[scribus] My own small winter revolution...

Marcel Van Den Broeck marcel.van.den.broeck at skynet.be
Tue Jan 8 17:30:30 UTC 2013

Hi a.le.e
Thank you for your help on this forum.
Mille Grazie.
Vi auguro successo nella vostra ricerca per migliorare Scribus.
See you soon,

Le 8/01/2013 17:28, a.l.e a écrit :
> Hi
> If you've been reading this list for a while you must know about it: 
> in the last few years I got more and more involved in the Scribus 
> community and, more generally, in the world of free software for 
> graphics. In 2013 lot of things will be different! A "small 
> revolution" -- for me -- that follows two unrelated events from the 
> last few months of 2012.
> The first event was Femke's announcement of the device for the LGM 
> 2013: "Future tools". I must admit that my first reaction has been: 
> "Where do you see any future tool?". Please, don't tell her. With the 
> time I got used to it, started liking the idea and even got so far as 
> collecting thoughts about Future tools for publishing. It's still just 
> a bunch of wild ideas and all I currently know is: an Epub plugin for 
> Scribus is not enough for the future of publishing. I wanted to dig 
> further.
> A bit later, towards the end of last year, we got an email from 
> Christoph announcing  the plans for a release candidate of Scribus 
> 1.5.0. Two things stroke me:
> - He plans one full year to get to a release candidate for a 
> development version (after two and a half years of work on the branch!)
> - None of the features I care about were among the tasks to be 
> achieved until then.
> I started wondering if, with a year of work, a motivated team couldn't 
> produce something that -- while obviously not being better than 
> Scribus -- would better meet the publishing needs for many more people.
> Short before the end of last year, I've taken the decision: During the 
> next few months, I won't do any support nor community work for 
> Scribus. I won't make sure that on the Mailing List and in the Forums 
> questions are getting an answer. No checking of the new bug reports 
> each morning. I won't be testing the new commits in the git branches 
> or the svn trunk. And I won't keep an eye either on what's happening 
> in the IRC channel.
> No, I won't disappear: but I will use those channels for my needs and 
> won't be there to help other people with their sorrows.
> I will certainly finish the tasks I've started (the Epub plugin, the 
> translation into Italian of the Scribus book, ...), but I want to 
> reserve much more time for experimenting with new ideas and new 
> technologies. More details will follow very soon! You're welcome to 
> follow my adventures on Google+ and on the http://impagina.org/blog/  
> (to be created).
> See you soon
> a.l.e
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