[scribus] Announcement: Scribus 1.3.9 released

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Dec 2 16:51:26 CET 2010

On Thursday 02 December 2010 02:39:26 John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Wed, 01 Dec 2010 09:11:02 -0500
> Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> dijo:
> >> I'm still waiting for it to appear in the Fedora repositories as
> >> well. But it will get there. I can be patient.
> >
> >I know that Fedora will indeed have a 64-bit update, and probably
> >soon. Ubuntu was supposed to be helping us get Scribus into the
> >mainstream repos for the various *buntus, but I don't know the
> > status of that.
> I am giving my long awaited presentation on Scribus to our local
> LUG tomorrow evening. It would be cool if I had 1.3.9, but it's
> still not in the Fedora updates repo. Apparently it is in
> updates-testing, and I tried to enable that repo temporarily just
> so I could grab it easily, but yum is a mysterious woman. I
> followed the man page to the letter, but it does not work - "yum
> --enablerepo=updates-testing." And instead of telling me
> specifically what I did wrong it just dumps the contents of --help.
> I long for my Ubuntu days when I could use Synaptic.
> Oh well. My audience knows little of Scribus. They probably won't
> even notice I'm still using 1.3.8.
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Attention all Linux users. You can wait for the repository or do what 
I do, compile from source. Here are the steps:
1. Download from:
the file: scribus-1.3.9.tar.bz2
2.  go to a command console and execute
bunzip2 scribus-1.3.9.tar.bz2
3. tar xvf scribus-1.3.9.tar
4. cd Scribus-1.3.9
5. cmake . (note the space followed by a period)
(go have lunch or do something else on the computer for an hour or 

Compiling from source means you never have to wait for someone to 
update a repository. I do that with most of my publishing programs. I 
use Slackware 13.0 and the xfce desktop gui. 
John Culleton, 
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