[Scribus] Great Job...

Craig Bradney cbradney
Tue Jan 24 08:24:35 CET 2006

On Tuesday 24 January 2006 07:44, [KS] wrote:
> Louis Desjardins wrote:
> > It is funny you come up with this post because I thought of telling
> > the whole Mac Community just how easy it was to install Scribus on a
> > Mac after today's release of Aqua Scribus. Then, I thought, it's too
> > easy, I will not post anything. - Please read on. This is real world
> > testimony. No mean to embarass anyone. ;-)
> >
> > I am a very long time Mac user (and I mean, user, no coder at all,
> > not even able to update CVS by myself on a Linux box... although
> > willing but can't find a few hours to learn) and I just installed the
> > Aqua Scribus today on a first generation iMac (nothing very fancy :
> > G3 at 350 Mhz, running OS X 10.3.x) without *any* single issue. If
> > you follow the instructions on the web site, it's quick and easy.
> >
> > The only *tricky* thing is to *read* the instruction ;-) (That, I
> > aknowledge, we are not very used to...)
> >
> > 1. Download the recommended version. It will unpack by itself. Then,
> > simply drag-copy the Scribus app to your Application folder. Zero
> > difficulty here. Nothing more than installing any software. Drag copy
> > to the application folder... We all know how to do that, don't we!
> >
> > The little extra work the software you pay for don't ask you to do:
> >
> > 2. Dowload the 2 libraries folders a little bit down the list of
> > downloadables in the same page you downloaded the Scribus
> > application. They are named Library-A and Library-B and there is a
> > note telling you what to do (and even insisting on what *not* to do!)
> > and where to put these in the Library/Framework if I remember well.
> > Anyhow, all is clear there. Just read the instructions and follow
> > them.
> >
> > 3. You also need to download Ghostscript and put the resulting folder
> > into the Library/Framework... all is clearly written. Just in case,
> > read again. There are no more than, what, 20 lines of instructions?
> > RTFM... as they say! ;-)
> >
> > 4. Launch Scribus. It works perfectly! (OK, it is slow on my slow
> > machine, but I am sure it is going to be faster on a dual G4
> > production machine... At least, I hope!!!)
> >
> > Really, compared to a Fink install under X11, and with the same OS X,
> > it is a breeze. Comparing to installing pretty much anything, it's
> > easy enough. Plus, there are no serial number to enter, no
> > registration required and Scribus is not going to run in demo mode
> > for a 30-day period before it either stops working or repeatedly asks
> > you to register and buy a serial number for $$$ at that 1-800
> > number... And please have your credit card number ready. ;-) And
> > nobody is going to complain if you are using the software. Libert?,
> > ?galit?...
> >
> > A dumb and non-technical Mac OS X user!
> >
> > HTH
> >
> > Louis
> >
> >>I have been using Scribus on Debian and I have to admit that it is has
> >>been more stable than my expectations. Great work.
> >
> > You are right!
> >
> > And sorry if I sound rude. I am not! Just very enthusiastic about
> > Aqua Scribus!!! ;-) BTW, thanks to Andreas Vox for the great work!
> The major reason for my query was that a friend of mine might want to
> install it. I'm proud of my friend's computer usage abilities if I
> consider her age - she's 65 and pretty much confident with basic tasks
> like email, browsing, Photoshop editing, iPhoto, etc. But I'm afraid
> that if something goes wrong, I might not be able to help her as I don't
> have a Mac to guide her.
> But otherwise I would say that the instructions look self contained and
> Scribus should run with too much of a hassle on a Mac.
> And thanks for the reponse, its always nice to read other's experiences
> with installing such softwares.

While the install is not too complicated, and I can't say when, I'm sure we 
will have an installer for OSX too.

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