[Scribus] Easy way to convert Publisher files using the MHT format

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Sun Feb 3 17:45:08 CET 2008

Maciej Hanski wrote:
> I am fully aware of the major obstacles: the current file format being a
> moving target, the new file format obviously far away from being stable,
> without any visible progress: http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=111
> On the other hand, there would not be much need for XSL transformations
> to the new file format until the 1.4 branch gets stable, and we are
> probably talking of two years or so, judging by the roadmap and the
> current progress.  In  the meantime, and probably some time after that,
> 1.3.3.* branch will be _the_ Scribus version meant for production, and
> there seems to exist real demand among Scribus users for such imports
> right now.
> So, it would make some sense to me, if an ambitious programmer started
> to do some preliminary work on such XSL stylesheets.

I would agree with Maciej here -- there is value now of beginning a 
"proof of concept" project, perhaps limited (for example) to text and 
image frames, that would show an initial approach which could then be 
critiqued and tested by many users.


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