[scribus] interesting article with thoughts for us

Rolf-Werner Eilert eilert-sprachen at t-online.de
Tue Apr 12 15:41:43 CEST 2011

Am 12.04.2011 12:26, schrieb Peter Nermander:
>> IMHO it touch Scribus as well. OK, we have backward compatibility in one
>> direction - Scribus opens files created in previous versions.
>> But I think when 1.4.0 becomes stable release but more and more user start
>> using 1.5 we will need to have in 1.5 possibility of saving for 1.4 at least.
>> IMHO it is very very urgent.
> I don't really see the point.
> The old format will not support the features of the new version, so
> saving in the old format will most likely lose a lot of what has been
> entered into the document.
> And if you can not use the features of the new version, why no stick
> to the old stable version? With Scribus there is no problem having
> multiple versions installed in parallell (something that is virtually
> impossible with most MS products). And the old version of Scribus is
> freely available.
> So the solution is easy: If you need to make documents in old Scribus
> formats, create them using the old version of Scribus.
> It's just to much work for the developers to keep the possibility to
> save to older formats. That time can be a lot better spent on
> improving more needed features.
> /Peter

That's simply true. I didn't see the point of having 2 versions at the 
same time (and for free :-) ). Open source...



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