[Scribus] Is version ready for production?

Craig Ringer craig
Wed Oct 4 03:14:06 CEST 2006

Gustavo Homem wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 October 2006 15:38, Nicholas Vettese wrote:
>> How different will be from  Am I believe this will be the
>> precursor to the next version of the application?
> All 1.3.3.x releases are mostly bug fix releases on the stable series.
> The "next generation" where the big changes will happen is 1.3.x not 1.3.3.x.

The reason for the weird version numbering is that 1.3.x is the 
development series. We branched at 1.3.3 to stabilize the development 
series for general use, since it was cleaner and more stable than 1.2.x 
with a _LOT_ of fixes to quite fundamental issues. 1.4 was/is taking 
longer than I think anybody expected (time is limited, lots of work to 
do, etc) so 1.3.3 is an interim step.

At least, that's how I see things.

As for "ready for production" I think that depends on your needs, 
deadlines, etc. It is far from impossible that you will run into 
problems with 1.3.3.x that may take time and work to resolve. I'd try 
Scribus out, but not commit to it for a production run until you KNOW it 
does what you need and doesn't have any problems that'll impair your 
work. If you can't afford the time to try Scribus while doing your 
normal production run, you probably can't afford the risk of jumping 
ship either.

Craig Ringer

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