[Scribus] Scribus 1.3.4 in Ubuntu amd64 repositories

John Jason Jordan johnxj
Sun Aug 5 20:26:47 CEST 2007

On Sun, 05 Aug 2007 11:02:57 -0400
Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> dijo:

> John Jason Jordan wrote:
> > The cover looks exactly as before, except one text box is completely
> > trashed, and I can't fix it. The text is set to 24 points and the
> > leading to 30, via a style. Upon opening the document the leading is
> > too much, and 2/3 of the text is missing from the frame. I thought the
> > text might be missing because the leading was off, so I went into story
> > editor and changed the leading to 28 points. When I applied the change
> > the lines text became stacked halfway on top of each other. Then I went
> > back in and changed the leading back to 30 points, but the display does
> > not change. It appears there is a serious problem interpreting styles
> > in documents created in earlier versions. Is there an easy way to fix
> > the document?

> What you may need to do if you want to keep playing around with 1.3.4 -- 
> and it best to have the mindset that you are playing around, since all 
> of your work may end up being unusable -- is to wipe out the styles from 
> the old document -- use the little broom icons next to Paragraph and 
> Character styles widgets in Properties. Then you can try to duplicate 
> what you want using the 1.3.4 methods rather than trying to get 1.3.4 to 
> translate 1.3.3.x styles.

Thanks fo the comment, and thanks to the others for their comments as

What annoys me is not that 1.3.4 has bugs. What annoys me is that it
overwrote and that Ubuntu removed from the
repositories, so I can't go back. What was so tough about leaving in the repositories?

One of the things we must always remind ourselves of is that we all use
our computers for different purposes and we all have different
expectations from our computers. In my case, I don't care for beta
testing and I do it only when I really need some feature of the beta
version. I'm sure that 1.3.4 will be great, but it doesn't offer
anything that I'm dying to have. At the same time, was very
stable, so that is what I want to go back to.

Regarding comments that I could do so from the source files, I'm sure I
could do so if I spent hours figuring out the process. Now, Abraham
Lincoln once said "some people confuse change with progress," and I
agree. Nevertheless, setting things up in nice .deb packages makes life
easier. The .deb package did exist at one time, it's only a few
megabytes, and disk space these days is dirt cheap. Sure, it's nice to
know how to do things the old way, but I have more things on my to-do
list right now than I will probably be able to accomplish in the
(hopefully) 50 remaining years of my life. So forgive me if I prefer to
avoid having to learn how to compile from source. 

Also, regarding the instructions for adding the repositories for
Ubuntu, they do not work. The problem is that the authorization key is
wrong, or at least Ubuntu can't figure it out. Also, the screen shot of
the Add Repositories window is not current. Moreover, with Feisty there
is now a separate utility, System > Administration > Software Sources
where you can add repositories, although you can still do it from
within Synaptic.

I'm just going to leave my unfinished projects undone until I can get reinstalled. I have finals in two weeks, and I just don't care
to spend the time on futzing with 1.3.4.

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