[Scribus] Usability needs attention -- time for a feature moratorium?
Tue Jan 29 20:18:46 CET 2008
On Tue, 29 Jan 2008 20:11:56 +0100
Christoph Sch?fer <christoph-schaefer at gmx.de> wrote:
> 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.
Is there a Gentoo ebuild for 1.3.5svn yet? I'd just try to alter the
scribus-1.3.4-r1.ebuild, but it looks for the source as a tar.gz.
My first thought was that there should be a daily 1.3.5svn snapshot
available at sourceforge to work with. Is that a big problem to make
Discussing this is NOT really within my comfort zone, but I'd like to
help. If I need to make my own tarball, what's the bash script I'd
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