[Scribus] It's what people don't tell you... (WAS: Re: Why do?)

Pierre-Luc Auclair p.lucauclair
Tue Jul 25 23:25:22 CEST 2006

Of course, you don't write a book in Scribus! That's not what it's 
designed for.

As long as people will try to do with a layout software what they should 
do with a text editor, they will never be happy.


Allen wrote:

>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 
>and OpenOffice.
>How many others have done the same? Inquiring minds would like to know.

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