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Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:35 am Post
Dragle wrote:Thanks for that.
I see it says there that a linux version will be released next week. I don't like trying to run windows stuff in wine. Do you do that all the time or just now while you're waiting for the linux version?--i.e., is the windows version under wine somehow better than the native linux version? I haven't tried out all the features yet to see what works and what doesn't.
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:25 am Post
nathanzal wrote:The native Linux version of Scrivener, imho, looks and behaves very snappy; that will probably be my preferred environment once it achieves parity with the Windows Version.
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:03 pm Post
Dragle wrote:How far from parity would you say it is, and does that mean it is not likely to be practical for production use by the time the Windows version goes on sale? Of course I'll check it out for myself when the next beta is available, but since you have used both, what is your impression?
Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:42 pm Post
nathanzal wrote:It seems that the Linux version is a bit of a skunkworks project
nathanzal wrote:You can mount your Linux disks as shares and keep your workfiles available from Linux, too. I do that to make sure my writing work is swept up into my nightly backups.
Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:16 pm Post
garpu wrote:I use wine all the time for Scrivener, Steam (and half a dozen games under that [....]
The native dll's aren't needed anymore. When I installed Scrivener on my laptop, I forgot to copy them over, and Scrivener installed and works just fine. You'll need winetricks and the things listed in the wiki, though. (vcrun2005, the later one I'm forgetting, dotnet, and quartz. corefonts and fontsmooth, if you want it looking nice. Disable fontsmooth when you reinstall or uninstall Scrivener, though.)
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Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:39 am Post
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:37 am Post
Dragle wrote: I installed the latest wine.. it's hideous. The fonts look like a dot-matrix printer on my screen. [...] windows [...] it ... it burns!
And it'll be hideous, and slow, because it's a windows program running under wine.
Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:29 am Post
Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:52 am Post
It seems that the Linux version is a bit of a skunkworks project
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:22 am Post
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:10 am Post
Dragle wrote:I've finished installing it all (Wine and Windows Scrivener), and it seems to actually run OK. Fonts in the menus and the binder navigation area are still horrible-looking. [...] On my screen, the fonts are all different sizes and quality mixed and matched all over the interface. In some places they look fine, like on the index cards. In the editor, the drop-down list of fonts overlaps the rows of font names and displays garbage characters on each line after the name. In some areas like Document Notes, the font is *huge* and doesn't seem to be adjustable.
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