[Scribus] school lan install

Peter Linnell scribusdocs
Sun May 18 07:30:18 CEST 2003

On Sat, 2003-05-17 at 10:12, fsanta wrote:
> What's the best way to run scribus on an 18 node lan with an amd 1100 server 
> without having to compile it on every client? All the client boxes are 
> windows free PII 450's under SuSE 8.1

If they have the same set of installed libraries, I would take the time
to make one machine a test box and create an rpm for all.  I do not know
Suse really well, but I have a "generic" rpm spec file which should
work. then pull the rpm install from a shared directory or server.

> BTW the kids take to it instinctively. It's going to be no problem. Most used 
> effect? Rotating text over a jpg (gcse design a CD cover project). Oh, is 
> there transparency somewhere?

Yes, not by default. Go  Edit > Preferences > General > Display > Use
PDF 1.4 Transparency Features. 

Be forwarned. 1) You need a real PS 3 printer to print the effect
properly. 2.) It takes a lot more video memory and processing power to
display these effects on screen, especially when editing. 

That said, these effects can be quite stunning on screen, in a PDF and
in print. The only other DTP app which does this right is Indesign.
Quark has frankly, lousy on screen displays. Pagemaker can only do
transparency with clipping paths in Photoshop or via EPS with the .001
degree rotation trick. 

> Thanks for all the effort. Any other teachers out there? Would like to share 
> experiences and help in some way if poss.
We are having fun.. I will be in the same boat this fall...

Kind regards,

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