[scribus] New features in Scribus 1.5.1svn -- feedback, testing and bug reports required
christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Tue Jun 16 05:53:32 UTC 2015
> Great news Christoph and thanks to all the developers for their efforts. Re
> item 5 and the release of libfreehand 0. 1. 1. your info for installing
> this is aimed at Linux users. This is a regular problem on this mailing
> list - it is all aimed at Linux users ! Can this new package be installed
> on Windows OS ? If so can info be put on the list regarding
> uploading/installing this package on Windows. I use XP 32 bit.
> Ivan Winters
Please understand that messages like the one you are referring to are addressed to those who are used to checking out our public source code directory on a regular basis, and who are also familiar with compiling Scribus, as well as some dependencies, from source. This is ridiculously easy on Linux and *BSD, a little less easy (but still easy) on OS X, but ridiculously complicated on Windows -- unless you're an experienced Windows developer.
If you want to test bleeding edge Scribus, I can only advise you to either create a separate Linux partition on your hard drive and install a reliable Linux distribution (e.g. Fedora, OpenSUSE), or to install one of the latter in a virtual machine, using a software like VirtualBox.
Also, there is no such thing as a "new package". That would be the 1.5.1 release. The new features I mentioned have been added the source code. If you cannot, for one reason or another, compile a Scribus svn checkout but want us to test, e.g., file import, you can upload (complex and potentially problematic) test files to the bugtracker.
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