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

Nicholas Vettese nvettese
Wed Jul 26 13:20:09 CEST 2006

I have abandoned a few proprietary titles myself.  The thing that really 
differentiates a product like InDesign and Scribus are...

With InDesign, there is no where to go to really voice your opinion.  There 
are no websites, or mailing list, that will give you the support you get 
here.  If you were to find a developer of InDesign, do you think you would 
be able to tell them what they are doing wrong???  Probably not.

With Scribus, there is a community like no other.  Here, you can interact 
with the developers, and some experts who use this product all the time. 
Until now, I did not know that you shouldn't use Scribus to write a book, 
but to rather bring a book together for layout and printing.

Here, there is an opportunity to learn and grow.  Take advantage of it now.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gregory Pittman" <gpittman at iglou.com>
To: <scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de>
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Scribus] It's what people don't tell you... (WAS: Re: Why do?)

> Allen wrote:
>> 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.
> What you need to know, but seem to be going at this like you're on a
> mission to save Scribus from itself, is that this situation has come up
> many times in the Scribus list, and consistently those who know Scribus
> well will say that trying to write a book in Scribus is, at this time,
> using the wrong tool, and users are discouraged from attempting this.
> There will need to be other developments in the software or perhaps with
> plugins to make this a logical choice.
>> 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.
> And when people are writing a book in Abiword and OpenOffice, there just
> isn't much one needs to say...
> Greg
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