[Scribus] How to build Scribus for Windows XP?

Craig Ringer craig
Mon Oct 30 09:22:55 CET 2006

ols6000 at sbcglobal.net wrote:
> I have the Scribus sources. How can I build Scribus for 
> Windows XP, using Visual Studio 2005? My aim is to attempt to debug 
> some of the problems I have been having with the pre-built version of 
> Scribus for Win32.

Scribus is currently built against a commercial release of Qt3 . Once 
the Qt 4 port is completed this may no longer be necessary (though as 
the free Qt4 for Windows only supports MinGW that's not certain).

I tried getting Scribus to build with CMake under Windows a while ago, 
but ran into persistent linkage issues with the required libraries. I 
now have a bit more experience with win32 development so I'm planning on 
having another go at it after my exams finish. Even then, no promises, 
and it'd also require the QtWin/Free port of Qt3/X11 that has some known 

In short, it's currently non-trivial at best to build Scribus under 
win32 and no build instructions exist as yet.

Craig Ringer

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