[scribus] Todos and workflow tool for small team DTP

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Mon Sep 15 20:55:26 UTC 2014

On Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:17:31 -0700
Joe Zeff <joe at zeff.us> wrote:

> On 09/15/2014 12:39 PM, JLuc wrote:
> > We share documents in the cloud and got to
> > track who is entitled to edit them,
> > exchange comments, todos and reports on work
> > done.
> What OS?  Windows has ACLs that can limit who
> can modify what.  Linux can also have them (I
> think) and has permissions that can do the same
> thing.  (Everybody working on a project is in
> the same group; if you're not the file's owner
> or in the group, you can't change it.)  OSX, I
> think, is about the same as Linux in this.
> And, the platform may limit what's available.
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First, I worry about data stored and transmitted
via the cloud, any cloud.  There are issues of
invasion by bad guys and also issues of a major
crash and oops, the vendor forgot to back up
properly. You might want to hire a technologist,
a recent computer science graduate, to patch
together and maintain your own custom system. You
can communicate data easily without locking
yourself into cloud technology. Linux is my
favorite OS but you need to pick and choose among
the various versions. The business-oriented ones
like Slackware, RedHat and its descendant Fedora,
and SUSI are good candidates. They differ mainly
in their GUI presentation software and their
package download systems. Ubuntu is very popular
among beginners and is used by developers like the
Inkscape folks. Its default GUI is IMO terrible
but others must like it. It is part of the Debian
family of distros. I use Slackware but I modify
things to suit myself, such as choosing XFCE
instead of KDE, Claws mail instead of Kmail, and
so on. I update Scribus 1.4.5, Scribus 1.5.0 and
Inkscape 0.91 nightly. Other important tools
include the gvim text editor, the Libre Office
Suite and so on. 

For job management in your situation I would look
for free versions of the traditional task
management and scheduling tools such as PERT, CPM
and development repository tools like svg and

John Culleton
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