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Re: Request for Packages in Fedora Core 3

On Sun, 23 May 2004, Peter Linnell wrote:

> > Message: 1
> > Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 19:55:18 +1000
> > From: David Le Sage <dlesage iprimus com au>
> > Subject: Request for Packages in Fedora Core 3
> > To: fedora-devel-list redhat com
> > Message-ID: <40B07506 8060407 iprimus com au>
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> > 
> > Hello All,
> > 
> > I am really enjoying my use fo Fedora Core 2.  To make the next release 
> > even better, I humbly request the following packages be considered for 
> > inclusion:
> > 
> > Scribus - The first modern DTP package for Linux.  This is an 
> > essential 	for myself and many others moving from commercial 
> > operating 		systems.  More than any other package, I would love to see 
> > this included.  It will help you win converts...
> > 
> > KIllustrator or Sketch - Vector graphics would be very good.  I 
> > understand one of these products has as much functionality as GIMP but I 
> > am not sure which.  Open Office's drawings do not suffice.
> > 
> > Ardour or Audacity for audio manipulation.
> > 
> > Please keep up the excellent work.
> > 
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > David
> Thanks for the kind words about Scribus. We are working diligently
> towards a stable 1.2 release in the next few months. This is a question
> I have long pondered having used RH since 7.0. "When would Scribus be
> worthy of inclusion?"
> Disclaimer: I have been part of Scribus since 0.37
> Comments/Observations:
> 1) AFAIK - the best place to request this is:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=107630 which is a
> existing request to add Scribus in Fedora/RH.

Just a question from a disinterested 3rd party, If you think Scribus would be
useful for the majority of the users of the distroi, why don't you package it
up for inclusion into fedora.us. That is supposed to be the future
extras/alternatives anyway. If it proves useful then it might make it into the
main distro. OTOH if it is truely useful and maintained in fedora.us why bother.
That is what fedora.us and utilmately fedora extras/alternatives is supposed be.

So to me the real question is if you think it is ready for inclusion in the main
distro why not prove it?

I do not even know nor do I care what Scribus is. My point is instead of trying
to continue to bloat the distro why not make use of the tools already available?
If it is already included in fedora.us then I truely do not understand the point
of this whole thread. If you think it is important then maintain it.


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