[scribus] downloading stable version of Scribus for Mac

Alison Saylor alison.saylor at gmail.com
Tue Dec 21 02:58:48 CET 2010

On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Paul Tansom <paul at aptanet.com> wrote:
> ** Alison Saylor <alison.saylor at gmail.com> [2010-12-19 23:49]:
>> On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 3:42 PM, Paul Tansom <paul at aptanet.com> wrote:
>> > ** Alison Saylor <alison.saylor at gmail.com> [2010-12-19 01:15]:
>> >> Well I do appreciate it in any case.  Have you had any luck
>> >> downloading prior versions of Scribus from the link you sent me?  I
>> >> get taken to Sourceforge where they display the other versions but
>> >> none of them is a live link.
>> > ** end quote [Alison Saylor]
>> >
>> > I've managed to download the 1.3.8 version, since that is linked at the top of
>> > the page. Other versions seem to take you to an empty directory, which isn't
>> > that helpful.
>> >
>> > I've only recently started using OS X on my own machine (as opposed to fixing
>> > other peoples Macs in a network environment) being primarily a Linux user (and
>> > Windows when I have to - another case of fixing it for other people!). I quite
>> > like it, particularly pleased to find ssh sitting there installed and ready to
>> > use, but they do seem to expect you to keep up with the latest version - even
>> > more so than Microsoft do. I keep coming across bug fixes that involve
>> > upgrading to 10.5 or newer :( 10.4 is only just over 5 years old and seems to
>> > be loosing application support, whereas XP is approaching 10 and is only now
>> > beginning to have this problem. Ah well, I'll likely stick with Linux as my
>> > main desktop anyway.
>> >
>> Ah, what link are you talking about for the 1.3.8?  I couldn't find a
>> working one.  I panicked because I am under deadline.  After my tech
>> person cancelled our appointment today I tried to install OS 10.5 and
>> managed to mess up everything, even my ability to get on the Internet,
>> and nothing, absolutely nothing was installed.  So I ran out and
>> rented a computer as today is the last free day I have to finish (and
>> start) my project that was due last week.  Ah well, hopefully I'll
>> have a very productive time for the rest of the day.  thanks for
>> responding!
> ** end quote [Alison Saylor]
> At the top of this page:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/OldFiles/
> There's text stating "Looking for the latest version? Download
> Scribus_1.3.8.dmg (72.2 MB)", which then links to:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus-devel/1.3.8/Scribus_1.3.8.dmg/download
> That's what I used, but being a dmg it doesn't support 10.4, so isn't much
> help.
> It has to be said that without my trusty Ubuntu installer (aptitude from the
> command line) I'm a little lost as to the latest version of Scribus. The Wiki
> talks about the latest stable version being, and the development
> version being 1.3.8.
> With a bit more exploring links I've now found:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus-devel/
> which has a list of versions; 1.3.6, 1.3.7, 1.3.8, 1.3.9. In each of these
> there is a dmg file, so theres:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus-devel/1.3.6/Scribus_1.3.6.dmg/download
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus-devel/1.3.7/Scribus%201.3.7.dmg/download
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus-devel/1.3.8/Scribus_1.3.8.dmg/download
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus-devel/1.3.9/Scribus_1.3.9.dmg/download
> I've just tried 1.3.6 not expecting it to work, and lo and behold it didn't and
> fails with the same error. To be expected really give the posts to this thread
> so far! The only particular thing of note was that the diagnostic report talked
> about it being Version: 1.3.5svn (???), so I'm assuming that is an oversight
> because I'm sure 1.3.5 was mentioned as the last one that worked from the dmg.
> Time for some sleep now though. This may become a pet project given that my
> Quicksilver seems bit low spec for 10.5. Then again I've got a working install
> on my Ubuntu box next to me so for me there's no rush.
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Thanks for all these links!  I went and rented a machine yesterday
with the latest OS so I could finish my project.  But these may come
in handy went I'm back to my old laptop so thank you very much!

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