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<h2>Scribus on OS/2- Read Me</h2>
<p>Scribus v1.3.3.7 beta for OS/2 & eComStation</p>
Scribus is an open-source program that brings award-winning
professional page layout to Linux/Unix, MacOS X and Windows
desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and
new approaches to page layout.</p>
<h2>Scribus on OS/2 and eComStation</h2>
Thanks to Paul Smedley, the Scribus Team is happy to provide a port of Scribus to OS/2 and its successor eComStation.
<p>Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus
supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color,
separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.</p>
<h3>Scribus 1.3.3.x Stable</h3>
<p>The latest port of Scribus 1.3.3x is available from <a href="">Sourceforge</a>. Please select the ZIP archive with "os2" in the file name for download. The archive contains a folder called "scribus," in which you find an installer called "scribus.exe".</p>
<h3>Scribus 1.3.6+ Development</h3>
<p>You can download a ZIP archive containing an installer for the development version either from</p>
<p>The Scribus Team is very pleased to welcome a release on the OS/2 & eComStation platform. We would like to thank Paul Smedley who has taken the time to port Scribus itself, and those who have ported the other supporting libraries to OS/2. We will endeavour to find and resolve issues specific to the platform when they are discovered,specifically relating to levels of supporting libraries such as Qt.</p>
<p><a href="">Sourceforge</a> or <a href="">Paul Smedley's Unix Ports for OS/2 site</a>.</p>
<strong>Supports OS/2 Warp4(R) and eComStation(TM)<p></p></strong>
<h2>Other requirements</h2>
<p>To run Scribus you need at least OS/2 Warp 4 or eComStation. Scribus will not run on older versions of OS/2.</p>
<p>In addition, please note that you need to install the following software:</p>
<p>Requires libc061.dll - which is available from</p>
<li>A copy of libc063.dll, which can currently be downloaded from <a href=""></a> and gcc434.dll, which can be downloaded from <a href=""></a>. Both files need to copied to C:\OS2\DLL (OS/2) or C:\ECS\DLL (eComStation).</li>
<p>GhostScript is a recommended installation as per the standard Scribus install instructions. Set the PostScript interpreter in Scribus' preferences to point to your installation. Example: the AFPL GhostScript executable from their is gsos2.exe. This package includes install instructions (note the GS_LIB environment variable}.</p>
<li>Ghostscript and Python 2.6 (available from <a href=""></a>) are required to support some functionality. For instance, Python scripts won't work if Python is missing. The print preview and EPS import will not work if Ghostscript isn't available.
<p>Known issues:</p>
<ul><li>The Qt released on OS/2 is quite old and issues may arise due to
this fact.</li>
<li>Printing support is not complete, but PDF export is, you can easily print
via Acrobat Reader or another PDF viewer as a temporary workaround.</li></ul>
If Scribus doesn't detect Ghostscript automatically, you can set the path to the GS exectutable (called "gsos2.exe") in the Scribus Preferences under "External Tools."
<p>General feedback can be provided to and via the normal Scribus communications methods (IRC, mailing list etc), bug reports should go to </p>
<p>Porter's Note</p>
<p>If you like this software and want to support continued OS/2 ports,
please consider donating via PayPal via the link at,
or via the Mensys online store at</p>
<li>Scribus 1.3.6 or later also requires the Qt4 GA dll's that can be downloaded as a WarpIn package from <a href=""></a></li>.
<p>Paul Smedley<br />
Adelaide, Australia<br />
January, 2007<br />
<p>The Scribus Team is much obliged to Paul Smedley for taking pains over porting Scribus to the OS/2 and eComStation platforms.</p>
<p>The Scribus Team also wants to thank <a href="">Serenity Systems</a> for supporting development and testing of the OS/2 and eComStation port.</p>
<p>If you like this software and want to support continued ports, please consider donating via PayPal via the link at <a href=""></a>, or via the Mensys online store at <a href=""></a>.</p>
<p>You can also sponsor/support the <a href="">Qt4 for OS/2 project</a> &ndash; without the Netlabs Qt4 project, this port could not exist!</p>