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Which Linux distro would you like to see Scribus maintaining repositories for?

Ubuntu
6 (60%)
Debian
2 (20%)
OpenSuse
0 (0%)
Fedora
2 (20%)
Other
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: October 27, 2015, 01:09:47 pm

Author Topic: Why is it so hard to get the latest version of Scribus on Linux?  (Read 2513 times)

apastuszak

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If I want to install Scribus on Windows or Mac, I just download and install.  Linux is another story:

1. Ubuntu - The Scribus friends PPA only provides trunk builds, and Ubuntu itself is providing an 1.4.2 SVN version.  The other repositories only have 1.4.3 and don't support 14.04
2. Fedora 20 - The mrdocs repository has errors and there is no rpm in the directory for Fedora 20
3. Arch Linux - Nothing in AUR for it. (not Arch's fault, more community)

MichaelRpdx

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Re: Why is it so hard to get the latest version of Scribus on Linux?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 12:32:02 am »
If I want to install Scribus on Windows or Mac, I just download and install.  Linux is another story:

3. Arch Linux - Nothing in AUR for it. (not Arch's fault, more community)
Why bother with the AUR? Scribus is in the community repository.
michael@bivy ~ % pacman -Ss scribus  
community/scribus 1.4.4-2 [installed]
    Desktop publishing software
michael@bivy ~ %   

Current release is just a `sudo pacman -S scribus` away.

Ooker

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Re: Why is it so hard to get the latest version of Scribus on Linux?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 11:40:17 pm »
I use Netrunner, a distro based on Kubuntu. Kubuntu is a KDE version of Ubuntu. Should I select Ubuntu?

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Re: Why is it so hard to get the latest version of Scribus on Linux?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2015, 06:31:07 pm »
I use Debian and MX-14 and AntiX-15

I used to use Mepis but there will not be any more versions of that Distro produced as far as I know.

These are all based off of Debian itself.

Thank goodness the Mepis community which maintains Mepis and MX-14 and AntiX-15 puts the stable versions of Scribus in their own repository.
I wish there were more recent versions available in Debian itself.

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Re: Why is it so hard to get the latest version of Scribus on Linux?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2015, 01:14:01 pm »
we're at Fedora 23 already. please make scribus more gnome friendly. also a 'dark-theme' variant would be great! I'm still hoping to see scribus using a headerbar on gnome, and a dark ui. stable and installable from gnome-software.

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Re: Why is it so hard to get the latest version of Scribus on Linux?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2015, 08:20:28 pm »
Thanks for the feedback.

Just one heads-up: help us make it more gnome friendly. We're all volunteers here.
I created the homebrew formula for Scribus on OSX

Want something, then lean in and help.

Cheers

 

palmate