[Scribus] Backward-compatibility (was: Scribus for Scientific writing)

Jim Baker frstprin
Tue Mar 11 19:16:14 CET 2008

Thanks, the comments help!
On Mar 11, 2008, at 6:54 AM, Plinnell wrote:

> O.k., time inflation, I guess. Since everything else is inflating, why
> not time, too?
> I listed a number of things that don't work. I basically have a simple
> text editor, with no page layout functionality. Does Ghostscript
> provide the latter? Is it possible that I have a wrong version of
> Ghostscript, or put it in the wrong folder? I thought I followed the
> installation instructions. Can someone feed me an intelligent question?
> 	JayBee
> On Mar 10, 2008, at 2:12 AM, Martin Costabel wrote:
>> Jim Baker wrote:
>>> Several weeks ago, I posted a query about getting Scribus/Aqua
>>> operative on my Mac Powerbook G4 (Titanium). I got an email next day
>>> saying this message was being evaluated or something like that for
>>> posting. As far as I know it never did appear. Is this a help list or
>>> what?
>> Funny, I see a message from you on the list "[Scribus] installing on
>> Mac
>> OS X 10.3.9", from exactly one week ago. I that what you are referring
>> to?
> Please see:
> http://www.scribus.net/index.php?name=Sections&req=viewarticle&artid=3
>> On 3/03/2008, Jim Baker wrote:
>>> Scribus/Aqua installs fine and opens on my Titanium (G-4) PowerBook,
>>> and I followed the directions from the website to download and place
>>> Ghostscript into the Library:Frameworks folder. I tried two different
>>> versions of Ghostscript, the most recent one seems to crash Scribus  
>>> as
>>> soon as I try to use tools.
>>> Scribus actually opens but text boxes don't take text (or anything),
>>> though the story board does. The table tool seems to work, and some
>>> others. In the story board, only a default font is activated, no
>>> styles
>>> are possible, no text color, etc. In other words, text input is a
>>> font,
>>> but like a simple text editor.
> Known Issue:
> http://www.scribus.net/index.php? 
> name=Sections&req=viewarticle&artid=6&page=1
>>> Any suggestions?
>>> JayBee
>> Since you didn't ask any question and are running a very old version  
>> of
>> MacOSX, it is entirely possible that nobody had any suggestions.
> Correct, and I can say that upgrading to at least 10.4.x will probably  
> be a
> requirement not far in the future. It will be increasingly difficult to
> support 10.3.x.
> I can tell you from my experience just building Scribus Aqua is  
> difficult at
> best on 10.3.x and I have wrestled with compiling Scribus on some not  
> so
> common platforms like Cygwin and earlier versions of Solaris x86.
>> -- 
>> Martin
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