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: RE: Just plai, not better
by Iggy Drougge on Fri 18th Jul 2003 18:21 UTC

[i]Years ago I had a better alternative with PageStream 2.2 on Amiga: granted, it was only free (as in beer) not free (as in speech), but it worked quite well on a 40 MHz 12MB 68030 Amiga.

I liked PageStream, too. The only downside to it was running it on a 640x400 screen. Amiga 3000 users with enough money for a multisync monitor could at least get that as 640x400 double-scan.

Amiga 2000 and 3000 users with some $ could even buy a (then quite expensive) 24 bit graphics card and a nice monitor and get 800x600 or even 1024x768 delinterlaced displays.

Most of us, though, were stuck at 640x400 interlaced, at 60Hz. I'm surprised my eyes didn't get destroyed trying to work like that.[i]

Well, surprise, surprise. People who are actually into DTP do buy professional graphics card and get good monitors. A suitable Macintosh Quark/Pagemaker setup neither was nor is cheap, either. That is hardware, you can't really expect Pagestream to do anything about that.

Second of all, stop speaking in the perfect tense, will you? Pagestream is still being developed and sold, and there is even a Linux port in the works. And Pagestream users certainly aren't using interlaced 640x512 screens.