[scribus] Scribus 1.3.7 Released spell check support under windows.

Randolph Bentson bentson at holmsjoen.com
Tue Jun 15 22:36:53 CEST 2010

`n Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 12:32:50PM -0700, Nick Vettese wrote:
> How is using multiple programs more efficient than using one?  I am both a Windows and a Linux user, so you downward tone towards Windows users kind of irks me, as I have been a user/administrator of both types of systems for many years, so I am no Johnny come lately.  

The problem is you're in the middle of a culture clash.

"A Quarter Century of Unix" quotes Doug McIlroy "This is
the Unix philosophy: Write programs that do one thing and do
it well.  Write programs to work together. Write programs to
handle text streams, because that is a universal interface."
Asking for an embedded spell checker in Scribus violates this
philosophy. Preparing the text content using the best available
tool (I won't get into vi vs emacs), including checking the
spelling BEFORE invoking Scribus follows this philosophy.

What makes this multiple program model more efficient is that
you can more easily modify the work-flow to meet your special
needs if it's not entirely within a single comprehensive

Eric Raymond's "The Art of Unix Programming", available at
http://www.faqs.org/docs/artu/index.html, provides much
more detail.

Randolph Bentson
bentson at holmsjoen.com

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