[Scribus] Again: Tutorial

MaHan ma_han2000
Wed Jul 26 15:55:51 CEST 2006

--- Louis Desjardins <louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com>
> Could it be possible to keep track of the changes
> (just by the paragraph 
> headings would be fine) so I could rapidly maintain
> the French 
> translation of the tutorial. I did the translation
> of the 1st version, 
> back in 2004 and would like to keep it up-to-date.

Is it already possible to keep track of the changes by
clicking on the "History" tab, selecting article
versions and displaying their modifications -- the
Wiki engine does the whole work for us:)


>... but imho there is
> sure
> > one thing you could start doing right now: you
> could
> > try to recreate the sample file (FreedomYug) in
> > Scribus 1.3.* and replace it's content with other
> > texts and pictures, while preserving its layout.
> > I personally would prefer   Scribus community
> related
> > content, but there might be some better
> suggestions
> > from the list. Greg, Christoph?
> But, Maciej, wouldn't it better to keep this
> "Freedom Yug" document in 
> the state it was done and add to it instead? The
> text is all about Open 
> Source and the situation that prevails in small
> villages in India if I 
> remember well. I found that text to be interesting,
> informative and with 
> a touch of exotism for a North American, plus, it
> was inspiring ? there 
> is a lot of people out there that are not aware
> (still) of FOSS! Can I 
> say these 8 pages (or so) weren't the "tutorial" in
> itself but a 
> effective way to demonstrate the capabilities of
> Scribus with the help 
> of the tutorial? So, yes, the structure of it has to
> do with the 
> tutorial, but the content is Nyam's personnal touch.
> If anything, I 
> would keep it as it is and add new pages to show new
> features if needed. 
> The tutorial itself (the OO.o file) can (needs) of
> course be edited 
> thoroughly. Maybe you will have better ideas! I can
> still be convinced. 
> It's only my personnal view on this. :)

Louis, please don't get me wrong -- I _love_ this
touch of exotism, the story and the included pictures.
The only reason why I'm asking for the new content is
quite simple: the target audience of the tutorial. I
would like to encourage more people to use this
tutorial. But some teachers may restrain from using it
in their classes, because they could be afraid of
being suited by angry parents, fired by their
schoolmasters, etc. Other people may restrain from
using it because of their cultural background or
religion -- in fact, I know of some priests and
seminary students using Scribus. All those countless
parish centers, non-profit organisations, schools
should be able to use those materials. That's while
I'm asking for the more neutral content. And the
growth of the Scribus project from one man show to 8
developers, twenty some translators, countless
contributors, bug trackers, wiki authors could make a
_great_ FOSS story too. Convinced?


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