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

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Tue Jan 29 20:11:56 CET 2008

Am Dienstag, 29. Januar 2008 19:48:44 schrieb jwminer at accessvt.com:
> Laszlo wrote:
> > Seriously, user needs are very different, so every user has a
> > different
> > priority of necessary features. I have already produced a book
> >
> > http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Success_stories#172_page_ECG_workbook_f
> >or_medical_students
> >
> > 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.
> Yes, yes yes! The lack of good hyphenation/justification makes it
> impossible for me to use Scribus for most of my text-heavy projects.
> I can learn user-interface quirks. I can't do anything about an
> essential feature that's missing except wait for it to be
> implemented.

The feature is already implemented in 1.3.4, but this is no stable version. 
1.3.5 will come with hundreds of bugfixes, and it will be (hopefully) much 
more stable than 1.3.4, but there has a lot to be done until a new stable 
version with all the goodness can be released.

All of you can help to speed things up by downloading and testing 1.3.5svn on 
a regular basis, and by reporting bugs.



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