[Scribus] INkscape Friendly Linux Distribution _OT

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Sat Mar 4 23:46:25 CET 2006

Am Samstag, 4. M?rz 2006 23:24 schrieb John R. Culleton:
> I have run Slackware since the floppy disk days but now it seems
> to be running out of steam in the DTP area. In particular
> several attempts to install Inkscape have failed. I know that
> several users of Scribus also use Inkscape. So my question is:
> whoat distro comes with Inkscape or is a capable host for
> Inkscape? How about Debian?
> The distro would need to be Scribus friendly too of course.

Hi John,

AFAIK, any of the major distros (Fedora, SuSE, Debian, Mandriva ...) is 
shipped with Inkscape, Scribus, and GIMP. If you want to compile the most 
recent versions yourself, I wouldn't recommend Mandriva which doesn't take 
care of many standards and is therefore almost proprietary. Personally, I'm 
using SuSE which is quite user friendly, but has some quirks you have to live 
by. Others will recommend Fedora, Gentoo, or Debian for good reasons.

As for Inkscape itself, there are static binaries for rpm-based distributions 
(SuSE, Fedora, Aurox, Mandriva) available. If you are using a Debian-based 
distro (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Mepis ...), you can follow the instructions on this 
site to get Inkscape up and running on your machine:

General recommendation: everything but Mandrake/Mandriva, Linspire, and Sun 
Java Desktop.



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