[Scribus] Nightly tarballs and developments

Paul paulf.johnson
Mon Apr 28 00:51:26 CEST 2003


Until the anoncvs server is running at work, I'll do a nightly build of
scribus and put it on my blueyonder webspace (where it currently is).

Things on my list...

1. A redesign of the font picker.

Have a look at http://www.paulf-johnson.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/screen.jpg
(28K). This is how font picking is performed under RISC OS (another
platform I work on). It's pretty simple to see how it works. Top line is
the font name, click on the menu button and the font list appears and so

Would folks like to see that implemented or are you happy with the
current system?

2. Additional colours

Under the edit->colours menu, I've added a CMYK option, it's working to
a fashion, but there is a strange bug in there somewhere

3. Default template

When you start a document, you can now pick a template type for that
document or under preferences, set a default type for all documents
(unless when you load a file, that file has another template inside).
This code is not that simple to implement, so may take some time (it's
ongoing on my laptop).

4. Debugging information

I've asked Franz to alter the configure file to allow for a new option
--enable-debug. When activated, a debug text file will be generated as
soon as scribus is run.

Comments on these would be appreciated (especially the font dialogue


The world is throwing away oppressive regimes
Which don't allow people to choose.
Wars are fought to topple these people.
Yet the folks who do this, still use Windows.
Double standards or not understanding why they did it?

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