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: Scribus for Windows
by Wesley Parish on Sat 19th Jul 2003 11:59 UTC

I've done a bit of work for some friends using MS Publisher and loathed it professionally - it's okay for Mum and Dad putting together scrap-books of their grand0children, but no good whatever for even half-serious work.

I found the scribus site and downloaded it, compiled it for Linux, then downloaded the free-but-non-GPLed QT-win32 library and tried compiling it (for myself) in Windows using OpenWatcom1.0

It hasn't been optimized to compile for Windows, but I don't doubt that with the growth of the GPLed Windows port of QT, it will happen, and very quickly too.

When that happens, I'll be approaching my friends again, and telling them that Scribus is now part and parcel of my terms for working with them - take it or leave it, Publisher's not scriptable and is thus a complete waste of my time.