[scribus] Qt4 and development

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 15 16:56:31 UTC 2011

On 10/15/2011 12:02 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
>> whether 1.5.0 will suffer the same issues. Since I am not a developer
>> all I could say was what my really dim understanding was that I gleaned
>> from reading this list, i.e., that 1.4.0 has taken so long because of
>> the need to do a lot of recoding for Qt4.
> As far as I can tell this is not entirely true. Craig or Franz can
> prove me wrong, but migration from Qt3 to Qt4 triggered a lot of
> refactoring that, strictly speaking, was desirable rather than
> obligatory. And then not all developers could contribute as much as
> they used to contribute before.
This is more or less my understanding.
The problem with 1.4.0 simply relates to tracking down and fixing all 
bugs which are felt to be barriers to release of what will be seen as a 
usable version.

The track record of Scribus has been that there is no such thing as a 
"promise", only that a release becomes official when it's ready, and not 
before. Invariably, we end up with a period of time when the next 
version is "mostly usable" to "generally satisfactory" to "probably 
advisable compared to the current official stable", and I think we're in 
this last category now.


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