[Scribus] Debian/Ubuntu scribus-cvs --> scribus-ng - The king is dead, long live the king.

Peter Barnes scribus
Thu Apr 13 11:56:21 CEST 2006

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Oleksandr Moskalenko" <malex at tagancha.org>
> To: "Scribus List" <scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de>
> Subject: [Scribus] Debian/Ubuntu scribus-cvs --> scribus-ng - The king is	dead, long live the king.
> Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 18:12:14 -0600
> This message is for the people running Debian/Ubuntu scribus-cvs package
> (1.3.x branch) from our repositories.
> As they say "le roi est mort, vive le roi!" or "the king is dead, long live
> the king".
> I've just uploaded a new package scribus-ng (ng = New Generation) to our
> repositories. It supersedes the venerable experimental scribus-cvs package.
> Please install scribus-ng if you'd like to use Scribus From now on
> scribus-cvs is deprecated. Note that you have to install scribus-ng-doc if
> you'd like to have the documentation. I moved the documentation out into a
> separate package due to its non DFSG-free nature. As a result I am now able to
> and will introduce scribus-ng and scribus-ng-doc into the official Debian
> archive (into the main and non-free categories respectively).
> scribus-ng is a fully Debian Policy compliant package. It means no more use of
> /usr/local, but the scribus-ng package will continue to co-exist with the
> scribus (1.2.x branch) package. The binary to run for 1.3.x version is
> "scribus-ng", of course.
> If you still have questions please email me directly. Docs at
> http://debian.scribus.net have been updated to reflect this change.
> I am not planning to make a transitional "dummy" scribus-cvs package to
> automate the transition at the moment. Let's see how many are paying
> attention when running experimental/developmental versions.
> Regards,
> Your Scribus Debian package maintainer,
> Alex

Perhaps  someone can give a bit of guidance here for a non-techie person like me who has just this week installed Scribus-cvs 1.3.3-1 from the Ubuntu repository. Is scribus-ng what I should now be using, i.e. is it the stable version, or is it really for developers and risk-takers? Thanks for the help.


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