[scribus] Fulfill current manual first

Steven Dayton daytonmeister at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 03:27:21 CEST 2009

I have to ask this. I'm fairly new to the world of open source (and I like
it) so I'm not very familiar how release work. I haven't done much with
1.3.5 because it is or has not been listed as the stable release. How soon
will a stable release of 1.3.5 be available. Maybe that is hard to say. Just
wondering. If I go to the download locations am I going to be able to tell
which is the latest version with any fixes that I can try out. I just want
to learn how to tell what I am looking at. I really like this app and
appreciate all the work that has gone into producing it. I need to start
playing around with 1.3.5 more.

Steven Dayton

-----Original Message-----
From: scribus-bounces at lists.scribus.net
[mailto:scribus-bounces at lists.scribus.net] On Behalf Of John Beardmore
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 7:10 PM
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Subject: Re: [scribus] Fulfill current manual first

Hedley Finger wrote:
> Craig:

>> There will be a completely new version of the manual for 1.3.5+. 1.3.5 
>> is too different in too many ways. Work has begun. 
> I pre-ordered the manual (was it really last November or December?) to 
> take advantage of the special offer.  I *would* like to receive it here 
> in Australia before the second edition is released.  (Thinks: perhaps I 
> should ask for the 2nd edn to be sent instead?)     8^)

To be fair, Craig only said that work had begun. I doubt the task can be 
completed until some while after 1.3.5+ is released as stable, and maybe 
then some.

You can hardly expect the authors of the new manual, or indeed the 
developers of the software, to down tools because of printing and 
distribution problems that are out of their control. That really would 
be the 'tail wagging the dog'.

Frustrating though these problems are, it is surely more important to 
ALL users, to see the swiftest release of 1.3.5+ and its documentation, 
than to have everything in the right order.

In short, in the worst case, the prompt release of a stable and 
documented 1.3.5+ is FAR more important than getting a few $s worth of book.

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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