[scribus] putting Scribus on a CD
andreas.speck at tiscali.co.uk
Thu Apr 16 23:19:52 CEST 2009
Alex Mandel wrote:
> Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> Here is something I've never tried and not sure if it would work...
>> Someone at work is wanting to use Scribus on her Windows computer at
>> home. Unfortunately she has a dialup connection and the download won't
>> 1. Is it possible for me to download from Sourceforge and put it on a CD
>> for her? Will that work?
>> 2. Is it possible to run Scribus from a CD? This might allow her to use
>> it at work, where the computers won't allow users to install software.
> USB stick will probably work much better. I personally use
> portableapps.com to give a nice little launch menu. I don't think
> scribus has been packaged for their setup yet, but there's an easy
> workaround as long as no registry entries are required.
> Here's what I do(tested with Inkscape)
> 1. Install portableapps, just the 1MB version with the menu is enough.
> 2. Install your app on a machine, then copy the app folder(probably in
> C:Program File) to the usb drive, putting the folder under the
> portableapps folder on the usb drive. Any exe in the top level of the of
> this folder will show up on the menu once you refresh.
> Speed will be significantly faster as long as you have usb 2.0, and you
> can keep files on it. Plus I'm not sure if scribus has any config files
> that get modified, if so you'd need the writable media.
There is Portable Scribus, though not as part of the Portable Apps
Suite. I haven't used it for a while, and didn't try the latest version,
but you can find it at http://www.quate.net/newsnet/read/31.
The version you get there at the moment is 220.127.116.11.
Best wishes and good luck,
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