Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:31 pm Post
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:15 pm Post
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:46 pm Post
StarDog2 wrote:You know, this thought just occurred to me, if a complete Linux version of Scrivener just isn't feasible. How about a Linux (or Android, I'm flexible) "companion" program? How about a low-cost word processor that can download not an entire project, but a subset of the project, maybe just the outline and which then can insert a document as new text into a special folder within the 'Research area' of Scrivener "proper"? The user would then be able to move it to any location he/she chooses.
This would have the benefit of having people not have to look at other applications that might have both Windows/Mac versions and a Linux /Android version. It might be a useful way to generate some modest sales, and prevent the loss of some users to other titles.
Wed May 01, 2019 11:32 pm Post
Maghdalena wrote:I tried installing the Scrivener beta for Linux under Linux Mint XFCE 19.1, and it installed OK as far as I know, but it never started up. ...
Thu May 02, 2019 8:28 am Post
Fri May 03, 2019 12:29 am Post
Maghdalena wrote:... I just didn't wnat to have to deal with using Wine/Play on Linux and/ or Crossover if I didn't have to. ...
Fri May 03, 2019 5:05 am Post
Fri May 03, 2019 6:38 am Post
Maghdalena wrote:RCentros, Well I tried it and the libpng worked and installed OK, but the gstreamer had broken dependencies. So what do I do now? Try Appimage? ...
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Fri May 03, 2019 8:22 am Post
Maghdalena wrote:Thanks again, and looking forward to your reply. BTW, I did read that post, but was more than a little confused and overwhelmed, so thus the questions.
Sat May 04, 2019 3:52 pm Post
Thu May 09, 2019 5:03 am Post
rcentros wrote:Maghdalena wrote:Thanks again, and looking forward to your reply. BTW, I did read that post, but was more than a little confused and overwhelmed, so thus the questions.
My posts are sometimes as clear as mud. Sorry. I think I would go with the AppImage option. I tried it on my laptop using a Live USB Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 "install." (I'm actually using this "install" now.)
Using the AppImage install, without loading any dependencies took about three minutes.
I'll try to simply the steps here:
1. Download the AppImage file at this site https://www.wayoflinux.com/blog/scrivener-returns (use the TOP 64-bit link, there's actually two different files here. The one you want says "Erkus" at the end.
2. In your file manager, right click on the downloaded file and copy it.
3. Using your file manager move to your /home/yourname/.local directory and paste the file there (remember the period in front of .local, which means you'll need to click ctrl+h to see hidden files.)
4. Right click on the tar ball file you just pasted and go to Properties > Permissions and click "Executable."
5. Double click on the tar ball and Extract the files in the current directory (i.e. in ~/.local).
6. Double click on the extracted AppImage file and click "yes" at the prompt.
Scrivener should automatically start and run.
The only thing you might have to do is make a desktop icon and/or menu entry if the process doesn't do it automatically.
Thu May 09, 2019 5:13 am Post
andrewbond wrote:The latest Beta version runs under Mint 19.1 if you've got WINE installed. PlayOnLinux is just an automated "shell" with WINE underneath. You must install PlayOnLinux or other WINE compilation before you can install Scrivener.
I run Mint 19.1 on an old laptop. I use CodeWeaver's "CrossOver" which is a commercial version of WINE that fully automates the installation of "shims" that are necessary to run Windows apps on WINE under Linux (or MacOS). Crossover also provides technical phone support for any question. IIRC, Crossover, Scrivener, and Scapple are the only non-free programs I run anymore. If that's not the case, they are the only ones I use nearly everyday.
I tried PlayOnLinux, but found that with some installations of Linux, Scrivener would run fine and on others it didn't and that was on the same laptop after a rebuild!
I've never had that issue with Crossover. But definitely try PlayOnLinux. If it works on your HW platform, it makes WINE so much easier to configure.
Mon May 13, 2019 8:06 am Post
Maghdalena wrote:Edit: 1:53: I found the appimage. apparently, the tarball is not the appimage itself, so didn't have the little box to make executable. I found it at the App Hub (https://www.appimagehub.com/p/1262832/) and downloaded that, and tested it by making it executable, and double clicked it and it opened right up for me. I'm good now. I got to thinking and found it the other day in Windows, (I'm in a Virtual Machine for Linux for right now till I get a second hard drive, but thanks for bringing the App Image to my attention. Do I still put a copy of it in the .local folder, or the opt folder/scrivener, and how do I put it in the menu? At least this way I can run Scrivener till 2023 at least.
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:11 am Post
devinganger wrote:So garpu linked to the ExaGear Desktop -- what's the problem with that, other than it not being free?
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:00 am Post
theswede wrote:devinganger wrote:So garpu linked to the ExaGear Desktop -- what's the problem with that, other than it not being free?
Not being free libre means it will disappear. It's only a matter of time. That is actually the main worry I have with Scrivener as well; I don't mind paying, but I know it has a limited lifetime.
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