[scribus] Best Linux distro for Scribus

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Sat Nov 28 08:18:14 CET 2009

Am Samstag, 28. November 2009 07:37:45 schrieb John Jason Jordan:
> Please, this is a serious question, and I will be annoyed if it turns
> into a flame war.
> I know there have been discussions in the past of the problems with Qt
> in a certain distro. I won't name it, but it starts with U.
> I have been happily using that distro for several years, but have
> recently decided it's time to expand my horizons.
> I dimly recall from discussions here that the three most strongly
> recommended distros for Scribus are Fedora, Debian and OpenSuse.
> I love Debian package management, so I installed Debian testing.
> Unfortunately, there is a bug in Gnome 2.28.x that causes the user to
> lose the desktop, window manager and panels. I spent days trying to
> find a workaround or repair it, and finally gave up. Then I installed
> Debian unstable, only to have it fail to boot. Plus, the only good
> thing I could say about testing is that it has great package
> management. Otherwise it is not very polished.
> Two days ago I installed Fedora 12. Just now I lost the window manager
> and panels again. Sure enough, it uses Gnome 2.28.0.
> >>From past experience it is unrepairable unless I reinstall. And then it
> will just happen again.
> I have no idea why it happens to me. It must be some application that I
> install. But I do know that I absolutely need all the applications I
> install. So if a distro can't handle one of them, then it's not the
> distro for me.
> For the current saga I bought a new hard disk for my laptop. My old
> hard disk with the U distro is sitting on the shelf. I can always go
> back to it. But I want to move on.
> Oh, and I have tried and tried to love KDE, but it is hopeless. I just
> can't stand looking at it.
> So is OpenSuse my next stop? Or what?

I don't know what your next stop will or should be, but there are definitely 
better forums than the Scribus list for your particular problem.



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