[Scribus] Questions from a newbie

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Tue Feb 8 19:26:58 CET 2005

telkomsa3036 at telkomsa.net wrote:

>I've been lurking on this list the past week, and the more I read the
>keener I become to give Scribus a try. I work professionally with Tera's
>Good News newspaper production system (GN3, formerly known as Hyphen) and
>have been playing around with an old version (6.5) of Pagemaker. Hope
>you'll bear with me if I ask two or three rather low-level questions.
>My enthusiasm has been dampened slightly   having read the "Installation -
>Getting Started" section of Peter Linnell's online handbook and realising,
>that, as a Windows-based user, getting Scribus up and running on my system
>is not simply a matter of acquiring a Linux Live CD, downloading a version
>of Scribus, and then relying on a Wizard to install - or could I expect to
>find the various requirements listed by Peter (Qt, Freetype, Ghostscript
>etc) bundled with a Live CD?
>If running Scribus from a Live CD is a feasible proposition, is there any
>CD version I should prefer?
One short answer is Knoppix -- works well and they update frequently, so 
the Scribus version should be pretty recent.


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