Talk:Win32 version of Scribus

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What does it mean when you say on your front page:

"With this release, we also commence support for Scribus running natively on Windows and Mac OS X."

I see comments about a half-baked cygwin port if your lucky, or waiting for Scribus to be ported to QT4. To me, Windows support means I can download a exe installer and not have to compile anything. --Axiom 15:36, 5 Aug 2005 (CEST)

Axiom, I agree that there's an issue there. Mac OS X support is alpha quality, and win32 is in the early stages of porting. There's probably a missing "work on" in there.

That said, "windows support" means "it runs on Windows." Currently, public release builds don't (cygwin isn't native, and is gross, plus the port is outdated). Nonetheless, windows support does not really require an easy to use self-contained installer. It'd be nice, and is the goal, but doesn't have to be the case. It's not support in the sense of "supported product" or "technical support" after all - not unless we decide to put it in a box and give people the option of buying supported versions (something I don't see as likely at this point).

--Ringerc 20:13, 5 Aug 2005 (CEST)