[scribus] 1.4.0 RC1

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Sat Feb 19 18:11:57 CET 2011

On Sat, 19 Feb 2011 15:21:58 +0100
Peter Linnell <mrdocs at scribus.info> dijo:

>>>>> John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> dijo:
>>>>>> My main computer is my laptop, which has Fedora 14, x86_64.
>>>>> I finally found it. The syntax is "yum
>>>>> --enablerepo=updates-testing install scribus." But apparently
>>>>> 1.4.0 RC1 isn't in updates-testing yet:
>>>>> scribus-1.3.9-1.fc14.x86_64 already installed and latest version
>>>>> Nothing to do
>>>> I just verified that 1.4.0 RC1 is not yet in Fedora
>>>> updates-testing. Has it not been sent to them yet? Or have the
>>>> fine folks at Fedora lost the file?

>> All Linux users have the option of downloading the source code via 
>> svn, compiling Scribus, and installing it. The Wiki gives adequate 
>> instructions. That frees you from waiting on someone to put together
>> a deb or rpm package. You will first need to download and install
>> the gcc compiler. I already to this each night for the 1.5.0
>> version.  Today I will set it up for 1.4.0 as well. 

>Correct. However, some folks like to use their native package manager
>for their distribution. Even someone like me who has all the
>development tools needed, I generally prefer even myself to use
>packages. The exceptions for me are Scribus and Fontmatrix.
>Moreover, not everyone has the knowledge of diagnosing failed compiles.
>Often the error messages are not exactly friendly to someone new to
>As for Scribus, I think the team as a whole does a really good job of
>releasing packages for all the platforms in a timely manner. Most of
>the time the MacOSX, Windows, Debian/Ubuntu and rpms are all ready at
>release time. Os/2 usually does not lag too often either. (Thanks

I am sure that the problem lies with Fedora. When 1.3.9 was released I
was able to install it from updates-testing right away. But they seem
to have misplaced the 1.4.0 RC1 package.

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