[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 28, Issue 28

Henry Hartley henryhartley at westat.com
Mon Jul 19 18:37:04 CEST 2010

a.l.e wrote:
>> if you really want to give 1.5svn a try, your first step will be to
>> install a linux distribution as dual boot (as a jon followers, you
>> may directly try slackware... if you want to follow the scribus
>> team install opensuse... and if you are a common grazing sheep go
>> for ubuntu). 
>> then read and follow
>> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Building_SVN_versions_with_CMake

Another option for those on Windows, if you don't want to dual boot, is the VMWare Player (http://www.vmware.com/support/product-support/player/). Download and install that, then download and run any of a large selection of Linux virtual appliances. I have complied 1.5svn in a Fedora 13 virtual appliance with no problem, following the instructions listed on the wiki page linked to by a.l.e. There are slackware, openSuse, and Ubuntu appliances available, although I can't say anything about them as I've never installed any of them.

I have also put Fedora 13 on a USB drive using liveusb-creator (https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/) and installed Scribus on that. Although in this case I installed 1.3.7, compiling 1.5svn should work there, as well.

Running Fedora either of these ways is going to be slower than running directly from a hard drive but you don't need a separate partition. Nor do you need to make any changes to your boot record. They are pretty handy options for getting your feet wet with Linux or just trying something out.


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