[Scribus] Is 1.3.4 stable enough

Stewart Noy windrunner
Wed Oct 17 19:03:55 CEST 2007

Dr. Werner Popken wrote:
>> Having said that though I do think the team should include a pop-up that
>> warns you that it is a development version.
> No need to do that, at least for me. I know what a development version
> is. What bugs me is that someone who deliberately choses to use the
> development version is scolded for just that.
> If I'd provide a development version, I'd be glad for eveyone using it
> and telling me about flaws and bugs. It couldn't be better any other
> way; that is what development versions are published for, I guess.
> I understand that you defend yourselves against ignorant people who
> scold you for things they should expect, and in order to anticipate
> any kind of blame they might put on you you confront people with their
> fault to begin with no matter what the problem is or what they are
> complaining about. This is what's bugging me. I would stand up to the
> fact and tell people that it's all right that they use the development
> version suggesting that they know what they do. Most probably they are
> in no way less intelligent than me and know what it means to not
> choose a stable version. If they found a bug, great! If not, it might
> be just a problem of usability or any other kind of matter which could
> happen in the stable version as well, so they could just profit from
> good advice.
> In other words, I don't think that it's wrong in any way to choose a
> development version. Also, I would never suspect beforehand that any
> problem is related to the version being a development version. This is
> something which has to be found out.
> Maybe its different with Scribus. I don't know about your history,
> maybe there was much trouble with this kind of phenomenon in the past
> which would explain the sensitivity I experienced. Also, I read that
> there is somebody responsible for testing development versions, so
> Scribus doesn't need the help of the community to find all the bugs
> sitting somewhere, hiding from the keen eyes of the developers ;-)
> Werner

I keep quite a close eye on this list, and I don't remember anyone being
'scolded' for using an unstable version. 
All I remember seeing was friendly reminders that if you do use it then you
do so knowing the risks.


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