[Scribus] Mac builds

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Tue Jan 8 15:56:42 CET 2008

Louis Desjardins wrote:
> The following wiki page says it's "outdated and needs an update".
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Installing_Scribus_from_CVS_sources_on_Mac_OS_X
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Installing_Scribus_on_Mac_Intel brings 
> which is way behind now.
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Installing_Scribus_on_Mac_with_MacPorts 
> 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.
I'm hoping we can soon augment what we have in the manual site to "fix" 
this problem. As you say, what we have now is a mix of old and new and 
Once we have the info there up to date, we can then try to fix the wiki.
In the longer run, the DMG approach is being worked on and promises to 
be a good answer for many.


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