[Scribus] updates

Nicholas Vettese nvettese
Thu Feb 9 14:07:40 CET 2006

Already did that a few days ago.  Thanks.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Ringer" <craig at postnewspapers.com.au>
To: <scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de>
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 3:55 AM
Subject: Re: [Scribus] updates

> On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 03:04:38PM -0500, Nicholas Vettese wrote:
>> I am currently using the Windows version of Scribus, and I was
>> wondering if there will ever be an "Update" link in the Help section
>> to update the version of Scribus you are using.  Since Linux is a
>> continual improvement alone, getting updates are easy.  Just wondering
>> if there was a plan for the future.
> Good idea. Please file a bug with severity "feature" requesting the
> feature. It should not actually be too hard to do with a Scribus plug-in
> that at least tells you that there's a new version. Since Qt has
> built-in HTTP support, it'd be a simple matter of GETting a file from
> scribus.net or using HEAD to check a timestamp. Scribus might even be
> able to download it for you and start the installer, but initially the
> plug-in should probably just tell your web browser to download the file.
> We could ship such a plug-in with Scribus pretty easily, and it wouldn't
> be too hard to make it cross platform (at least to make it alert the
> user to new versions on Mac OS X and Windows; Linux is less practical
> until/unless we can get static builds going).
> If I find a spare millon years I'll do it myself. Otherwise it might be
> a fun project for someone who wants to get involved in coding for
> Scribus, since it'll involve minimal work on Scribus its self - just a
> ScPlugin-derived plugin class and some Qt code. Once I'm back from
> holiday I'll be happy to help out anyone interested on IRC.
> -- 
> Craig Ringer
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