NewsForge: Scribus Excels at DTP
Jul 31, 2003, 00:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Scribus, a new desktop publishing and layout program for Linux,
is the most impressive new free software application I've ever
seen. Period. No contest.
"Perfect? Hardly. It still has bugs to be found and fixed,
features to be added, distribution-specific installation and quirks
to be resolved, and documentation to be written. But even with that
to-do list, it's starting in much better shape than Seabiscuit did.
Scribus is destined to join the GIMP as one of the crown jewels of
the free software world.
"If you are adept at desktop publishing, you'll undoubtedly find
it easier to get familiar with Scribus than I did. My own DTP
experienced is limited to a print version of a newsletter I did a
few years ago. Even then, I wasn't using a real DTP product like
Quark or FrameMaker, but a full-featured OS/2-based word processor
Review of SCRIBUS 1.0(Jul 21, 2003)