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Comment by Sabire
about Scribus · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 7 Helpful Report as spam

Best alternative to expensive softwares such as Adobe InDesign. It lets you create professional high quality pdfs for personal or commercial usage. Has a steep learning curve but youtube has many videos explaining how to use it. My favorite for years.


Installing Scribus on Haiku

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about Scribus and Haiku · May 2013 · Helpful Not helpful 6 Helpful Report as spam

The official Scribus team made a page on their wiki about Installing Scribus on Haiku.


Comment by Angius
about Scribus · Jul 2019 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

Scribus is one of the reasons why nobody takes open-source software seriously.

A bug where single-page view has the page stuck to the left edge of the screen without the ability to move it an inch, reported in 2011, fix scheduled for 1.6 release.

1.6 release that was supposed to be out in 2017. Current version of Scribus is 1.4. Need I say more?

In fact:

  • 1.6 milestone – 30th of June 2017
  • 1.5.5 milestone – 31st of October 2017 (how would that even work?)
  • 1.7 milestone – 31st of December 2017
  • 1.5.5.svn milestone – 28th of April 2018

Which means Scribus is two years and four releases behind schedule. Releases whose numbers don't even match the chronology of dates.

At this point, Scribus can be considered abandonware.

[Edited by Angius, July 17]


Comment by peterstaack
about Scribus · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Pretty good. I installed Scribus Win32 on several personal computers, and it has been quite stable, and does what I need it to do. Best of all, it's open source, and modestly supported. I like QuarkXPress, since I have been using it for over a decade, but man... That price tag just kills me.


Comment by Reprotected
about Scribus · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

It's an excellent program, though I think if it came with free professional templates catagorized, it would be a great software for students who use Microsoft Publisher to get their crappy templates.



Comment by pascalgandolfo
about Scribus · May 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Does a pro use it?
I use to work with indesign and i'm looking around the free solution...Does this software is stable and with functionnalyties like indesign?



I'm a pro and I use it
I create books and comics, primarly, and scribus has all I need
Obviously it hasn't all the 'coolness' of indesing but it's more easy to use, lighter and it's free and opensource (that's really relevant from an ethical point of view)


Comment by monk
about Scribus · Nov 2014 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Esencial para una edición libre de cualquier tipo libro.