[scribus] Linux vs Windows for Scribus ?

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 6 03:14:50 CEST 2009

On 09/04/2009 08:47 AM, Robert Marma wrote:
> Hello,
>    I constantly follow the posted emails and responses, which are both enlightening and informative, especially for a "newbie" like myself.  It's been awhile since I bothered you and the contributors to this mailing list with what must appear to be simplistic queries, and I appreciate the time, attention, AND PATIENCE the Scribus Team and your knowledgeable contributors are willing to invest in responding to them.  :)
>    This time, my question has to do with using Linux.  I installed Scribus on two Windows XP-based laptops--a 6-year-old Compaq Presario and a recently purchased Asus EeePC netbook.  I was wondering if there would be any advantage(s) to partitioning the hard drive of each system, and then running Linux/Windows and installing a Linux version of Scribus, which the majority of the contributors to this e-mailing appear to be using.  For example, are there more dependencies, script libraries, and other GPL software available for the Linux version and for Linux, in general?
>    If the answer to both of these questions is "yes", then I am wondering if I Will I need to begin studying Linux commands and command structure, as I did many, many years ago with MS-DOS?  [I obviously know very little about Linux, so please bear with me.]  Also, if I decide to take this route, should I consider only the community-driven Linux versions--such as Debian and Gentoo--or would I be better off trying to get commercially-backed versions like Fedora, openSUSE, Ubuntu, or Mandriva?  Also, what about Slackware?  What dependencies should I install for each?  I would appreciate any information and guidance anyone can provide?  Thank all of you, and keep up the great work!!   :)
The advantage of using Linux is compiling your own Scribus, easy once 
you learn how. Compiling on Windows is possible but not easy, and most 
on Windows use the stable version, officially released unstable or 
snapshots from svn, periodically available.

Aside from that, most if not all of us using Linux would use Linux even 
if Scribus didn't exist (shudder).

If you look at the archive for the list, you will see that specific 
Linux distros has been discussed recently in depth -- probably all sides 
of the issue have been presented already.


Like most long discussions, expect many digressions.


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