[scribus] Announce: Scribus 1.4.0 RC6 Release

Mike Sleger chappa-ai at q.com
Fri Oct 21 00:38:22 UTC 2011

On Oct 20, 2011, at 9:02 AM, Jan Schrewe wrote:

> And while I can understand the point of view of the developers (Expect
> proper releases to work right and everything else to change) I have to say
> that this sucks from an enduser point of view.


> Why? Because a) the features of new version have always been to cool not to use them (at least for me)

It's not really a matter of new features when bug fixes are involved.  When a new release candidate becomes available which fixes bugs that have been obstructing workflow, then downloading the newer code is more an issue of getting functional code (the way it was intended to execute) than acquiring new feature sets.  However, when downloading a new version of the code to fix issues, while at the same time introducing new issues which weren't broken before, isn't "cool".

> and b) even the development version works usually well enough to actually
> use it. And honestly: The scribus release cycle is ridiculously long.

Understatement there.

> I personally would opt for releases with smaller changes way more often.

For me it depends on how "way more often" is defined.  I wouldn't want to be downloading a new version each week or month, but at the same time I wouldn't want to be waiting two years for the next "stable" release.

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