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Linux recipe managers?

I'm hoping some of you here also use Linux, and can offer me some advice and your thoughts on this. (A lot of this will probably be lost on anyone not using Linux, so feel free to skip it.)

I use Ubuntu, and a few years ago installed a very popular recipe manager with the imaginative name Gourmet Recipe Manager. A couple builds ago (Ubuntu upgrades approximately every six months), it stopped working (wouldn't launch after splash). Then it started working again, but awhile back it stopped saving recipes. I've tried to research a hack to fix it, but to no avail.

I'm at the point now where I'm kind of fed up with the thing, and looking to migrate to a new app, and that's where I could use some community input.

Can anyone recommend other Linux apps that are good for recipe management? There are so many to choose from, I don't know where to start, and it would take too much time and effort to try them all.

If it helps, I use a Gnome desktop (Fallback, a G3 rehash of G2 Metacity) that I've hacked pretty heavily so that it more closely resembles and behaves like G2. (Yes, I'm part of the Unity disapora. If I wanted Leopard, I'd get a Mac.) However, I also run KDE, so K-apps are just as good for me.

I'd ideally like something supported in common repositories, but really, anything great you can recommend is good.


(Alternatively, if anyone is familiar with GRM and has a good idea of what my problem is and what I might do about it, I'd be just as happy with that. I just need a working recipe manager, one way or another, and if I can avoid the added work of migrating my recipes, all the better.)


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Nov. 6th, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
I used Ubuntu for almost a year & never found a recipe manager that I was happy with. I tried 4 or 5 different ones (although never had the chance to try Gourmet Recipe Manager - every time I tried it, it didn't work), ended up installing VirtualBox so I could continue using Living Cookbook... but after a few crashes & losing all my data in VB, I just went back to Windows.

Although I'm really picky when it comes to recipe software (LC has spoiled me, I like my tags & my nutritional information on each ingredient)

My best suggestion is try them all. Download them, poke around a bit, & see if they meet your needs. It's time consuming, but from my experience it's the only way to go D:
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