[scribus] putting Scribus on a CD

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 17 01:12:16 CEST 2009

alessandro rimoldi wrote:
> hi
>>> 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 work.
>>> 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.
>>> Greg
>> 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 that portable scribus project.... it's not supported by the scribus team, but it may solve your problem...
I'm going to try this on my own. Sounds the like CD is easy.
Want to see if installing on and using from a USB stick is challenging 
in any way.


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