[scribus-dev] Scribus CTL

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Sun Mar 6 21:15:10 UTC 2016

Hi Kahled

> This should, hopefully, be done by end of next week and if all goes as
> planned, I’ll be sending patches by then. You can see the current
> remaining issues here:
> https://github.com/HOST-Oman/scribus/issues
> The boxes milestone (the only one currently) coverts feature parity with
> trunk. Currently screen rendering and PDF are more or less complete, the
> only major feature remaining is getting path text to work again. Other
> export formats (SVG, XPS, PS) are in progress (personally I’d be more
> than happy to send a patch without those and fix them later, fixing them
> should be a few hours work for someone who knows the code).

I’m watching your commits daily to github, so just keep us informed when you think you’re ready for merging. We still need some test docs to be able to compare rendering.

@Kunda, do you think you could help with sourcing some?

The most basic would just be some pages with every single type of option applied in different combinations. Basic lorem ipsum with line spacing, font, colour, kerning etc changes that we can put side by side on screen and in exported documents to compare visually.

>> What about rendering quality of boxes vs trunk?
>> And apart from that, you had used cairo onscreen before and reverted
>> away from that after the discussion with Jean. Can we resolve those
>> platform issues and get that quality back?
> I’m planning to revisit this again, probably using cairo-ft when present
> and failing back to the old code of not, or better talking to FreeType
> directly for the rasterisation, but I need to figure this out.

Please keep in contact with Jean, he’s the most knowledgeable in the absence of Andreas.


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