[scribus-dev] Automated/Headless Publishing
mamhoff at googlemail.com
Sun May 27 21:29:31 UTC 2012
the easiest way i actually know is playing with python extensions. You
> can grab your sources from any database type or file type (xml, csv or
> whatever) anf then produce a basic layout from that and produce PDF. But
> the scripts needs to be launched from scribus even if the rest is automated
> The best we could have would be a real source management, we are talking
> about it for a while.
> Do you have any knowledge in python or C++ ?
I do know some Python and have an idea of what C++ is.
What you're suggesting is to have a python script run from within Scribus,
which for the usecase I have in mind is difficult because it requires quite
a lot of user interaction (start Scribus, open file etc.).
Is there no way to start a Scribus script from the command line? That
shouldn't be too hard, should it? I see it's tough to separate Qt and the
program logic, but that's not really necessary if all Scribus does is not
open a window and run a script. I would imagine something along the lines
$ scribus --runscript "scripty.py"
All further arguments should go into the *argv vector of the script.
The idea, thus, would *not* be to make it fast. The idea is to make it work
without human intervention, so one could do the kind of stuff XML-FO does
with a WYSIWYG interface.
> > Dear Scribus team,
> > first: Thank you for making this wonderful piece of software!
> > I am looking for a possibility of running Scribus headless and feeding
> > it with data. The idea is: A workflow with no human intervention...
> > There was some mentions of existing patches for headless Scribus here:
> > http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.graphics.scribus.devel/1295
> > I'd love to start playing around with that and see how far I get.
> > However, I can't seem to find the patches...
> > Best,
> > Martin
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