[Scribus] Scribus on Linux & Fink/OS X

Jeremy Sellors jksellors
Sat Jul 3 07:10:12 CEST 2004

I have installed the NeoOffice?/J port of OpenOffice on my Dual 1GHz G4 
and although it is early stages I really like not having to use X11. I 
wonder if Scribus could also be made to run without X11 using Java 
According to their web site NeoOffice takes advantage of advanced MacOS 
X typography through the Java runtime
Here is  a link for more info on : 
I have not installed Scribus yet because I am a bit scared of the Fink 
and I am not able to handle any complications with installation and 
fonts etc. I am not feeling very brave right now so I might have to 
wait for a .dmg installer.
  What is Suse 9 like to work with for other programs as your working 
environment compared to OS X? Would you prefer to work on a Mac if 
Scribus worked on OS  X without X11or is Linux (which I have no 
experience with) a good environment to work in? Thanks __Jeremy

On Friday, July 2, 2004, at 09:44  AM, Kevin Walzer wrote:

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> I'm increasing my use of Scribus in my day-to-day business for cover
> design, and I used both a Linux box and OS X for a recent project. I
> thought I'd share some impressions with the list.
> Scribus runs OK on the Mac under Fink, but it's a bit slow. I have an
> old PC (733 mhz/P3) that I put Suse 9 on a while back, so I thought I'd
> build Scribus 1.1.7 there and see how it worked.
> What a difference it makes working in the native environment! Scribus
> immediately picks up the look and feel of KDE. It also "feels" a bit
> faster, owing to the lack of two windowing systems (the Mac has its own
> Aqua windowing system and also runs Fink apps with an X11 server).
> Without the distractions of working in two environments, I was able to
> get the cover done a bit more quickly than before--and also explore 
> more
> of Scribus' new features. I especially like the better color mixing
> capabilities, and the support for transparency (don't know if that was
> there before 1.1.7, but the great tutorial that was posted recently
> pointed it out to me).

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