[Scribus] Usability needs attention -- time for a feature moratorium?

Tornoci Laszlo torlasz
Tue Jan 29 13:04:50 CET 2008

JLuc wrote:
> Hedley Finger a ?crit :
>> The serious point I am trying to make is that perhaps it is time for 
>> a moratorium on feature building for a point release or two while 
>> usability issues are addressed, especially implementing orthogonality 
>> across objects and controls.
>> Are there any other rank newbies who want to tell of their 
>> experiences/opinions?
> I strongly agree.
> There seems to be a tremendous enthousiasm to develop
> very precise high profile features
> while basic usability is ... missing.

I strongly disagree :-)
Seriously, user needs are very different, so every user has a different 
priority of necessary features. I have already produced a book


using scribus 1.2, so I think a have the authority to say, that scribus 
is "basically usable". I am personally ready to work around the bugs in 
scribus, as long as I can do what I want. For me the most important 
feature missing is proper text hyphenation/justification. I strongly 
disagree to a feature freeze that may hinder the development of a stable 
version with good text justification.

					Yours: Laszlo

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