Nice to see that the Barcode Maker plugin for Scribus hasn't gone unnoticed...
From Linux Format issue 80:
Open source desktop publishing turns pro.
In many ways, Scribus is the runaway success story of open source graphics. Yes, Gimp is great, Inkscape has potential - but Scribus set itself the challenge of coming from nowhere to being a solid, professional DTP solution, and by traditional standards of software development, it's done that in next to no time.
In fact, the latest release of Scribus (1.3.3) offers features not available as standard in professional DTP software, such as the ability to generate barcodes completely within the software. It would be unthinkable for a commercial DTP product to come from zero lines of code to a reliable, professional tool in five years.