[Scribus] It's what people don't tell you... (WAS: Re: Why do?)
Tue Jul 25 22:08:40 CEST 2006
I'm sure you get many compliments. I have not doubt whatsoever,
however.... Well, it's like this, most people won't tell you there is a
problem, they'll just go away. I personally know 3 people who tried to
use Scribus and dumped it. I thought it was just because they were Linux
kernel coders, SMTP experts, and C++ programmers that there heads were
not screwed on the right way to understand a frames based DTP program.
When my friend Bob, the kernel level coder, talked about a book he and a
team or programmers were doing about Linux appliances, he mentioned the
difficulties he'd had doing it in Scribus. I commiserated with him and
decided to try it to see if it was truly as bad/difficult to understand
as he said, which is why I'm here.
I know for a fact he and his partners never wrote any notes to the
Scribus team about their problems, they just moved on and tried DocBook,
which they abandoned shortly before settling on a combination of AbiWord
How many others have done the same? Inquiring minds would like to know.
Craig Bradney wrote:
>> I guess what I'm trying to point out is that BandiPat's issues are
>> real for someone (like me) new to scribus and that - for us - the
>> online docs and wiki won't always help.
> They are real, but for other complete beginners, and I must say that that
> number is countless, Scribus is very easy to use. I've had so many people
> tell me how easy it is to pick up..
> Perhaps what might come of this discussion is a way to reconcile the
> differences between those complete beginners that do get and those that
> This, as the general open source software paradigms go, will require some work
> by those interested. Those that are not interested will simply have to wait
> until someone else has some time.
> Let me say this very clearly, the Scribus team is open to any reasonable
> suggestion (given the boundaries of time, technology and our internal plans).
> We welcome discussions such as this but there are only so many hours in the
> day, luckily we are helped by many translators, wiki maintainers, general
> contributors. Please, feel more than welcome to make suggestions, in a
> clearly thought out way. Perhaps you would write up a doc and send it to us,
> write a wiki article, perhaps and with some diagrams. This isn't required for
> all requests, but it seems there are many thoughts involved with this
> particular discussion and those that have the ideas should get them down in a
> communicable fashion.
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