[Scribus] Congratulations and initial comments...

Randolph Bentson bentson
Tue Sep 25 04:30:27 CEST 2007

On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 06:18:17AM -0500, william f. maddock wrote:
> And what if somebody?for whatever reason?moves the pictures? Disk 
> space or not, it is far better to have the pictures embedded within the 
> actual document. That way, if someone wants to move the source pictures 
> around, let them. You've got the ones you need within the document. 
> This is also better for collaborative work, as all the needed elements 
> are right there and there is no need for the system to search them out 
> in order to rebuild the document, because they are all right there 
> within the document itself. 

I'm compelled to disagree with this position. What you argue is ok
if the images are unchanging, but they, just like the text, may be
changed as part of the workflow. That argues for keeping them outside
of the document file. What may be needed are scripts for packaging
and unpackaging the parts of a document for exchange. That's when it
would be appropropriate to merge images with text into a package.

Randolph Bentson
bentson at holmsjoen.com

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