[scribus] Building Scribus 1.5 for Windows

John L. Poole jlpoole56 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 19:53:39 UTC 2012

On 7/14/2012 11:42 AM, john Culleton wrote:
> Consider using other compiling methods, such as Cygwin. I have
> not used it on Scribus sources but it works fine for e.g. Open Cobol.
> And rather than investing 30 hours I suggest that a small Linux
> partition would work more easily. I used to keep a partition with
> an obsolete version of Slackware Linux just to get to Quanta
> Plus, a graphical web page creator. You could use a similar
> partition just for Scribus 1.5.0.
Thank you, John.

The partition suggestion is a great idea (and I have my Gentoo laptop 
which I can work on); however, I do want to see Scribus readily deployed 
on the desktops of people and friends I work with on outside projects so 
we can have a uniform system for collaborating.  Asking them to do 
something other than install a windows (or Mac based) program would be 
too much; even getting them to install a program sometimes takes 
perserverance.  I'd like them to have the latest and greatest, 
especially with the advent of the scripting engine undergoing a major 
change.   We have a lot of nonprofits in Napa  (since there seems to be 
a lot of wealthy people here) and I think having a uniform engine, e.g. 
Scribus, for creating content could be a real service to the community, 
so I'm looking beyond my own needs.

By creating an XML punch list, I'd be memorializing a lot of the 
know-how that escapes documentation.  I was meticulously keeping a 
record of everything I did until I came upon the podofo 0.8.4, I found 
myself doing all kinds of things to get the project to finally build.  
That's when I realized there needs to be a database type record of all 
these variables, and since Scribus is XML based, what better than using 
an XML project file for a Windows install?  For example, I'd like to see 
the current version of podofo, 0.9.1, integrated or conflicts identified 
so they can be considered by the Scribus developers.  I ended up using 
projects I thought merited the risk of higher versions, e.g. TIFF and 
JPEG, that surpassed the versions specified in the instructions in 
BUILDING_win32_msvc.txt. I have to learn how the outside projects are 
being vetted by the Scribus developers so I don't go too far out on a limb.
Email Rider

John Laurence Poole
P.O. Box 6566
Napa CA 94581-6566
707-812-1323 office

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