[scribus] Bullets and numbering

Ken Springer snowshed1 at q.com
Tue Mar 22 15:40:13 UTC 2016

On 3/22/16 9:20 AM, Julius Cordes wrote:
> Hi Ken,
>   > You may have read the post where I said I used Calamus, and on Atari
>   > systems to boot.  I hate to prick your hide, but Scribus appears to have
>   > a long way to go to catch up to the 1998 version of Calamus. The only
>   > place I know for sure Scribus is ahead of Calamus would be in using
>   > graphics file formats that didn't exist in 1998.  :-)
> I don't agree with you.
> Calamus is proprietary, Scribus is FLOSS. Scribus runs on BSD, Linux,
> Windows, Mac OS X, Haiku and OS/2 natively, Calamus doesn't. Scribus
> provides a great – despite its limitations and lacking documentation –
> Python based Scripter, Calamus not (I found nothing about it on the
> internet). Scribus is the only software that supports render frames.
> Though the stable versions don't include popular features like
> “automatic“ bullets and numbering or footnotes at the moment, Scribus
> incorporates some very clever features you may not have discovered yet.
> I suppose that many people use Scribus because it is _Scribus_ and
> nothing else. Similarly people are using Calamus because they rely on
> it's special features or simply like it – or because they suffer the
> vendor-lock-in.
> Disclaimer ;-)
>     I never used Calamus but read a few pages about it on the internet
> because I think it's a oddity...

Hi, Julius,

I was referring to features available, not the number of platforms it 
runs on.  :-)

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