[Scribus] FOSS Competition for Scribus ;)

frank gaude' tanzen
Sat May 27 21:48:36 CEST 2006

John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Sat, 27 May 2006 11:43:49 -0700
> frank gaude' <tanzen at sbcglobal.net> dijo:
>>  guess you could say the same thing for XaraLX. It's a show stopper. 
>> And fast, fast... I know of no other FOSS program that does what it does 
>> and does it fast. <smile>
>>           http://www.xaraxtreme.org
>> I've been working with it on both 32 and 64-bit machines. Just about has 
>> it all for a page layout program for slick magazines and the like. The 
>> Windows version is complete with a Picture Editor; the Linux version is 
>> almost there, 70% finished.
> I've heard about Xara since many years ago and always wanted to try it.
> So I went to the above URL and downloaded the autopackage file. It
> started to install, but then dumped 40-50 lines of errors and aborted
> the installation. This is on my Ubuntu-64 Breezy computer. I'm too new
> to Linux to be able to follow the rest of the instructions on the
> website.
Know what you mean. You are likely missing some libraries and what not. 
And, I don't think you can install the autopackage onto a 64-bit 
operating system. I did it on a 32-bit without any troubles. I had to do 
what they told us on the download page to run on a 64-bit machine, and 
still two of my file tree items had to be changed, being in different 
locations. Other than that, I run the binary install on Windows using a 
dual-core AMD 64 4400+, triple-stripped disk system. My Linux box dual 
boots 32 and 64- bit Fedora FC5.

Look at the movies that are online to see just what this program can do, 
and how easy it is to do it, as good as anything I know of on any 
platform, but faster. The program seemed to have been programmed and 
coded by graphic designers who want ease and speed to do commercial 
work. It has its limitations, being a page and spread layout vector and 
picture editor integrated program. For the things I do it's better than 
InDesign and Photoshop combined, both being relatively slow, even on 
fast machines. <sigh>


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