[Scribus] Appropriate platform for compiling scribus
Tue Jun 7 07:14:51 CEST 2005
On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 03:15 +0200, Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
> Hi all,
> after having experienced Mandrake (9.2., 10, 10.1) as a wash-out when it
> came to compiling from source since more than a year, I am looking out
> for a distro that has everything aboard without giving me too many
> headaches with respect to dependencies.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the binary distros I don't think you'll
find much that satisfies those requirements.
> I consider buying SuSE 9.3. Has
> anybody experience with that distro?
> I want to/have to:
> - build ghostscript 8.5x
Expect to need to do that for a while longer.
> - build scribus 1.2.2cvs and 1.3cvs
You can avoid that with Debian, where malex makes packages. If I get the
time and get it working properly I'll be doing static-binary builds of
Scribus for (almost) any distro, but that'll be a while off (need to
rewrite the plug-in API first).
> - build lprof
Again, I don't think that'll be easy to get around... probably a build-
it-yourself case again.
> - build inkscape 0.41
I don't know if any distros bundle that. I wouldn't be too surprised if
they do though. Of course, Inkscape will just release 0.42 ;-) but you
can always use their static builds.
> - build GIMP 2.2.6
One of the current problems with Linux distros is that unless you use a
source-based distro you do have to compile stuff, including some
dependencies, when running very up-to-date software. I'm hoping we can
eventually start shipping "big and fat, but working" static builds of
Scribus to make life easier on users.
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