[scribus] Qt4 and development

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Sat Oct 15 18:49:48 UTC 2011

On Sat, 15 Oct 2011 12:56:31 -0400
Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> dijo:

>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.

Thanks for the clarification.

>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.

I regret having used the word "promised" in my original query. I
understand that stuff happens and unexpected problems crop up. I fault
no one for the delay. I did not mean to sound as though I was

I am still curious about 1.5.0 and how likely it is that it will take
as long. But I realize that prognostications about software releases are
like weather forecasts: the further in the future the less reliable.

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