Message -----
> Subject: Re: [Scribus] Scribus ready for production?
> From: Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>
> To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
> Date: 23-08-2006 15:51
> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > project such as a magazine?
> >   
> If you go to:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Made_with_Scribus
> you will find quite a list of things done online and in print with 
> Scribus. Also, go back to the main page of the Wiki for other advice/help.
> If there is anything else you need help with, come back to the list and
> Right now, I think the recommendations would be to either use v1.2.5 
> (officially the "stable" version) or v1.3.3.3 (officially "unstable" but 
> quite good and has more features than earlier versions) -- if you're 
> using Windows, you'll have to use the latter.

We have pretty much abandoned 1.2.x in terms of future updates, although we
have not said we will not release a 1.2.6. However we are working all the
time on 1.3.4, and we are backporting fixes and stable changes into We will release and possibly


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