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: DeviantErad
by Bascule on Fri 18th Jul 2003 05:52 UTC

Anyone working in real DTP work these days knows that Quark is basically dead anyways.

Perhaps for the DTP market, but consider the far larger market of newspapers and magazines who are still running OS 8 and 9 on their systems because they have not felt a compelling reason to upgrade in recent history.

Adobe grabbed a lot of former QuarkXPress users (including myself), with Indesign, along with their own former PageMaker users.

Yes, Adobe grabbed many of those doing small scale publishing/DTP who were on programs like PageMaker or possibly an old version of Quark and were ready to upgrade to a new OS X system. The magazine and newspaper markets remained largely based upon Quark, with a few notable exceptions.

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.

Carbonizing of extensions will be a major hinderance to the acceptance of QuarkXPress 6 on OS X as well... however newspapers and magazines will eventually transition to newer Macs running QuarkXPress 6 on OS X...