[scribus] Part1 and part 2

avox avox at arcor.de
Sat Jul 19 13:33:53 CEST 2008

Sveinn í Felli wrote:
> Hi,
> Jeffrey Silverman wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 7:30 PM, Roger <hovergo at net-tech.com.au> wrote:
>>> When I select Scribus from the (gnome) menu system (btw, why is Scribus
>>> listed under 'Graphics' instead of 'Office'?) it loads 1.3.4.
>> The location of Scribus in your Gnome menu(s) is highly dependent on
>> your distro's[1] packages.
>> That said, it seems that since DTPINWP[2], putting Scribus in Office
>> makes less sense than Graphics. The DTP workflow doesn't really
>> involve office-y apps like a word processor, spreadsheet, or
>> presentation tool, it involves graphics-y apps like photo
>> editor/manipulator, vector drawing tool, and scanning tools, among
>> others.
> Hmm, weird... On my several OpenSuse 10.x KDE-menus, Scribus 
> has always been listed under /Office/Word Processors by 
> default. Having used a lot of bad language while moving the 
> entry to "Graphics" (or rather "Graphical Work" in my 
> language) & done some googling around for the reasons for 
> this definition, I'm curious to know a who/where/why it 
> lands under WP in my distro & somwhere else in say *buntu ?
> Has anyone a clue ?

Probably because of some unenlightened distributors who don't have
a clue and haven't grasped DTPINWP yet. :-)

The share of people who haven't grasped DTPINW seems to be pretty
high, even M$ tries to sell a (so-called) DTP app named "Publisher" in
their Office Suite (giving DTP a bad name, IMHO).

I like to categorize applications by their pre-computer equivalents:

- Office & Wordprocessor: decendants of typewriters

- DTP & Graphics: descendants of cut & paste (as in scissors and glue),
rulers and stylus

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