[scribus] Announce Scribus 1.3.7 Released
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> Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 01:20:59 +0200
> From: gregp_ky at yahoo.com
> To: scribus at lists.scribus.net
> Subject: Re: [scribus] Announce Scribus 1.3.7 Released
> On 06/03/2010 10:43 PM, mrdocs wrote:
> > On 6/3/10 10:23 PM, mrdocs wrote:
> > The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.3.7.
> > This new release brings us closer to version the next stable release 1.4.
> > During this development period the team focused on stabilty and correctness.
> > Almost 50 bugs have been resolved since the release of 1.3.6. In addition,
> > Scribus 1.3.7 provides some minor enhancements:
> > * New Scripter functions
> > * Usability improvements
> > * Translation updates
> > * Updates to the documentation
> > * PDF bookmark export fixes
> > * Text layout fixes
> Some commentary about the documentation:
> Christoph and I will soon be starting work on the next edition of the
> Official Manual, which will anticipate the future stable 1.4 version.
> There is much to edit, much to add, and as many already know, we will
> without a doubt be taking steps to avoid the many problems incurred with
> our previous publisher.
> In the short term, I have begun some "translation" of the Working
> with... series to a form more suitable to the online docs. I think you
> will find it better than on the wiki, and it also contains some new
> developments since the 1.3.3.x series.
> In the coming weeks/months, I hope to take the Scripter documentation in
> a new direction, with a bit more of a tutorial/practical use approach.
> a.l.e and pygmee did a workshop at LGM 2010, and it was quite obvious to
> me that beginners really struggle to get much useful information from
> the various beginner scripts on the wiki, and I think we all know that
> the basic listing of commands might make some sense to an accountant
> trying to categorize the various commands with mathematical precision,
> yet fails to approach the practical task of making a script do some
> useful function. I don't anticipate that this new Scripter approach will
> become a part of the new manual version.
> I also hope to be able to use the new Scripter approach as a basis for a
> workshop for LGM 2011 (as long as a.l.e and pygmee don't feel I'm
> stepping on their toes).
> One of my personal biases, and something I think that can really set
> Scribus apart from many other FOSS projects, is that we should be
> looking at documentation as something that should be marching in step
> with the developers, so that we begin to think that underneath the major
> heading of Development we really have Program Development and
> Documentation Development.
> I come to Scribus as a neurologist, but I would also point out that my
> interests go far beyond neurology, computers, and Scribus in particular.
> I also have interests in various new concepts in the business world, and
> I suspect am one of the few neurologists, and probably the only LGM
> participant who subscribes to the Harvard Business Review. The reason I
> mention this is that there is the concept in the business world of
> "value added", that as you provide some product or service which someone
> might obtain by other means (and Scribus is both a product and a
> service), you need to show in as many ways as possible why someone
> should choose Scribus over its alternatives. Another concept is that it
> is unwise to compete on price alone, thus the fact that Scribus is free
> only goes so far.
> What these concepts help you do is to not ever strive for "good enough".
> They also help you prioritize the choices about where to go next,
> searching out the most important barriers to Scribus adoption, creating
> an experience for the user which surpasses their expectations (called
> the "wow factor" in some circles).
> It may be a surprise, but it turns out that one of the roles I perceive
> for myself as a physician is that of cheerleader, cheering my patients
> on as they follow some new direction of taking care of themselves, do
> some hard work working with therapists to regain function, cheering on
> the nurses and therapists I work alongside as they deal with difficult
> problems and persevere for the sake of the patients they help.
> Likewise, I want to cheer on everyone who sincerely cares about this
> project, from developers down to the users for their efforts to make
> Scribus all it can be (and beyond).
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