[scribus] Determining the revision of Scribus svn.

Peter Linnell mrdocs at scribus.net
Sat Jul 9 12:15:57 UTC 2011

On 07/09/2011 03:53 AM, John Culleton wrote:
> On Friday, July 08, 2011 05:06:21 pm a.l.e wrote:
>> hi
>>>> It would be nice if it were added automagically to 
> the
>>>> Splash Screen :<).
>>> er
>>> svn info | grep Revision
>> you're not funny.
>> http://imgbin.org/index.php?page=image&id=4416
> I am not suggesting the code on the splash screen, I am of 
> course suggesting the information provided by the code. 
> There is a complicated string of letters that few of us can 
> understand, and there is a single number that says this 
> revision is newer than that earlier revision with a lower 
> number. 
> For more than a year we have had development versions that 
> were in fact the de facto operational version for most of 
> us. The latest Scribus books refer to either 1.3.5 or 
> 1.3.9, allegedly development versions. Now we have 1.4.0 
> RC5 which keeps getting refined but is again a de facto 
> production version. All I asked for was the number that 
> shows that progress is being made. Craig has provided an 
> easier path to that number. 
> Getting to a new production version seems to be an 
> asymptotic function. I suggest we declare 1.4.0 RC5 
> (current version thereof) to be 1.4.0, a production 
> version, tomorrow, and make 1.4.1 the target for any future 
> changes to that series of Scribus. Today is still 
> the "official" production version and that becomes more 
> unrealistic every day. 
> The perfect has become the enemy of the good. 
Not really in this case.  We have 2 remaining blockers, which are
complex to fix and cause grave problems on OSX. It was because we have
created several release candidates, that some of these issues surfaced.

No we are not aiming for perfect, but really its not good enough to call
it a stable release. We know the defects are severe enough to warrant
blocking the release.

Look at the flip side, you can be pleased that we are conservative
enough to really want a solid final release .:)


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