[Scribus] Is version ready for production?

Martin Tlustos martin_tlustos
Tue Oct 3 17:43:22 CEST 2006

My suggestion: stay with Indesign for the moment and try Scribus at a later 
point.. This will save you a lot of nerves... 

Roberto schrieb:
> Hi,
> I'm about to start a single-columned 176-page book project as a
> free-lance job for a publishing house and I'm considering using Scribus
> instead of Indesign CS2 for the task. This would be my first time so I'm
> a little afraid.
> I know you guys are working hard to make Scribus a first-class app and
> you deserve compliments for what's been done so far.
> However, following the mailing list for quite some time, I know not
> everything is ready or working as it should. For instance, I've seen
> many people complain about slowness when dealing with much text, sudden
> crashes, data loss and unexpected results from pdfs created.
> I know most of these errors happen in the development versions. But the
> stable branch (1.2.x) misses so many features now that it just doesn't
> seem worth using anymore. And it's also affected by slowness with much
> text, as reported by some users.
> I know the development branch has been forked to allow a more "stable"
> development version, which now is
> So here is my doubt.
> Just how stable is this version for a project like this?
> I'm so willing to switch from commercial to open source software.
> What do you people suggest? Is it the time to migrate?
> I don't have much time to lay out the book, around 3 days. So there's
> not much time for surprises and I can't disappoint my client.
> Thank you for your attention.
> Roberto.

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