Linked by Roberto J. Dohnert on Thu 17th Jul 2003 18:34 UTC
Features, Office On July 15, 2003 the Scribus project had a milestone release. They released Scribus 1.0. I have used Scribus both personally and professionally since the early development times. 8.0 was when I first used it. 1.0 came with so many bug fixes and has become so refined I decided to do a review of it.
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RE: HA! It doesn't even have my favorite feature.
by Anonymous on Fri 18th Jul 2003 02:25 UTC

This "Quark" Application everyone keeps talking about is such a steaming pile. </p>

Yeah, that's why just about every major layout shop, printing concern, magazine, and newspaper has used it at one point or another during its exisitence. Those companies are staffed with uneducated dolts that have no training in traditional publishing and wouldn't know a good product if it bit them in the left nut.

[i]Not only does it not run on my OS

Heaven forbid it should run on an OS that has a large installed user base.

it doesn't even include source code so if there's a problem, I can't dig in and fix it/figure it out!

Seriously now, please list the number of OOS programs that you've actually sat down and read the entire source code too. Ok. Now list the number of applications that you've read the source code to that you've understood enough to make a noticeable fix to. Please provide information on the patches you've submitted back into the source tree so that we can check your claims.

I certainly can't write my own extensions without the source code
You can't write extensions using a published API and SDK? Are you honestly saying that you can't code to any platform (aka Linux) without access to the entire source tree? What in the world do you need the source code for if a plugin architecture is provided?

, and if I did they'd be derivative works and the Quark people would just own them anyway.

Please cite section and chapter of the Quark EULA where it says any end-user written plugin or extension becomes the sole property of the makers of Quark.

Until they start shipping the source with Quark, it will never measure up to Scribus

Yeah, I'm sure the makers and users of Quark are up at night crying themselves to sleep over the fact that an OSS lightweight publishing program running on a niche window manager and a niche OS exists...