[scribus-dev] scribus CTL

Dawood al-badi dawood.albadi at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 14:23:32 UTC 2015

Mr Gluc  I told you in IRC that I am working with group to sdd support for
CTL in scribus and I was looking in bugs only to understand the nature of
scribus code. I will come back for bugs when I have free time but now I
have time line I plain it for finishing this project. Please if you have
thoughts or any thing will help share it bur don't question my abilities or
capabilities to solve an issue
On Nov 23, 2015 5:52 PM, "JLuc" <jluc at no-log.org> wrote:

> Le 23/11/2015 06:39, Dawood al-badi a écrit :
>> As you know Mr VOX has start project to make scribus support complex text
>> layout. Therefore I am willing to work in his
>> plan that he posted in githup in the following link:
>> andreas-vox/ScribusCTL/issues/3 <
>> https://github.com/andreas-vox/ScribusCTL/issues/3>
> This is big work, not to be entered without experience.
> As for now, have you coded some lines for scribus ?
> You have provided a patch for http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=11926
> if i understand well, Kunda tested it and found it ok.
> Great !
> Even greater when one of the devs looks at it and merges patch into core...
> I see you have also worked on http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=11071
> and 10 days ago you said you would come back with more answers
> What is your conclusion ?
> You proposed a patch for http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=6230
> but it was not finished and required care.
> 3 weeks ago, you said you would propose a better patch
> for http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=6230
> Can you please provide it ?
> Maybe some of these 2 issues require discussing
> and bigger CTL project will for sure also require even biger discussions.
> IMI, it's not safe for you to begin work on CTL,
> even if your ideas might look nice,
> as long as you have not sorted out these easyhacks,
> because foss code is not only ideas,
> but also code and discussion, amongst others.
> JLuc
> To complete the project, the first stage was to separate textlayout from
>> storytext. So I started to separate all
>> functions that related to glyphs.
>> GlyphLayout* getGlyphs(int pos);
>> const GlyphLayout* getGlyphs(int pos) const;
>> LayoutFlags flags(int pos) const;
>> bool hasFlag(int pos, LayoutFlags flag) const;
>> void setFlag(int pos, LayoutFlags flag);
>>   void clearFlag(int pos, LayoutFlags flag);
>> These functions were in storyText but I am moving
>> If any one have thought about the process I want a feedback. For example
>> if there are any other function that related to
>> layout and I didn’t mention it
>> Regards
>> Dawood
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