[scribus] First video of the SCS/PageTracker for print media

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Nov 13 00:44:53 UTC 2015

On 11/12/2015 10:48 AM, Richard Cichelli wrote:
> The video shows how we are integrating Scribus into industrial scale
> publishing workflows.
> We thank and sincerely appreciate the wonderful contributions of the
> entire Scribus team.

I'd like to offer some honest critique of the video.
First of all, I want to thank you for enlightening us on seeing how a
Scribus workflow can fit inside a bigger workflow as you are doing. I am
quite intrigued by this tight linking of various parts of your software
and Scribus. I am furthermore happy to see 1.5.1svn in production work!
We keep telling people to watch out with it, but here you are pushing it
into the work stream!

Now for the critique. I admit that I am quite outside the realm of your
work, but I felt that maybe the video could benefit from some
introductory remarks, maybe with some appropriate graphics to orient the
viewer to how your software relates to newspaper production. It's not
clear to me who in the production team will be using this. Is it mainly
editors/supervisors, i.e., mainly those in charge of making sure an
issue is moving forward and making deadlines?

Jacob has done a great technical job as he explains his way through this
quite complex software jungle, and I felt like a really understood what
was happening. At the same time, I'd love to hear some verve, some life
in Jacob's voice, as if he is SO EXCITED to be explaining this workflow,
and SO HAPPY to have been chosen to do this, even if he chose himself to
do it.

All in all, I feel like a window has opened up by watching this in
action. Well done, SCS!


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