[Scribus] Too many versions at once?
Mon Dec 31 00:33:01 CET 2007
The other day I noticed someone's inquiry about Scribus 126.96.36.199 ... I
hadn't been aware of it before. So now we have at least *four* 'latest'
versions of Scribus running around: 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 1.3.4, and 1.3.5.
Is this one reason so much time elapses between releases? To me it seems
really counter-productive to have so many versions available. It's too
much work for the developers, and confusing for users. True, it is
clearly stated at scribus.net that 220.127.116.11 is the latest stable release.
But it is also clear that it is a bit old (compared to other open source
projects that are young, actively maintained, and have multiple
developers). People want something new, and when they join the mailing
lists they see that there are newer versions available, so they install
them and run into trouble, thus more work for everyone ...
My suggestion would be:
1) Eliminate 1.3.4. Just pull the download packages, and post a message
saying that 1.3.4 is no longer developed or supported.
2) Get 18.104.22.168 ready for release, and make it the new stable version as
soon as possible.
3) Concentrate further efforts on 1.3.5.
Maybe there are issues that I am unaware of, but who has time to work on
four different versions of Scribus?
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