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Scribus => Installation and Setup => Topic started by: apastuszak on June 10, 2014, 09:41:02 pm

Title: Why is it so hard to get the latest version of Scribus on Linux?
Post by: apastuszak on June 10, 2014, 09:41:02 pm
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)
Title: Re: Why is it so hard to get the latest version of Scribus on Linux?
Post by: MichaelRpdx 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.
Title: Re: Why is it so hard to get the latest version of Scribus on Linux?
Post by: Ooker 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?
Title: Re: Why is it so hard to get the latest version of Scribus on Linux?
Post by: Duane_C 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.
Title: Re: Why is it so hard to get the latest version of Scribus on Linux?
Post by: corebots 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.
Title: Re: Why is it so hard to get the latest version of Scribus on Linux?
Post by: Kunda 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 (https://github.com/scribusproject/homebrew-scribus)

Want something, then lean in and help.

Cheers