[scribus] When is a new release for Windows coming out?

Phil Ward skeggy78 at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 5 22:40:36 CET 2009

Hi Judy
when i said coreldraw 11 works well, it also installed easily with wine.
Coreldraw 12/X3 and so forth, from what i understand use a higher/ 
newer installer?
I believe that the installer needs some IE files, that are in IE ver  
7, i could be completly wrong, but i remember somone mentioning to  
stay away from the new MSI installers if possible, as the specs were  
changed etc.

i have been looking under the winehq site for updates, and have been  
following the progress with some anticipation of the corel suite,  
after photoshop CS2 has been made to run (or from reading reviews on  
site) has now become quite stable etc?

I did a quick bit of testing last night, and it met with limited  
success when exporting from Corel 11 OSX to Scribus 1.3.5 SVN with GS  
8.57 installed(EPS, AI, PDF were all tried with most default setting  
enabled). Inkscape also was very hesitant, and i forgot i did actully  
manage to install Uniconveter 1.1.2 from the SK1 team, tried to load  
up a fairly simple docment, and it crashed inkscape. I originally  
only stated what i had said, as somone mentioned about dumping  
windows all together, as you know is not an option.

Just out of curiosity, Wasnt version 9 of coreldraw the officially  
released one as well for linux, when corel had was it mandriva? or  
mandrake? but after all what was released to press? it was just a  
wine hack etc?

cheers phil

On 5 Mar 2009, at 21:24, jwminer at accessvt.com wrote:

> Phil wrote:
>> I think coreldraw 11 works well with wine, because its the last
>> major
>> revision to work in windows 98? please somone corrent me if im
>> wrong,
>> but i have tried to do extensive research on the subject. From what
>> i
>> remember, lots of programs that require XP/2k or IE7, have problems
>> etc..
> NOTHING works well with Wine solely because it worked under Win 98
> or earlier. With Wine, everything is a crap shoot. An old Win 3.1
> program might work fine; another old Win 3.1 program won't work at
> all. And so on up the line. I don't think I've ever tried a Windows
> program under Wine that *required* W2K or later and I've certainly
> never tried IE7 under Wine. But being designed for an earlier
> version of Windows is no guarantee whatever that something will work
> with Wine. The only way to find out is to install it and see what
> happens.
> You can do a certain amount of tweaking with winecfg, including
> designating what version of Windows Wine should look like to the
> app. Sometimes this helps, often it doesn't. It is also possible to
> do extensive troubleshooting with programs that won't work in hopes
> you may find the "magic switch" that will get them working. But that
> exceeds my allotment of geekiness, so I haven't tried it.
> I have a very few Windows programs I want readily available in Linux
> without bothering with a virtual machine. Most have run under Wine.
> A couple have refused to install, or have installed but not worked.
> With me it's either they run or they don't and if they don't, I just
> give up. Maybe someday I'll have time to kill and can try to
> troubleshoot, but for now, that's not in the cards.
> So the question becomes: is anyone running CorelDraw 11 successfully
> under Wine? On this list? Or listed on the winehq.org site as
> compatible?
> The last version of CorelDraw I have is CD9. It runs okay under XP;
> I haven't tried it under Vista. I didn't try to install it under
> Wine. My goal in using Linux is to use Linux programs, not try to
> run Windows programs under Linux.
> I agree that having hundreds or thousands of CDR files is a problem
> in making the switch. I usually boot to Windows, run CorelDraw, load
> the files I need, and save them as EPS. Then I boot to Linux and
> have to hope that the EPS opens correctly in Scribus (or Inkscape).
> Some do not. If that happens, I try OOo Draw, which sometimes works
> when others don't. I might be able to do these things with command
> line tools, but I have a lot more trouble with them and waste lots
> of time trying to figure out what modifiers, parameters, etc., etc.
> I need and I usually can't figure it out anyway.
> --Judy Miner
>   USA
> Registered Linux User #397786
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