[scribus] Windows zip file distribution

Jürgen Weber weberjn at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 20:16:43 UTC 2012

Yes, it's a nice installer. Unfortunately, it need's admin rights,
even if it wouldn't have to (as Scribus runs fine without being
On my home PC I also work without Admin rights.

Seems like there are more people who don't like installers: see


On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM, Craig Bradney <cbradney at zip.com.au> wrote:
> On 1/10/12 8:52 PM, Jürgen Weber wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I tried to install 1.4 on Windows XP, but the installer needs Admin
>> rights, which on company PCs not many users have.
>> But, after installing Scribus with Admin rights, zipping the program
>> folder and moving it to a machine without Admin rights, Scribus simply
>> works.
>> So, I suggest, you provide a simple ZIP download.
> We like our installer.. however.. if your company requires you to have admin rights to install, then
> there is a reason. Circumventing that to install something could be against their policies for all
> sorts of reasons (basic security, viruses, licensing, etc).
> Craig
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