[scribus] Best Linux distro for Scribus

Richard eyelagui at adinet.com.uy
Mon Nov 30 04:04:58 CET 2009

I think that thoughts about KDE (new version) are being shared among a 
lot of users, and i'm one of them, i like KDE, and almost cant handle to 
work on gnome, but this new KDE taste made me drop Linux for the last 
months and i really has not being using linux almost since KDE 4 
appeared as the non-optional KDE desktop.

On Linux, you can have a lot of flavors, but finally you'll have almost 
the same stuff on every distro.
I guess the main differences are based about ease of use and maybe the 
time on wich some packages go to repositories.
You can find a distro where you have to fight a lot to get everything 
working on, and a distro where you think and it's done, more for Windows 
users, more for starting users.

But i insist, when you have a bug on something, you'll end having the 
same issue on every distro, since the main difference is the packaging 
used and some flavor about how to make everything work, but never two 
distros will be so appart that you can say there is two OSes.
There is only one OS, and some minor taste differences. about bugs and 
so, is more like a couple days more, a couple days less...... so there 
is not really a need to go seeking all around for something else as 
there is no real "else".

I have tasted several flavors, the first one was Corel Linux 1... (yes, 
sorry i did), Red Hat 7, Mandrake 8, 9, and 10 Suse 7.1 and 8, Conectiva 
10, the "U" distro since 5.5 up to 8.04, and more recently since the 
huge mistake about going on KDE 4 so early i started on Fedora (happened 
to be a lot more stable and working).
I have tasted KDE 2, 3 and 4, also Gnome (a long time ago), XFCE on U 
and Debian...

There is not really a big thing about going back and forward, i ended on 
KDE for my windowish like and ended on Fedora wich made my laptop's ATI 
chipset/battery/ACPI/video actually work because "U" didnt.

If there is a bug on Gnome it should be documented, if not, you should 
try to make a hard work and install-reboot program by program as many 
times you need until you find what's the problem. (and maybe notify a 
bug, but i dont think it's a bug)

I think you're messing around on software sources, and maybe making 
things conflict. I DID A LOT OF TIMES!!!!.

I used debian"ish" most of the time, and the repository system made me 
(let me) make a lot of mistakes, one should'nt put any source anytime, 
you have to study what you use as a source, since a new package could 
have a new library(BETA), wich may interfere with another installed 
program/library and even make the package manager to uninstall an old 
version (WORKING) to everything go wrong.

So if you're using mixed betas and stables from different sources, 
you'll surely end on a headache. I repeat, I DID A LOT OF TIMES

John Jason Jordan escribió:
> Already been there. Spent a couple days trying out Sidux. Xfce is
> tolerable, but I just can't love KDE. It's a matter of personal taste,
> so there's no point in arguing with me. :)
> I'm currently trying OpenSuse. But this morning I restarted the
> computer and the window manager failed to load. Right back to the
> problems I had with Debian testing (twice) and Fedora 12. All three use
> the new version of Gnome 2.8.0 or 2.8.1. So does Karmic Koala. It is
> becoming obvious that there is some obscure bug in the latest Gnome
> that is being triggered by something that I am installing. It's not
> Scribus, because I installed Scribus yesterday morning and have
> rebooted numerous times since without issue.
> So far I kind of like OpenSuse, and it reputedly plays well with
> Scribus. Since I've been bitten by the same Gnome bug four times now, I
> am going to reformat and install OpenSuse 11.1, which uses the previous
> version of Gnome.
> On Sun, 29 Nov 2009 16:27:03 +0000
> Figaro <marquiseduchatelet at charter.net> wrote:
>> John,
>> Take a serious look at sidux.
>> http://www.sidux.com
>> I'm certain you'll find a home.
>> matthew
>> John Jason Jordan wrote:
>>> 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?
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