[Scribus] Many Versions = 2

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins
Tue Jan 8 14:38:28 CET 2008

Craig Bradney a ?crit :
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> Subject: Re: [Scribus] Many Versions = 2
>> From: Eric Watson <wasnotrice at gmail.com>
>> To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
>> Date: 08-01-2008 2:01
>> On Jan 7, 2008, at 3:47 PM, Hedley Finger wrote:
>>> At Tuesday, 8/01/2008, 03:29 AM;, you wrote:
>>>> I think that offering periodic packaged versions of the recommended
>>>> development version would help to clear up this confusion.
>>> Would it be that hard?  Usually packages/installers are built by
>>> make/cmake/ant scripts.
>> I don't know if it would be hard or not...I haven't ever tried to  
>> create an installer. I guess I assumed there was something  
>> complicating the matter, since there don't seem to be any packaged  
>> versions of 1.3.5 available. I would be interested in learning how to  
>> package Scribus, so we could make it easier for folks to get started  
>> and taste the new features under development.
>> If it's simple, all the better!
> We do create snapshots for Windows, but do not circulate them widely due to
> the confusion that snapshots can cause (take this versioning issue as an
> example). Once we revamp the www.scribus.net website I think we will do this
> more publicly.
> Linux and OSX are dead easy to build anyway, the docs.scribus.net and
> wiki.scribus.net pages include build instructions.


The following wiki page says it's "outdated and needs an update".


http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Installing_Scribus_on_Mac_Intel brings which is way behind now.

is way out of the reach of any basic Mac user imo.

While I acknowledge we must have this info available for the people who 
feel at home with building software, some don't feel that comfortable 
although they are willing to try. I wonder then whether these 
instructions could be made slightly more "mere mortals" readable (will 
all respects due to the original author!!! :) ). Mac users are mere 
mortals (usually) and although full of good will, can fall on their 
knees at one step or the other. Plus, the X11 won't appeal to many.

The best thing that could happen with regards to installing Scribus on a 
Mac is .dmg packages that any Mac user could simply download, mount and 
install (drag/copy to the Application folder or double-click on the 
Installer). Even if Scribus needs a few of those .dmg packages (such as 
NeoOffice, which, for each processor (PowerPC and Intel) has 
"application" "current patch" and "localization"), it would be really 
dead easy to install.

What would it take in terms of time and equipment to accomplish this? 
Maybe we could help too!

Many thanks to the whole Scribus team and to all reading and posting to 
this list. Happy new year!


> Craig

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