[scribus] fontmatrix makes firefox go gah gah

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Tue Oct 20 13:56:38 CEST 2009


> No snobbery at all. 80% of Scribus issues that can't be resolved are related 
> to Ubuntu, and the reason is that Canonical is heavily modifying the Qt 
> libraries used by Scribus.

it's a pity that at the same time 80% of the scribus users are using 
ubuntu (the ones using windows have been excluded from the statistics)...

on the one side, i fully agree that it's not the job of the scribus team 
to solve the qt issues in ubuntu (or even to find workarounds for them).

but -- at the same time -- this constant ubuntu bashing imho harms the  
scribus own reputation (don't you wonder what all the ubuntu users think 
of those mails?) and generally the reputation of free software (what 
will somebody doing her first steps with free software think about such 
cheap "kindergarden" fights?).

so: can we stop it?

i think that suggesting the use of *SUSE or simply pointing to the fact 
that the problems may be related to some ubuntu changes to QT should be 

getting a ubuntu hacker (or better the ubuntu qt packagers) to talk with 
the scribus and fontmatrix teams would be even better!


p.s.: """
12:18 <@mrscribe> revision 14198 by fschmid in trunk on 2009-10-20 at 
07:37:23 - Added a hack to make our
                  file previews working again on patched versions of Qt 
(OpenSuse does this for example)

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