Win32 version of Scribus
In february 2005 Trolltech announced that version 4 of the QT library used by Scribus will be available for Windows under the GNU General Public License (GPL). This brings the possibility of a native Windows port of Scribus a step closer. It's still a long way off though, and not really in anyone's plans. First QT4 needs to be released ("second quarter of 2005"), then Scribus would need to be updated to QT4 (a substantial job in itself), then ported to Windows. So it might happen at some point, but don't hold your breath!--Joeboy 13:49, 9 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Hence I've created this page for posting notes relating to the ongoing effort to compile Scribus under Cygwin/X11 for win32. Since that is our next best option.
However, don't forget we already have one working recipe for Installing Scribus on Win32 using version 1.2.1 binary snapshots compiled for Cygwin/QT3/X11. :)
Now efforts to compile the latest Scribus for Cygwin/X11 are ongoing, though I haven't been successful yet. However I have had gotten as far as a running a successful configure of the 1.3 version from CVS, and there is a patch available for the 1.2.1 version at the kde-cygwin download area.
Here are some notes from some of the experiences I've had so far:
379 rm -fr Scribus/ 380 cvs -z3 co -r Version13x Scribus 381 tar jcvf tar-Scribus13cvs.tar Scribus 382 cd Scribus/ 383 make -f Makefile.cvs noone@sector0 ~/src/Scribus $ CFLAGS="-fdata-sections" CXXFLAGS="-fdata-sections" LDFLAGS="-Wl, --enable-runtime-pseudo-reloc, --script, $QTDIR/mkspecs/cygwin-g++/i386pi.x-no-rdata" ./configure --prefix=/opt/scribus/1.3 checking build system type... i686-pc-cygwin checking host system type... i686-pc-cygwin checking target system type... i686-pc-cygwin checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking for -p flag to install... yes checking whether build environment is sane... yes checking for gawk... gawk checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes checking for pkg-config... no checking for libart2-config... /usr/bin/libart2-config checking for style of include used by make... GNU checking for gcc... gcc checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables See `config.log' for more details. noone@sector0 ~/src/Scribus $