[scribus] Best Linux distro for Scribus

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Nov 28 12:59:34 CET 2009

On Saturday 28 November 2009 02:18:14 Christoph Schäfer wrote:
> Am Samstag, 28. November 2009 07:37:45 schrieb John Jason 
> > Please, this is a serious question, and I will be annoyed if it 
> > 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 
> > recently decided it's time to expand my horizons.
> >
> > I dimly recall from discussions here that the three most 
> > recommended distros for Scribus are Fedora, Debian and 
> >
> > I love Debian package management, so I installed Debian 
> > 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 
> > Debian unstable, only to have it fail to boot. Plus, the only 
> > 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 
> > 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 
> > 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 
> > back to it. But I want to move on.
> >
> > Oh, and I have tried and tried to love KDE, but it is hopeless. I 
> > 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 
> Cheers,
> Christoph

Well Scribus does color your choice of OS. 

I run Slackware 13 but use XFCE instead of KDE4. I like the 
combination. KDE4 is horrid but the Qt4 libraries are nevertheless 
required for Scribus. KDE3/Qt3 was fine but that is not what the 
latest Scribus is built around. 
John Culleton
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"

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