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by Graybyrd
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Folders vs. Document Stacks, etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1438

Re: Folders vs. Document Stacks, etc.

Brilliant! By Jove, Martha ... I think he's got it! Ummm ... thanks for that, actually. It finally cleared it up in my head, also ... too many years thinking of "folders" as containers and "files" as objects, and we were never able to put a post-it note on the folder, you know ....
by Graybyrd
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: 1.7.x for linux?
Replies: 20
Views: 6576

Re: 1.7.x for linux?

Based on recent posts in the Windows forum, my guess is that the crew is still dashing about with Flit guns and fly swatters, dealing with errant insects. May be a bit longer yet. On the bright side, there'll fewer of 'em in the Linux version.
by Graybyrd
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: 1.7.1 under Wine
Replies: 15
Views: 4087

Re: 1.7.1 under Wine

Earlier I had made this comment: I prefer the Linux variant of Scrivener, as I've never much cared for the poor screen font display of apps running under Wine. But, that said, there are a few Win apps not available via Linux repositories that are priceless (to me) and I accept the Wine appearance.&q...
by Graybyrd
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: scapple for windows under wine?
Replies: 7
Views: 2379

Re: scapple for windows under wine?

What's that oriental context/symbol? The snake swallowing its tail? :lol:
by Graybyrd
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: scapple for windows under wine?
Replies: 7
Views: 2379

Re: scapple for windows under wine?

Yes, Scapple works nicely under Wine on my SolydX linux system. Updated (compiled with help from Garpu) Wine to ver. 1.7.19; installed Scapple for Windows in Wine drive C. Drag & drop between Scapple & Scrivener 1.7.1 works smoothly; can open two or more Scapple work spaces; all functions se...
by Graybyrd
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: 1.7.1 under Wine
Replies: 15
Views: 4087

Re: 1.7.1 under Wine

As promised, a report: :) (I'm being a bit 'verbose' with this, in case some other 'newbie' needs the info.) I followed the suggestion & made a ~/src folder; put the unpacked Wine source file there. That's a handy place to keep that kind of stuff. Apt-get removed the old wine installation; this ...
by Graybyrd
Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: 1.7.1 under Wine
Replies: 15
Views: 4087

Re: 1.7.1 under Wine

Garpu ... because I trust your expertise (far greater than mine in this area) I'll do just what you recommend ... following the steps you list. I'll report the results back here. Two things are for certain: first, any effort is justified to escape the persistently perverse World of Windows; and, sec...
by Graybyrd
Sat May 31, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Estimated release date for a supported Linux Scrivener?
Replies: 7
Views: 2934

Re: Estimated release date for a supported Linux Scrivener?

My experiences (a wasteland littered with breakage and loss): Major distro upgrades (ie, version 16 to 17) requires reinstallation of everything. Major headache. And if you don't have a separate "home" partition, you also have to backup and reinstall ALL of your personal files. Linux geeks...
by Graybyrd
Sat May 31, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: 1.7.1 under Wine
Replies: 15
Views: 4087

Re: 1.7.1 under Wine

*uhuh ... yup* :shock: Here's a direct quote from the "About Debian Linux" page: "...compiling programs can be a frustrating experience. You can run into all kinds of errors due to outdated library files, certain assumptions made by the programmer (which don't hold true on your system...
by Graybyrd
Sat May 31, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: 1.7.1 under Wine
Replies: 15
Views: 4087

Re: 1.7.1 under Wine

Thanks for the Wine 1.7 tree update advice. I tore my hair out trying to find/install and get to work the 1.7.xx Wine .deb packages. Not an easy thing (I did get 1.7.18 installed via dpkg after finding "unstable" repos in Debian site, but no apps would open. Something was incomplete/broken...
by Graybyrd
Fri May 30, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: 1.7.1 under Wine
Replies: 15
Views: 4087

Re: 1.7.1 under Wine

Yes! I'm pleased to report success with your suggestion. Deleting that .wav file solved the Snapshot problem. At the risk of offending Linux guru-niks with this "obvious" info, here is the path required to reach that offending file: /home/[username]/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Scrivener/r...
by Graybyrd
Fri May 30, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: 1.7.1 under Wine
Replies: 15
Views: 4087

1.7.1 under Wine

Tried Scriv 1.7.1 for Windows on Wine 1.6.2-7 (SolydX debian distro, 32-bit): Good news: scratch pad works as advertised. Bad news: attempt to take a snapshot of a binder page causes instant freeze; cannot recover. Did not attempt further testing; uninstalled from Wine. Will wait for linux .deb pack...
by Graybyrd
Wed May 21, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: 1.7.x for linux?
Replies: 20
Views: 6576

Re: 1.7.x for linux?

Thanks very much for your gracious gift to the Linux community, Lee ... it is appreciated. I've been following your tenacious and dogged efforts on crafting the Windows version; it seems to have been a long slog. As R. Kipling said, "You're a better man than I, Gunga Din!" I've searched th...
by Graybyrd
Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Which Linux distro do you use for Scrivener?
Replies: 140
Views: 35857

Re: Which Linux distro do you use for Scrivener?

Not so sad. Refer back to "unsupported" and "experimental" for the Linux version. Also refer to 32-bit vs. 64-bit situation. As noted, this version of Scrivener for Linux (UNSUPPORTED, EXPERIMENTAL) works fine on many distributions with many desktop environments. The latest beta ...
by Graybyrd
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Hi
Replies: 51
Views: 5627

Re: Hi

Ayup ... you guys done frightened her away! Last word heard is that Anna went and hunkered down in a cave in lower Tierra del Fuego. That toothy-grin bird was entirely too much!