[scribus] Wish list, text properties

Steve Herrick estebandido at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 19:03:48 CET 2010

I hope my post wasn't taken as unkind. It was just a feature request. I
can't code, but I can mock up interface designs, if that would help. I did
some of that in the early days of Scribus.


On Nov 12, 2010 11:46 AM, "Gregory Pittman" <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> wrote:

On 11/12/2010 10:19 AM, Steve Herrick wrote:
> Stupid phone. I was trying to say, any given tool o...
This, I think, is the next layer of the GUI that we should begin to

Just as an exercise in some kind of reality-check, I would say that there
needs to be a kinder approach to requests/demands/attacks about such things
from free, open-source software projects.

I work in a hospital where, as far as I know, 6-figure contracts go out for
the software that we rely on for patient information. There is no mailing
list, no contact person, no way of giving useful feedback to the software
engineers who make and develop this software. At most, I have various
hospital administrators that I can communicate with who function as
complaint sponges, so that you can rest assured that any feedback you give
them will be firmly encapsulated and never released in any useful direction.

In contrast to something like Scribus, there is really a short list of
things I want to do when interacting with this software:

- find a list of my patients in the hospital
- look up information about these patients
- look up something on someone who was in the hospital, but has been sent
home or somewhere else

In spite of this, one must manually work ones way through the GUI, with no
way of customizing its operation for your particular use.

And so I end my rant, or anti-rant, for those who somehow feel entitled to
software that they can freely download and then demand that it conform to
their personal expectations.


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