[scribus] Announce Scribus 1.3.7 Released

Edward Gray egray777ge at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 4 02:23:38 CEST 2010

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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).
> Greg
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