[scribus] LGM 2013 Lightning Talk Slides

"Christoph Schäfer" christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Fri Apr 26 05:05:17 UTC 2013


> > 1) Can we agree on a solution in time?
> > 
> > 2) Is it feasible to modify the transitional 1.5.0svn format without
> > delaying the release of 1.5.0?
> > 
> > 3) Who will write the code?
> > 
> > If the answer to any of these questions is "No" or "No idea", then it
> > should be postponed to the 1.7/1.8 release cycle.
> we should start now to write specifications for it and find somebody
> interested in working on it -- if possible by attracting somebody
> external to the scribus community/team -- and get the work merged into
> 1.7 short after 1.6 is released.

Sounds reasonable. Who will be "we"? Andreas has already tinkered with this, IIRC, and you are working on epub, so both of you look like natural candidates. If you could start on the wiki, others may join in. I suggest starting with an introduction describing how formatting is currently being handled in SLA and CSS, stressing the differences, specifying the requirements (including potential future ones) and then building the spec itself.

> if we find a youngster who can do it, we could promise that we will
> make everything to get him/her into next years GSoC (with the finishing
> of the project / a followup project / another project).
> in my eyes this could even be integrated into a school project
> (bachelor? semester thesis?) since it involves more architectural
> skills than pure coding work.

This looks like a good solution to me, especially the 2nd paragraph (Bachelor thesis). I'm not sure about GSoC, though, as slots can't be taken for granted. Depending on how this will implemented, it may require some serious coding work.


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