[scribus] Krita Kickstarter

Kunda Loves Scribus scribus.user at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 01:30:01 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:36 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine <
alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM, Kunda Loves Scribus wrote:
> > Truly, there are some inspiring examples so far where a project with
> > organized structure and a well-planned roadmap have been pretty
> victorious
> > with their fundraising efforts. I'm thinking of Synfig specifically.
> Pitivi
> > and Mediagoblin (2 crowdfundings already) have had pretty successful runs
> > but I'm not sure how they've been evolving since.
> Synfig is in the "it's complicated" department. Every time they run a
> campaign, it's a close call for failure: half the time they are mere
> hours away from either failing or succeeding. They do deliver on their
> promises, but due to having to pick a feature request to focus on for
> the next month of sponsored development they have a problem of
> wrapping up and actually releasing all the awesome new features they
> have implemented (sounds familiar, eh?). In fact, they made a summer
> break for July and August, so that might help.
> Mediagoblin had two campaigns: the one in late 2012 was underfunded by
> ca. 25%, the one in 2014 was overfunded by 5%. The first time things
> balanced out, because they got more people involved through other
> programs. I'm not sure how much progress they've had since April 2014,
> when they last posted in the blog, I think someone could ping Chris
> about that :)
> Pitivi is still in the process of being funded. Last time I checked (a
> month ago) they were half way there or so. They made some rather
> important changes anyway, but they rarely report on the progress
> which, IMO, is one of the reasons of the slow progress with the
> funding (IMO, Synfig, being a bit of a niche product, only manages to
> raise funds every time, because they post weekly updates with videos
> and release dev builds. Pitivi guys do not provide this kind of
> progress visibility, although they do provide static nightly builds)
> Not sure how much useful that info is :) Frankly, I don't exactly
> understand what's up with Scribus development. Cezary used to be
> hyperactive :), but now he's gone? Alessandro and Klaudia used to work
> on usability, no idea what happened to that project: the properties
> palette is still a huge mess. A_l_e seems to be working on the epub
> exporter which is important for single-sourcing though.
> http://wiki.scribus.net mentions "Latest release: Devel 1.5.0" which
> leads to an empty folder on SourceForge. That's confusing.
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/1.5.0_(%3D_1.6.0_Alpha_1)_Roadmap lists
> pending features that don't look critical at all while delaying
> delivery of the release.
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus_1.5.0_Release_Schedule mentions
> a bunch of features that are due to be extensively tested, but how
> that could be done without widely accessible binary builds I have no
> foggiest idea.
> Alex

Thanks for your perspective and input, Alex.
All your points are noted.
There is more complexity than I imagined.

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