[scribus] Really basic questions

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 30 18:49:33 CET 2011

On 01/30/2011 11:57 AM, a.l.e wrote:
> dear scribus manual authors,
>> On 01/30/2011 12:26 AM, Ken Springer wrote:
>>> As I mentioned to John Jason Jordan, the book is on the list.  :-)
>>> But, I should wait for the manual for 1.4 if it's due out in a few
>>> weeks.
>> Just to be clear, version 1.4 of Scribus may be out in a matter of
>> weeks. The second edition of the manual is expected to take months
>> from that to complete and be available. We have what you might call a
>> head start with first edition material, but there are a LARGE number
>> of changes, so it may end up being close to a total rewrite.
> i'm a bit worried about the perspective of a scribus manual being published one year after the stable release is out.
> i would feel much comfortable if i knew you were targeting the next stable release (1.6 / 2.0) and have a manual ready for the time it will be out.
> this imo also help the whole team to keep an eye on the release cycle of the stable releases...

Let's just say there were differing opinions on this, and this is what 
we ended up with.
In partial defense of this waiting, I would point out that Cedric's book 
misses some features which came out after 1.3.5svn -- some of the 
rationale for waiting until 1.4 was fully baked.


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