Linux 1.9.01 Beta Released

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:52 pm Post

Due to WIN10 I'm changing to Linux/UBUNTU permanently. I very much appreciate that this Beta is available, so I can continue my work, with some smaller drawbacks, as I know from Windows. However, I would very much appreciate a fully supported LINUX version.

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Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:22 am Post

I'm able to run Scrivener for Windows 1.9.6 very nicely under WINE on a Debian linux variant, stable version "Jessie." WineHQ has released a script update that links to their continuous updates, which helps. The recent improvements in Scrivener are worth trying out, if WINE works for you.
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Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:48 pm Post

Graybyrd wrote:I'm able to run Scrivener for Windows 1.9.6 very nicely under WINE on a Debian linux variant, stable version "Jessie." WineHQ has released a script update that links to their continuous updates, which helps. The recent improvements in Scrivener are worth trying out, if WINE works for you.


I will give it a try. I also run EVE-Online so. :mrgreen:

But for programs which need "open file", "save file" e.t.c. the Windows-like handling is a drawback, as the filesystem structure differs from the UNIX filesystem structure. I would prefer to get rid of the "z:\" mountpoints. The other alternative could be to keep a WIN7 environment in a virtual box. At least until 2020 … :twisted:

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Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:41 am Post

Does it work in Ubuntu 16.04?

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Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:06 pm Post

Sorry for my bad english, but i try my best:
I'm new to Scrivener and also to the Linux-World (Linux Mint 18, Cinnamon 64-bit) . But i wanted to test both this weekend and had the problem with the german dictionaries. I found this:

IchIchIch wrote:
MimeticMouton wrote:Sorry to run in late on this, but philjaq, if you're having trouble downloading the French dictionaries from within Scrivener, you can download and install them manually following the directions in this article.

Thanks to everyone for your great support for Scrivener, both the generous licence purchases and your continued enthusiasm. :) We appreciate it!


I'm having problems downloading the German dictionary directly from within the application; it always fails. So I downloaded it from the provided link but the directions only explain how to manually install it on a Windows machine.

I can't figure out where to put it under a Linux (Mint 17) installation.

Any hint/help is much appreciated. Thanks.


But this haven't worked and it took me a while to figure out what the problem is. So if you download the dictionaries you have to "paste" them to "/home/<user>/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Scrivener/Aspell/dict". I didn't know that directories starting with a dot, are hidden and i have to manually enter the path, so that took me a while too.

The second problem was that i couldn't choose any language in the selection menu (it was empty). Then i tried the download again. It didn't work, but deleted those .rws and .multi files i put there earlier.
To keep it short: open the wine-config, select the "applications"-tab and select "Windows XP" (mine was set to Win7. Win8 will cause the same problem), as the Windows-version, at the bottom. Put the dictonary-files in the dict folder and then you should be able to choose it in the menu.

Everything works fine so far. But i don't have a big project and don't use every aspect of the tool (yet). But it works now and maybe someone else can make use of my mistakes.

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Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:11 pm Post

Got it working in ubuntu 16.04 by installing this package:
libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0

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Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:47 am Post

Thank you for the upgraded Linux version (to run under Ubuntu on a rather old HP laptop.)
I also purchased a Windows version (to run under WINE, and in appreciation.)

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Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:17 am Post

I don't know if anyone from Literature and Latte reads this forum, but thank you for the new version for Linux. I do have the windows version, but use a Chromebook mostly. I can install Linux on the Chromebook, so I can use the Linux version. I saw that my Windows versions wanted to update, but I put it off for a while because I didn't think Linux would be updated.

I am glad I saw that it has been! Thank you so much!!

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Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:08 am Post

MimeticMouton wrote:Sorry to run in late on this, but philjaq, if you're having trouble downloading the French dictionaries from within Scrivener, you can download and install them manually following the directions in this article


Hi,

I try hard to install french dictionaries but I can't.
Any help very welcome in this thread maybe :-)

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Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:24 pm Post

Thank you Literature and Latte, I paid for Mac version, and just moved to Linux, and I was super happy to find this - and have it installed and running quickly!

Is there any way to convince you to continue supporting the Linux ecosystem? I'd happily buy another copy, just to encourage support!

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Thu May 04, 2017 4:55 am Post

I use both Mac and Linux, and paid for Scrivener Mac version.

This year I'm fed up with Apple's decaying software quality and planning migrate all my work to Linux. So I'm very excited to find this.

Thank you Literature and Latte. Please, please keep this alive. I'm happy to buy another copy to support the project, and I'm myself a developer, if anything I can help, please let me know.

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I'm using Gentoo Linux distro and the tar.gz, manual install needed gstreamer plugins and libpng12 did the trick to run Scrivener.

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Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:31 pm Post

Hi
I used Scrivener for Windows but since 2 years I use it for Linux, by choice.
But now I just bought and tried Scrivener for Ios, syncing it with my Dropbox account.
Trouble: Scrivener Ios sees the files of Scrivener Linux, but in Linux, it only sees its own files!
Do you know what to do? I am lost!
Thanks a lot!
Best regards
Cyril Sauvenay

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Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:41 pm Post

csv wrote:Hi
I used Scrivener for Windows but since 2 years I use it for Linux, by choice.
But now I just bought and tried Scrivener for Ios, syncing it with my Dropbox account.
Trouble: Scrivener Ios sees the files of Scrivener Linux, but in Linux, it only sees its own files!
Do you know what to do? I am lost!
Thanks a lot!
Best regards
Cyril Sauvenay

Please read this thread: viewtopic.php?f=53&t=38022&p=231768&hilit=Linux+and+dropbox#p231768

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csv
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:12 pm Post

Hi
Thanks a lot, I understand the point.
Can you help? I tried something to go further: opening my Ios file in the Win version, sync it (everything's all right) AND AFTER open it in the Linux version. But I have a message telling me that the file is already open in another computer ( which is false, Scrivener is closed in the Ipad and in my windows computer).
Any suggestion?
Thank again!
Best regards
Cyril Sauvenay

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Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:56 pm Post

Sorry, Cyrus. I have no suggestions. I managed to remember the iOS/Linux syncing incompatibility from when I'd previously looked into Linux Scrivener. I've not kept up with it since. Do some searching in the "Scrivener on Linux" forum. Then if you come up empty, you'd have a better chance of getting a strategy response from an iOS/Linux/Windows veteran by posting a "New Topic" there (viewforum.php?f=33) rather than in this release thread.

Be descriptive as to how you're transferring the file from Windows to Linux, etc.... If I find out anything that I think will help, I'll post it there. Good luck.