How much money would you require to release a new Linux version?

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:59 pm Post


I was wondering if L&L would be willing to release a new Linux version in exchange for a given amount of money. My assumption here is that you discontinued the Linux beta because it wasn't worth your time (which is only sensible).

So, here is my proposal: how about you name a price?

If it's something reasonable, I can try to get enough Linux users to pitch in :)


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Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:54 pm Post

What's the salary for a senior software developer these days?

I can't speak for L&L management, but if the issue is that the current staff is too busy with other projects, then the solution would be for the Linux effort to be able to support its own developer.

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Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:46 am Post

Would be very interested in seeing an official, native Linux client for Scrivener 3, especially since the QT framework is cross-platform. Not to downplay how much time would need to be invested to make it work well without issue across dozens of distros, but personally I have been interested in leaving Windows behind for some time and would vastly prefer native Linux builds of software rather than the unsupported fallback of running things in an ugly WINE container.

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Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:46 pm Post

+1 for a Linux version. I'd love to leave Windows & Mac behind and transition back to Ubuntu. Means I wouldn't have to upgrade my 4 yo laptop...