Decompiling and Recompiling for Linux?

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Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:49 pm Post

So, I'll keep this brief. Is it possible to use your copy of Scrivener and decompile it and then open it up in an IDE on Linux, and basically make a native app for Linux? I'm planning on jumping on PopOS and was wondering if this was OK and didn't violate the terms and service for Scrivener. I know there's a Linux release but it feels like all posts are always having some sort of problems to get it up and working.
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Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:03 pm Post

Decompiling is expressly prohibited by our license agreement, which you can find here:
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/end- ... -agreement

Even if it weren't, such a version is completely unsupported. What it does to your data, your computer, or your sanity is entirely at your own risk.

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Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:45 pm Post

The Linux version works fine, if you use the AppImage. But it is an old version of Scrivener by now. It does not interoperate with the iPad version (which is the only thing I find missing), and it does not work with the latest version 3 on Mac, or the version 3 beta for Windows.

So, if it has all functionality you need, it's an excellent choice. It uses very little in the way of resources (especially since it does not depend on .NET), and is very fast and stable.
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Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:34 am Post

kewms wrote:Decompiling is expressly prohibited by our license agreement, which you can find here:
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/end- ... -agreement

Even if it weren't, such a version is completely unsupported. What it does to your data, your computer, or your sanity is entirely at your own risk.

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I assumed as much. The reason i brought it up is because the Linux version hosted on the forum isn't supported with the later debian based linux distros. I believe we're on version 20 or so for the Ubuntu and the latest that the 1.9 Scrivener program hosted on the forums is for version 16. In version 20 they took out some binaries, and updated a few that essentially bricks the software, unfortunately. Will the Linux team update the hosted file?
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Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:27 pm Post

rrsolomon wrote:Will the Linux team update the hosted file?


They stopped supporting the Linux build a while ago, unfortunately -- it's several years old, not even up to date with the 1.9.16 release version. (In fact, if I remember correctly, the last Linux version that is posted is pre-changes needed to support syncing with the iOS version.)

Since the Linux build is no longer updated, getting that build to work -- or using WINE to run the latest Windows build -- is up to the users to figure out the necessary configuration tweaks (which libraries you need to pull in/downgrade/etc.) The community here in this forum is probably your best source of support in doing so.
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Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:52 pm Post

rrsolomon wrote:The reason i brought it up is because the Linux version hosted on the forum isn't supported with the later debian based linux distros

The AppImage works well with pretty much any x86 Linux.

https://www.wayoflinux.com/blog/scrivener-returns
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