[scribus] interesting article with thoughts for us

John Ghormley KJ4UFG kj4ufg at sera.org
Thu Nov 10 12:18:08 UTC 2011

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 1:13 AM, Peter Nermander <peter at nermander.se> wrote:

> > I have just upgraded my version of Ubuntu to 11.10 and part of the
> process
> > was to upgrade to a 1.4.x version of Scribus. I had no choice in the
> matter
> > and to be honest I didn't know that I might wish to decline the upgrade
> of
> > Scribus (even if it were possible).
> This is most likely a matter of how Ubuntu choses to package Scribus.
> When using the Scribus repositories (www.scribus.net and click on
> Download to learn how to use them) the package "scribus" is still the
> 1.3.3 series, whereas the 1.4 series is called "scribus-ng" (ng as in
> "next generation"), so both can be installed in parallel.
> So you should not blame the Scribus team but the Ubuntu team. Ubuntu
> has quite a long record of "breaking" things for Scribus users, for
> example only packaging the Unstable version or having patches in Qt
> that gives problems.
> /Peter

In this case, your accusation of Ubuntu is totally unfounded.  Although the
gentleman apparently did not realize it, he did have a choice when the
upgrade to the latest version of Ubuntu Linux was done.  Ubuntu does not
automatically upgrade from a stable version to an unstable version.  The
fact that both exists in their repositories is proof of that.  Ubuntu sees
the two versions as different apps as much as GIMP and Inkscape are
different apps even as you pointed out it your first paragraph.

John Ghormley  KJ4UFG
Editor, SERA *Repeater Journal*
Walkertown, NC  USA
editor at sera.org
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