[scribus] Announce: Scribus 1.4.0 RC6 Release

Craig Bradney cbradney at zip.com.au
Thu Oct 20 16:13:08 UTC 2011

On 10/20/11 5:16 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 7:02 PM, Jan Schrewe wrote:
>> I personally would opt for releases with smaller changes way more often. And
>> skip all that we have a development version that we work on for two years
>> and then take another year to stabilize it and then release it and only fix
>> bugs. That is a nice model for huge companies who charge a lot of money for
>> each release. It does not really seem to work for any open source projects.
> *skipping most of your mail, sorry*
> There is quite an effective model of developing major new features in
> a branch. For instance, Blender folks figured out they need a way to
> deal with ever-raising amount of GSoC projects, so they develop those
> in branches, then group them into digestable bits and start merging
> stuff into new versions one by one. That's what GIMP team is doing now
> too: Git branches for major features with main development happening
> in the master branch.
> As a matter of fact, the reason GIMP 2.8 is so late is pretty much the
> same why Scribus 1.4.0 is so late. One could learn some important
> lessons from that :)
> Given amount of time the existing Scribus team can spare to the
> project it makes a perfect sense to switch to a manageable development
> cycle and process.

Absolutely... which will be the case.. but we need to get 1.4.0 released first.

Until that is done, we cannot change much.


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