[Scribus] It's what people don't tell you... (WAS: Re: Why do?)
Tue Jul 25 23:25:22 CEST 2006
Of course, you don't write a book in Scribus! That's not what it's
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.
>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.
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