[Scribus] Intrigued

Oleksandr Moskalenko malex
Mon May 28 18:58:18 CEST 2007

* Dirk Pilat <pilatdirk at mac.com> [2007-05-28 16:51:58 +1200]:

> Hiho,
> using scribus happily and quite successfully for a literary magazine and  
> am delighted about the online documentation and the functionality. Just  
> one question remains:
> I am using scribus 1.2.5 at home on a Laptop sporting 1.5 GB ram and a  
> 3100 Sempron on Ubuntu Feisty and on a Athlon 64 3500 system with 1GB ram  
> on Feisty 64 (and an nvidia 6800gt). Editing a 14 page document with  
> moderate graphic load feels quite sluggish on both machines.
> At work I have a cheap 2.6ghz celeron with onboard intel graphics and  
> 256mg ram using scribus on WIndows XP, and editing the same  
> document seems unbearably quick and responsive.
> Is this a Linux/Windows issue, or is Scribus just so much better  
> compiled?
> Dirk

Hello Dirk,

Craig already mentioned the other details, so I'd just like to point you to
our repositories where you can get up-to-date scribus packages for your

deb http://debian.scribus.net/debian/ feisty main non-free
deb http://debian.tagancha.org/debian/ feisty main non-free

are the complete source lines if you edit /etc/apt/sources.list directly.

non-free section is needed to get the documentation.

So, Scribus (current stable as 1.2.5 has already been retired) is the
"scribus" package and its documentation is in the "scribus-doc" package.

If you want you can also check out the new features currently in development
by trying the "scribus-ng" and "scribus-ng-doc" packages which currently track
Scribus 1.3.4 series. Just remember that you might not be able to open 1.3.4
edited document in 1.3.3.x and 1.3.4 might be less stable.



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