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by Graybyrd
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 2.6.5 Svelte Icons
Replies: 65
Views: 8716

Re: Scrivener 2.6.5 Svelte Icons

There will be a Windows beta using the new file format out before the end of the month, in time to maintain cross-platform compatibility with the new Mac release. One can assume this will also mean that files converted/created using the new Windows beta will not be backwards compatible with ver. 1....
by Graybyrd
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: What happens in January 2016?
Replies: 9
Views: 3773

Re: What happens in January 2016?

I guess, if you're not comfortable using unsupported unofficial software that's in beta stage, you shouldn't be using Scrivener for Linux. Still, the worst case scenario as far as I can tell, is that you buy a Windows license and run it under WINE? Actually I own two Scrivener licenses (Mac & W...
by Graybyrd
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Who want a Linux release version?
Replies: 79
Views: 21894

Re: Who want a Linux release version?

They've not "abandoned" Linux... they've never actively developed for it. The Linux version is unofficial, provided by the team out of the kindness of their hearts. Thus this version doesn't "officially" exist, therefore any expiration date is inconsequential as we've no meaning...
by Graybyrd
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Who want a Linux release version?
Replies: 79
Views: 21894

Re: Who want a Linux release version?

I love how after every Windows release, there are always predictions that the Linux desktop market is going to become a serious alternative. The fact of the matter is, Linux is too scattered and widespread for the majority of consumers to ever get into it. If someone gets confused with an upgrade f...
by Graybyrd
Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Who want a Linux release version?
Replies: 79
Views: 21894

Re: Who want a Linux release version?

So there are no bits that don't work? The only thing is that some people might need help getting it installed and running in the first place, and there's no official technical support? I wouldn't go that far. The basic 'engine' works just fine: composition, gathering, splitting, and compiling, etc....
by Graybyrd
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: How do I buy it?
Replies: 11
Views: 3778

Re: How do I buy it?

The Linux version is a beta release; it is free to use. I find it works very, very well for draft and composition efforts. Last evening it was handling several files of 500 to 650 Mb length, and performing 'split' functions to break those files down to chapter length. No bugs, no fault, no hang-ups....
by Graybyrd
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: How do I buy it?
Replies: 11
Views: 3778

Re: How do I buy it?

I'm running the Linux beta version on Debian "Jessie" ... as far as I know, the beta expiration date is still set to the end of this year. The only 30-day expiry I can recall is for the trial versions of either Mac or Windows commercial versions. Lee and the crew have been very good about ...
by Graybyrd
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Unable to donate...
Replies: 7
Views: 2795

Re: Unable to donate...

I've been generally supportive of the Scrivener for Linux beta project, and aside from my Version 2.5 "Legacy" install on my Methuselah Mac (G4, OS-X 'Tiger') I've viewed the Linux effort as a hopeful future for Scrivener. I'm a bit disturbed by the disappointed response that more Linux us...
by Graybyrd
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Autocorrect is turning dont into dint. How to fix?
Replies: 23
Views: 2702

Re: Autocorrect is turning dont into dint. How to fix?

That's one reason I tend to be skeptical about "artificial intelligence" ... !

We are frequently required to tell the computer what it doesn't already know. :?
by Graybyrd
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Windows Learning Curve - Looking for Resources?
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: Windows Learning Curve - Looking for Resources?

Googling for answers won't help much. Your best bet is to patiently work through the tutorial, using Windows Scrivener. Any 'differences' are more to do with things unique to Mac OS, or to Windows. The functions of Scrivener are the same in either version. Yes, there are different control keys and c...
by Graybyrd
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: When an Automatic Backup Isn't Automatic
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: When and Automatic Backup Isn't Automatic

Interesting question. The manual (Sec B11) explains that automatic backups may not be desirable when working in a security-conscious environment, and tight control of where & when backups occur may be needed. Also there's mention that if the "automatic backup" box is enabled, then the ...
by Graybyrd
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Compatibility problem between Mac and Windows (using Wine)
Replies: 9
Views: 1987

Re: Compatibility problem between Mac and Windows (using Wine)

Two suggestions: have you tried the Linux version of Scrivener on your Linux install, instead of the Windows version on Wine? Since you have Scrivener on the Mac, and it is the most advanced of the bunch, I'd assume you'd want to use the full suite of compile, etc. tools there? I run both, and find ...
by Graybyrd
Sun May 31, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: administrative rights password needed for Scrivener
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: administrative rights password needed for Scrivener

Scrivener requires no password; most likely, you need to enter the password for your Linux administrator privileges, which you'd have set up when you installed Linux.
by Graybyrd
Wed May 27, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: List of Features that Don't Yet Work?
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

Re: List of Features that Don't Yet Work?

There is a work-around that works for some, but not all, linux installs: http://literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=18045&hilit=scratchpad+workaround#p145392 Admittedly, the work-around is a bit clumsy, but workable. However, I think that a more elegant alternative for Linux us...
by Graybyrd
Sun May 24, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Getting notification of new Debian/Ubuntu releases
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

Re: Getting notification of new Debian/Ubuntu releases

I'm not aware of any auto-notification process; best bet is to check back to this forum from time to time; any update notice will be posted on the forum header under "Announcements".