[scribus] building with Qt 4.4.3

vwf vwf at vulkor.net
Wed Sep 2 19:23:18 CEST 2009

On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 06:20:34PM +0200, Craig wrote:
> John Culleton wrote:
> > On Monday 31 August 2009 05:26:39 vwf wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I am still running scribus 1.3.5 RC2 on Debian stable (Lenny)
> >> because the are no new builds. The reason would be that the 
> > newer
> >> scribus versions require Qt 4.5. Just to give it a try I changed
> >> the cmake configuration back to Qt 4.4. It builds fine with a 
> > 'normal'
> >> series of warnings, and it seems to run fine.
> > 
> > I tried to compile the latest with Qt 4.4 and it blew up of 
> > course.  Even when I installed Qt 4.5 Scribus found 4.4 and 
> > wouldn't compile.
> > 
> > I installed Slackware Linux 13 (which has QT 4.5) on a separate 
> > partition and compiles OK.  
> > 
> > I do wonder if this chasing after the very latest version of Qt etc. 
> > adds sufficient value to make up for the frustration of users like
> > you and me. 
> Those not wishing to chase versions can use the stable version of
> Scribus. We want the newest features, and as soon as 4.6 comes out, we
> will likely move to that very soon for OSX Snow Leopard compatibility.
> Mind you, I did get a Cocoa Qt 4.5.2 version of 1.5.0svn to build and
> run today.

Thank you both for your replies. 

First: I compiled scribus fine on Debian stable with Qt 4.4.3-1
John's failing to compile may have to do with minor version differences.

Last April(?) I started using scribus 1.3.5 because it had some features
I liked. I chose to use it for production when it became a _release
candidate_. To me, a release candidate is as stable as is needed to
become the next production version; only when problems appear during
testing, changes are made. I knew then that I needed to complete a book
now (about Sept 15). It was kind of a gamble, but an educated gamble to
the best of my knowledge (I made many of these gambles in the last 15
years using Linux).

If one updates to the latest libraries during the release-candidate
testing-phase just to incluse the latest features, I think this is a

Maybe scribus 1.3.5RC2 works, maybe not (with serious consequences). If
you like people to use your software for serious work, I think you may
need to reconsider your policies.  So far it still works fine; soon I
will know whether the printer can handle the files or not.

Thank you,

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