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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by Antarius on Fri 18th Jul 2003 04:19 UTC

All the new software is not fully optimized as it used to be 10 years ago as it doesn't matter as much anymore to most people, so the slowness is built up upon, library upon library etc.

Hear, hear!

I still look back (rose-coloured glasses notwithstanding) at the days of the Amiga and similar machines and remember just what it was like to have hardware limitations.

These limitations were always meant to be broken. ;-)

Many coders, through innovation and optimisation, did break these limitations. I still chuckle when I think of how some smart arse got 32K colour on the Atari 520STfm back in 1992-93 via a software library. [For those who never played with an Hasbro (nee Atari) box, the STfm series could only manage a paltry 16 colours on screen from a pallette of 512 colours! No, that's not a misprint. How you can get 32K colours out of 512 I don't know...)]

Programmers would squeeze every last drop of performance out of the machines - Things were tight in space and processor speeds. These were the days when men were real men and real programmers would sneer at anything that wasn't 100% assembly. Anyone remember Bullfrog's earlier works?