[scribus] Scribus for MacOS X Tiger ( 10.4 ) and a PowerPC processor
Teodor-Toma Silvestru Muntean
teodomas at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 26 10:39:27 UTC 2011
Hi, I'm Leopard user on G4 PowerPC, so, please if is not to hard, don't drop the mac PowerPC support, it is good for me the stable release and time to time one RC / unstable.
--- On Wed, 10/26/11, Gunter Woysch <Gunter.Woysch la gmx.de> wrote:
From: Gunter Woysch <Gunter.Woysch la gmx.de>
Subject: [scribus] Scribus for MacOS X Tiger ( 10.4 ) and a PowerPC processor
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Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 9:56 AM
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> hi martin,
> is there any way to have an idea who is still using tiger (and scribus)?
> the reason why in the past i have pushed scribus on tiger is that there
> is no stable version that really works on os x! (and several people seem
> to be using scribus on tiger; as an example in schools)
> as you correctly say in your mail, your leaving the tiger users with a
> working fink which won't be updated in the future... but they are left
> with a working fink!
> on the scribus side 1.4 will be the first stable scribus for os x!
> personally, seeing this struggle and the disapearing support for tiger
> from everywhere, i start to think that it would be good to have the
> latest 1.4RC (with the patch for page switching for mac...) as a last
> release for tiger.
> this way, the tiger folks get the best we can deliver now, but since we
> are not releasing a stable version for tiger we won't have to support it
> for the whole lifecycle of 1.4.x.
> what do you think about it?
> is anybody out there who knows people using scribus on tiger?
Tiger is MacOS X 10.4, and versions of it run still on a PowerPC G4 processor and not on the Intel processors.
I know at least one user, who built Scribus 1.3.9 from the sources.
It finally took about a day of compilation time ( including QT4 ) on a Mac mini, after debugging this process with very competent support from the scribus list team.
This user does not want to repeat this experience, until he is assured that he would be successful again - but only for a finally stable release of Scribus.
Any prepackaged version for MacOS X 10.4 and a PowerPC processor would be really preferred!
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