[scribus-dev] scribus CTL

Fahad Al-Saidi fahad.alsaidi at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 18:17:11 UTC 2015

Hi JLuc,
Let him try, you will not lose anything.  If he succeed will be great
otherwise the situation is now no better off.
If you have a way to encourage Andreas to continue work on Scribus CTL,
things will move quickly.

Fahad Al-Saidi
Le 23/11/2015 15:23, Dawood al-badi a écrit :

> 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.

I have shared thoughts : follow the links and read the comments.

You have written that you would do things.

Walk your talk and thou shall be trusted.

CTL is not a game but a big a project
that will require lot of smart and dedicated work.
IMO, proposed fixes are less than 0.1% of the expected work for CTL.


> On Nov 23, 2015 5:52 PM, "JLuc" <jluc at no-log.org
> <mailto: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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