See this release post:

Linux Beta 1.7 is here:


i cant seem to find the .deb magic made by you know who for Beta 1.7 (we’re all very grateful randy, i tried the wine and it messed up my ubuntu, and the .tgz doesnt seem to work through my terminal)

So for the 1.0 version next month, will i be able to use it from Linux (payed for ofcourse, id cash out for this) natively, or will i need to use wine?

FYI, you guys don’t need a package to run this.

Untar the file somewhere. Where doesn’t particularly matter, although it should be all in the same place as your other installed software. (You’ll need su or sudo.) Refresher: tar -xzf filename (or tar -xzvf file, if you want to see what it’s doing.)

Then make a shell alias. Mine looks like this. Yours will be different, depending upon where you untared the file.

alias scriv-linux='/lib/ --library-path /lib:/usr/local/LiteratureAndLatte/lib /usr/local/LiteratureAndLatte/bin/Scrivener'

Once that’s done, log out, do a source command on your shell rc, or whatever voodoo you need to do to get it in your path.

Then you can do whatever you want with it. Run it from command line. Make a desktop link (with your desktop manager of choice.) Put it in a menu, etc.

Actually, once you’ve got the alias, you can just unpack it and go whenever there’s an update, so long as you unpack it in the exact same place.