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by Dragle
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Installation Assistance?
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: Do Not See Ubuntu Download

Hi, on the Linux Announcement, I do not see any download link; the only link I see opens the Deb download page. Is there still a version available for non-deb linux? (I'm running 32-bit ubuntu 11.10). thanks- g. Ubuntu does use .deb files (it's based on Debian, which is where ".deb" comes...
by Dragle
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Latest version?
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Latest version?

Yep, I'm an idiot. So I installed the .deb and it works. One more question. Was the .deb supposed to create a launcher? Because I have nothing anywhere in my menu or on my desktop. I did Alt-F2 and typed Scrivener and it started up just fine. I can create my own launcher but I'm just wondering if th...
by Dragle
Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Latest version?
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Latest version?

Sorry if this is just my fault for switching to decaf, but... I was away during November doing NaNoWriMo, and now that I have time to spend learning the software, I want to try Scrivener to continue working on my NaNo novel. So I come back and wow, there has been a lot of activity here. I've been re...
by Dragle
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Native v Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 2337

Re: Native v Wine

I downloaded the Windows Nano trial and played around with the fonts. Other than the user interface/menu fonts, the rest now look OK. Then assuming the Linux version is released, I'll download that too. Theoretically, the same project can be opened in either version, so we don't really have to choos...
by Dragle
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Native v Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 2337

Re: Native v Wine

Your screenshots look much better than what I got. I'm pretty sure I ran the commands you listed and maybe even some other stuff it talked about on the wiki or somewhere, but it still looked really bad. Are there some other Wine settings that you have adjusted as well? The only thing I've been able ...
by Dragle
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Native v Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 2337

Re: Native v Wine

(running Ubuntu 10.04) I found running the Wine version very unpleasant, and it looked hideous--but I've never learned how to make Wine programs not be ugly. I wouldn't be able to work in that environment. The Linux version seemed to work for me under Gnome 2 , except for the bugs. Are you saying th...
by Dragle
Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Beta that lasts through November?
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Beta that lasts through November?

Thanks for those links. I posted a request for a November-long Linux version on the Nanowrimo thread, just in case they might see it there.

UPDATE: Good news, the answer is that a Linux version should be available this weekend!
http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forum_comments/269311
by Dragle
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Beta that lasts through November?
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Beta that lasts through November?

Yes, I'm still on 10.04. I didn't install it via the .deb file, anyway, so it's not that. I saw on the Nano forums that there is supposed to be a Windows Nano trial that doesn't expire until Dec. 7th. I don't find it mentioned on the Scrivener site though. I guess that's the thing that bothers me mo...
by Dragle
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Beta that lasts through November?
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Beta that lasts through November?

Any chance there will be a Linux Beta by Oct 31 that won't expire until after the end of November? I had been thinking of trying to use Scrivener for NanoWrimo, but there is no time to spare if on Nov. 7, the next Beta isn't immediately ready to install and work done to that point is suddenly unacce...
by Dragle
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Linux - Is it worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2948

Re: Linux - Is it worth it?

I was wondering about that too. From what I can tell by looking at the website and forum, most of the info about it is apparently produced by the Linux end users. It seems to be a kind of "unofficial" or experimental thing. I guess as long as it's a free beta like this, you can just try an...
by Dragle
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Linux Problem: No "Edit -> Special characters..." dialog
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Linux Problem: No "Edit -> Special characters..." dialog

Thanks, I hadn't thought of that. I'll give that a try, but on principle that doesn't seem to be a very practical approach, unless you actually have a USA International keyboard either at your fingertips or in your head. Well, it's actually just the standard USA keyboard, but the right Alt key (Alt...
by Dragle
Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Linux Problem: No "Edit -> Special characters..." dialog
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Linux Problem: No "Edit -> Special characters..." dialog

For the commonly used accented characters I find it easiest to use the keyboard (Alt Gr + a, etc.). EDIT: forgot to mention I have selected the "USA International (AltGr dead keys) keyboard layout. You could also run Character map (gucharmap), double-click the character you want then ctrl-v to ...
by Dragle
Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Which Linux distro do you use for Scrivener?
Replies: 140
Views: 37490

Re: Which Linux distro do you use for Scrivener?

Ubuntu 10.04 with the last best Gnome. 8)
by Dragle
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Late to the game
Replies: 24
Views: 12922

Re: Late to the game

garpu wrote:Did fontsmooth-rgb help any?

I didn't try it, but I'll keep it in mind for the next time I run something under wine, so thanks for the advice. :)
by Dragle
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Late to the game
Replies: 24
Views: 12922

Re: Late to the game

Wine nightmares. Yuk, who wants to go there? I'm sorry this has been such a bear for you. FORTUNATELY the Linux beta 0.0.29 is out now. It's a tarball, but follow the instructions someone has already posted and it should work fine. I've got it installed, and it appears to be working fine. Usual bet...