[scribus] A personal milestone

Alison Saylor alison.saylor at gmail.com
Sun May 10 04:09:43 CEST 2009


On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 6:49 PM, John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:
> This afternoon I finished my first book on linguistics. Except for
> proofreading, it is ready for press. It will be printed by Linguistics
> Publishing, Inc. (which I own) to be ready for fall university
> bookstore orders.
> The writing and a lot of the layout was done in OpenOffice.org 3.0.x.
> Final layout was done in Scribus 1.3.5svn, with major assistance from
> Inkscape. The operating system was Ubuntu Intrepid and Jaunty, x86_64.
> Not one penny of cash money was paid for any of the software used in
> the project. Rather, payment was made by participating in e-lists,
> wikis, bug reporting, and other resources to assist others in using the
> software.
> I am especially indebted to the members of this list and the Scribus
> community who listened to me with patience and offered advice and
> assistance as I learned Scribus and completed the project.
> I should also add that 1.3.5 (April 19) still has a few annoying bugs,
> but I was able to complete a 200 page book with it without major
> problems. It is going to be an awesome release.
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