[scribus] Windows zip file distribution

Nuno Pedrosa nuno.f.pedrosa at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 22:10:51 UTC 2012

Maybe you can use X-Scribus?

I prefer Portable Apps, too. I need to change computers in a regular basis
and it's a lot easier to have the SW I need in a USB drive I can take
anywhere and run.
I wish that something like that could be done as easily in Linux, too.

Nuno P.

On 11 January 2012 09:46, Rolf-Werner Eilert <eilert-sprachen at t-online.de>wrote:

> Am 10.01.2012 22:39, schrieb Gregory Pittman:
>  On 01/10/2012 03:07 PM, Craig Bradney 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).
>>>  I have had the same issue at work. For a time I could install to a
>> network space that is "mine", and could run Scribus from there, but then
>> later I found that this didn't work, I *think* because the installer
>> wanted to put the .scribus directory in some forbidden zone.
>> I have been open with the IS people so they know what I have been doing.
>> More recently, it seems they have liberalized my install privileges a
>> bit so I can install in a normal sort of way. I can understand why they
>> need to be careful, because most employees don't understand the risks of
>> finding some cute screensaver to download or some other thing that has a
>> hidden virus.
>> Greg
> For our accounting office, we have a Win7 PC which shows this strange
> behaviour with one of its programs: each time you start that program, the
> admin password has to be given. I got in touch with the makers, but they
> didn't have a clue what could cause it. If we were a larger firm with
> security issues, I would definitely worry here. Unfortunately, I know
> pretty few about Win world, so I can only guess that this program accesses
> some directory or service in some forbidden zone.
> Rolf
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