[scribus] a new ebook

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Wed Jun 13 19:33:05 UTC 2012

On 6/13/12 9:22 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 11:09 PM, Craig Bradney wrote:
>> Not really.. Scribus has an open format that you could easily move to anything else with some free
>> text processing tools, and you have the source code.. therefore you are not stuck. Even if you don't
>> have the technical resources to make modifications right now, it still means you are not stuck.
> Craig,
> With all respect due, relying on SLA is like painting a speeding
> train: it changes faster that one could say "Please, no!" :) And you
> are planning to change it yet again this summer during GSoC.

It changes when new tags are added, but the basic text ones generally do not change.. and that does
not change the fact that they have their source files that are text files they can open in a unicode
text editor.

Despite the true fact that the format changes as you say, this does not change the fact that they
can easily get their text out, and other data like placement information, style information, colour
information. Ok, its not perfect, but it is readable by a basic editor, and the source code to read
it is available for both reading and writing for every single file format change.


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