[scribus] Fedora 16

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 13 01:00:03 UTC 2012

On 01/12/2012 07:41 PM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:35:12 -0500
> Gregory Pittman<gregp_ky at yahoo.com>  dijo:
>> For those interested in how long it takes Fedora to update Scribus, I
>> just today received 1.4.0 as an upgrade from their repo.
> A couple days after it was announced here I asked on the Fedora forums.
> A kind person told me it was in the testing repos, so I was able to
> install it with yum --enable-repo (or something close to that; forget
> the exact command).
> They never did get RC6 even in testing. And it is possible that my
> query on the forums spurred them to get 1.4.0 out; had I not asked it
> might still not be in the main repos. I even mentioned that it was time
> to retire and move 1.4.0 to stable. I expressed some annoyance
> in my language.
> I learned a lot over the past two years of Fedora, so I don't regret
> the experience, but when my current 4.5 year old computer needs
> replacing I'm probably going to go back to Ubuntu or Mint or something
> else. Fedora is, on the one hand too cutting edge for me, and on the
> other hand too slow to get things like Scribus in the repos.

To be a bit explanatory though, the recent version was 1.3.9 -- they 
made the unfortunate decision to quickly adopt 1.3.4 years ago, and 
didn't want to listen when I told them this was a mistake.

I think that waiting from 1.3.9 to 1.4.0 was not necessarily a bad decision.


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