[scribus] Wish list, text properties

Steven Dayton daytonmeister at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 23:24:36 CET 2010

I certainly didn't take it as unkind but just what you intended it to
be and that of a feature request.

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 11:03 AM, Steve Herrick <estebandido at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Steve
> 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
> incorporate.
> 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.
> Greg
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