[Scribus] ANNOUNCE Release Scribus 1.3.3 - Printemps
Tue Mar 28 16:55:12 CEST 2006
Hopefully they will package it into a .pkg format so it will install
like Apple software. This is pretty complicated to install on a Mac. The
Ghostscript.framework file from aqua.scribus.net is a working
Ghostscript. There are aliases in it though and the path is an alias
that I gave but it will resolve itself in the dialog box. Basically just
find the gsc file and don't worry about whether or not it is the alias
or the actual file - this shouldn't make a difference. You put the
Ghostscript.framework file in /Library/Frameworks. Note - do not make
subfolders in this folder. Note - on the wizard whether that appears or
not just depends on your settings so don't worry about that.
I wish I knew more about this but I am just a user too - I do mostly
design and writing on my computer and have never gotten past the HTML
and CSS langauges. If I knew how to make a normal Mac OS X installer I
would do it and save us all a lot of trouble.
Ruth Rickard wrote:
>> Mon, 27 Mar 2006 18:21:16 -0800
>> From: Benjamin Huot <benjaminhuot at comcast.net>
> Dear Benjamin,
> Thanks for the list (which didn't include where exactly to put the Ghostscript, although it is implied by the path you give lower down - otherwise this would be useful on the download page). Eventually I could do it, but was delayed many times by the fact that the A & B folders have exactly the same names and creation dates as the ones I downloaded yesterday, so that took a bit to sort out. Are they, in fact, different?
> I did all the things you said and opened up (no Wizard screen, by the way) just as I did yesterday and defined the path to Ghostscript (which wasn't /bin because the page on the website doesn't say that) but it turns out anyway that the downloaded Ghostscript is only an alias. I went and looked at it again, I unpacked it again and there it was, an alias. That can't be right, can it?
> So sorry to have problems when this is obviously a celebration day for all of you. I love open source and the communities who support it, just the fact that such things can exist is truly wonderful.
> Best wishes
>> 1. Download the Scribus Aqua, Libraries A and B, and Ghostscript from
>> 2. Open them up so you get folders from the files and an icon for Scribus
>> 3. Put the Scribus icon in /Applications
>> 4. compare folders A and B to /Library/Frameworks and remove any
>> previous versions of the A and B frameworks first in the Frameworks folder
>> 5. then put the new frameworks in from folders A and B into
>> 6. then launch Scribus from the /Applications folder
>> 7. then push cancel on the new page wizard and choose Preferences from
>> the Scribus menu and scroll down and click on External Tools
>> 8. Browse to the gsc file under Postscript Interpreter from the Change
>> 9. It is in the /Library/Frameworks/Ghostscript.framework/bin folder
>> 10. Then quit and then relaunch Scribus as before
>> 11. If you did all that correctly, there shouldn't be any error messages
>> when Scribus is started
>> If someone could keep a .pkg installer available for the latest version,
>> then this would be much easier for Mac users as they are not used to
>> following this many steps to install an application.
>> Benjamin Huot wrote:
>>> This is a native Mac installer - its as easy as installing Apple
>>> software on OS X. Note: this is just version 1.3.2. I have successfully
>>> and easily installed Scribus this way on OS X.
>>> I am now downloading the packaging from aqua.scribus.net of 1.3.3 to see
>>> how hard that will be to install.
>>> Ruth Rickard wrote:
>>>> I am new here - and not entirely sure if this is the right forum for me or not (perhaps someone can advise...).
>>>> I downloaded Scribus-Aqua-1.3.2-2006-01-23.tar.bz2 only yesterday but seeing you have a new release went duly to the URL mentioned but there is no such release there. Was this just for other platforms? Of course, I assumed not, so can you point me in the right direction?
>>>> And could some kind person explain what is Ghostscript and how I can install it without having to do developer things? It seems I have to have it. I do the best for my Mac (iBook, OS 10.3.9) but I have chosen not to go down the road of serious system tinkering - there are too many other things for me to learn and life is short. However, if it is an AppleScript and all I have to do is put it in the folder and run it, I think I can do that.
>>>> Best wishes
>>>> Ruth Rickard
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