[Scribus] file format 1.3.3.x and 1.3.4

E Armstrong eddie_armstrong
Thu Nov 30 10:21:30 CET 2006

Gregory Pittman wrote:
> I just noticed recently that 1.3.3.x versions cannot import 1.3.4cvs 
I don't understand why this is an issue. People do not generally expect 
older versions of a program to be able to read newer versions' documents.
We are always advised to use a stable older version for production.
Why would we want the developers wasting precious development time 
trying to incorporate such an esoteric feature?  Just don't create 
valuable stuff in a newer version until it has been proved stable unless 
you're prepared to take the risk or to move components manually .

As for comparing it to Microsoft - there/* is*/ no comparison. MS files 
are hidden proprietary formats no one can access or repair which could 
conceal anything. Also Scribus is only version 1.3.x -  MS Word for 
example is at least version 9 or 10 (more like 100 if you include 
countless bug-fixes). And if Scribus ever stopped supporting old Scribus 
formats then they're still accessible as XML!
Presumably  Scribus will occasionally need to change it's format to 
incorporate new ideas and features which  could not have been 
incorporated right from the start.but I really can't see why an older 
version should be able to read a newer versions files.

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