[Scribus] school lan install

fsanta fsanta
Sun May 18 13:47:16 CEST 2003

On Sunday 18 May 2003 07:30, Peter Linnell wrote:
> 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,
> Peter

Hi Peter, Hi everyone.

I tried mounting /usr/local via NFS on each client but no joy. I think it's a 
library issue. The server must have different stuff from the clients. In 
anycase I don't think that that's the way to go. The server runs Scribus 
reasonably quickly but to ask it to run 18 clients too I feel is 
unreasonable. Has anyone tried this?

Your last rpm certainly cut the install time. Dare I ask if you have one for 
0.9.10? Is the rpm learning curve steep or do you think someone at my 
pathetic level of Linux could get it going? It really is unreasonable of me 
to ask you to do it for us each time.

Transparency. I did  Edit > Preferences > General > Display > Use
> PDF 1.4 Transparency Features. Now how do I apply the transparency? Lets say 
I have text above a jpg and I want the text 50% transparent. Sorry to be so 
thick as usual.

The same boat? Take my advice. Don't become a teacher!

Oh, sorry folks. Would it be easier if I split the thread into different 
parts? Maybe the NFS stuff I should send to the SuSE list, not here.  Or is 
everyone bearing with me?
Cheers, Steve.

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