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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QuarkXPress = Dead
by DeviantErad on Fri 18th Jul 2003 03:14 UTC

Anyone working in real DTP work these days knows that Quark is basically dead anyways. Adobe grabbed a lot of former QuarkXPress users (including myself), with Indesign, along with their own former PageMaker users. I was a hardcore QuarkXPress user from 1994, when I started doing DTP work, to ~2001. In that time, I didn't even *think* of using PageMaker. This was probably because of the large amount of QuarkXTentions available that I used on a daily basis. However, in the last few years, I too joined the exodus from QuarkXPress and PageMaker to InDesign.

This Scribus application does look interesting considering how far it's gotten in such a short period of time with so few people working on it. I haven't used it yet though, so I'll reserve judgement on how it has features compared to the heavyweights.

As for GIMP, I've tried nearly every version of it (including the unstable 1.3 series), and I've found the UI absolutely horrid. I run screaming back to my OSX box for some Photoshop goodness. Photoshop's workflow simply rocks. GIMP, unfortunatly, still has a UI that wasn't made for how artists work. Adobe did a lot of studies that culminated in the revamped UI's of Photoshop 3.0 and 6.0 (and partially 7.0).. for right now, I just don't see many *artists* using GIMP unless they are totally commited to OSS software. I guess I'm a outsider looking in (linux and OSS software is basically a very minor hobby for me, while being an artist is my job), but I hope to see things change in the future.