[scribus-dev] Serious bugs in

Pete Redwood predwood at phonecoop.coop
Mon Jul 21 10:22:52 CEST 2008

I can confirm each and every one of the faults pointed out below. I work
extensively with newsletters which require a lot of correction and
updating as they progress and frequently corrections result in the loss
of text.
The other fault I find is that templates with graphics frequently do not
retain their graphics. 
I did try 1.3.4 but found it even buggier so I stick with the latest
1.3.3 and wait for updates and corrections.

Pete Redwood
predwood at phonecoop.coop

On Sun, 2008-07-20 at 18:27 -0400, Louis Desjardins wrote:
> 2008/7/20 "Christoph Schäfer" <christoph-schaefer at gmx.de>:
>         Hi guys,
>         while working on the print layout of the manual (which is
>         almost finished, btw -- 390 pages so far and about +/- 40 more
>         to come; only PDF Forms and the glossary aren't finished yet),
>         I stumbled across a major bug in, which made me lose
>         literally hours of work: I replaced fi and fl with ligatures
>         in the Story Editor via search & replace.
> This reminds me when I layed out my Pushkin book for LGM 1 - Lyon.
> I think there is a decent workaround for this but it remains to be
> proved.
> Workaround (?) use the Search & Replace function outside the SE. I
> think it worked better although the refresh was a bit long. Also,
> since there is (was) no progress bar, depending on the strings to
> change, users can get anxious waiting for Scribus to be done with the
> changes but it works. This remains to be proven now with —
> Christoph, can you check this? At least try with a chapter, not the
> entire book.
> Hope this helps.
> Louis
>         As a result, about 50% of assigned paragraph styles had been
>         lost or changed to another paragraph style. The same goes for
>         manual formatting that simply disappeared. I don't think this
>         bug can remain unfixed in If someone can verify,
>         it'd be great if a bug report could be filed (and the bug get
>         fixed, of course). As you may know, I currently can't do this.
>         Other issues:
>         - Bullets inserted in the Story Editor are only saved to the
>         document if they're inserted twice (ie, insert bullet > apply
>         > nothing; reopen SE > insert again > then they're there).
>         - Cursor placement seems to be worse than ever before -- a
>         real PITA.
>         - While it's a known issue that Scribus sometimes indicates
>         changes to a doc when there were none, sometimes
>         doesn't indicate changes in the icon bar (the save button is
>         greyed out). Only trying to close the document will bring up a
>         dialog that asks if I want to save the changes.
>         - Text frames with placeholders for page numbers aren't copied
>         correctly on master pages if a master page is copied. I almost
>         always had to select the respective text frame and resize it a
>         bit to prevent text overflow, even though there was enough
>         space.
>         - There's other odd and unpredictable behaviour related to
>         text formatting, which, I hope, will become obsolete with the
>         new text engine.
>         Regards
>         Christoph
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