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by DocAltMed
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: An Open Source Substitute for Scrivener
Replies: 9
Views: 11861

An Open Source Substitute for Scrivener

I hope that L&L doesn't mind me posting this. I'm not affiliated with the author, and this software does not run on any of the platforms that Scrivener does. But it does run on Linux, and it is an effective substitute for Scrivener that is native to Linux and open source. It is called Manuskript...
by DocAltMed
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Project templates missing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Re: Project templates missing?

That's the way it's always been for me as well.
by DocAltMed
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Force scrivener to pick up the os' skinning (GTK)
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: Force scrivener to pick up the os' skinning (GTK)

Hmm...it seems like it might be similar to the problem I'm having. See:

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=22021

But I have no answer either.
by DocAltMed
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Font rendering
Replies: 4
Views: 2360

Font rendering

I'm using Scrivener on Ubuntu 12.10 now, with the Unity desktop. The font rendering is, if not execrable, then somewhere between sub-optimal and "I want to rip my eyes out." The best way I can describe it is that the menus and toolbar look like a Windows program running under Wine without ...
by DocAltMed
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Okay, what's after v1.1?
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: Okay, what's after v1.1?

I'm not sure I've ever understood the logic behind the release-with-expiration-date thing. The level of regression which occurs with this program with updates (e.g., uninstallable on 64-bit systems) makes being a beta tester a bit more difficult. It is particularly frustrating when there are fairly ...
by DocAltMed
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: What does this error message mean?
Replies: 1
Views: 732

What does this error message mean?

Starting Scrivener from terminal, I get this: p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory The application seems to work, regardless. Can somebo...
by DocAltMed
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: spell check in the beta deb 101
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Re: spell check in the beta deb 101

If you're running a 64-bit Linux, you have to kinda sorta jump through a couple of hoops. Nothing horrible though. Instructions:

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=15895#p112150
by DocAltMed
Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Scrivener 1 for Linux?
Replies: 20
Views: 4226

Re: Scrivener 1 for Linux?

Although PPAs are by far the most convenient, I also like Kovid Goyal's upgrade approach for Calibre. The program notifies you if there is an update available on startup. If you choose to update, you are directed to a web page with a one-line command that you can copypasta into terminal. Press retur...
by DocAltMed
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Native v Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 2476

Re: Native v Wine

I, too, have the "ugly in Wine" problem. Did the Winetricks thing, but under Wine, Scrivener still looks like I would need beer goggles to love it.

Someday I'm going to use the last half of that sentence not on a forum.
by DocAltMed
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Mouse cursor placement broken Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Re: Mouse cursor placement broken Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit

roguish wrote:
roguish wrote:I Conclusion: flaky behaviour but not fatal.


This describes so many of the relationships in my life. Why not Scrivener as well?
by DocAltMed
Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Mouse cursor placement broken Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Mouse cursor placement broken Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit

I couldn't get the .deb file to install correctly, even using the forced architecture command. However I have been able to get a manual install working with one exception. The program misplaces the mouse cursor up and to the left by a significant margin. Thus, accessing the menus has to be done with...
by DocAltMed
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Linux - Is it worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 3131

Re: Linux - Is it worth it?

Regarding the launcher: for some reason, installing the deb (even with the forced architecture thing going) doesn't give me a functioning Scrivener. Thus, I have to untar everything and move it manually, per the wiki instructions. That works fine, except then I have to make myself a new launcher, wh...
by DocAltMed
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Linux - Is it worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 3131

Re: Linux - Is it worth it?

I've been running the native Linux version exclusively for many moons. I can't vouch for the production aspects of the system, as my mighty tome has yet to near completion; but in terms of the application's ability to help organize the larger work and manage my research, I have no complaints. I did ...
by DocAltMed
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Which Linux distro do you use for Scrivener?
Replies: 140
Views: 39219

Re: Which Linux distro do you use for Scrivener?

Ubuntu 32-bit and 64-bit, 11.04. Using both Unity and KDE 4.6.
by DocAltMed
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Link please?
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Link please?

Spoke too soon.

I just installed the LinuxScrivenerBeta16.tgz version, and I'm still getting the "expired on June 30 2011" message.

Any additional suggestions? Thanks in advance.