[Scribus] scribus crashes when using scribus-script

Peter Linnell scribusdocs
Mon Sep 1 18:56:46 CEST 2003

On Mon, 2003-09-01 at 10:52, Marcus Lindner wrote:
> hi list!
> I downloaded, configured and installed scribus 1.0.1 and
> scribus-scripting; after minor problems with QT (on Debian 3.0 I had to
> link libqt-mt.3.so to libqt-mt.so ...) everything compiled&installed fine.
> However, after downloading, configuring and installing scribusscript 0.5
> scribus suddenly crashed; so I ran scribus via gdb (a debugger), which
> slowed the startup down, so I saw it crashed when loading the
> scripting-stuff.
> Uninstalling scribus-script solved this, just wonder what the problem
> could be, since python v. 2.1 seems to run just fine.

You might want to see if there is a update to 2.2. I had problems with
older versions of Python on RH and they went away once I updated to 2.2
> Also, Scribus is almost unuseable when I use it with my desktop,
> containing a ATI radeon 9000. After startup, all backgrounds are black,
> and also I can't see a white font in a black box (I only see a black box).
> But maybe this a problem with the GATOS-X-driver (for ati-cards).

Most likely a driver issue WRT to Qt. Which version of Qt ?

> And BTW the refresh of the whole scribus-window when entering one char
> into a textfield is really very annoying; I wanted to write down a small
> interview, but I had to switch to 'vim'. 

This partly a Qt problem. Fixes are in the works. Qt 3.12 + Qt 3.2 are
improved in this respect, especially Qt 3.2.+
> Nevertheless I sucessfully managed to lay out a small newspaper, it
> almost looks like the xpress-version. Now if just the scripting would work
> ...
> And I really would like to see horizontally and verticaly scalable fonts
> :)

Create your text. click outside the the text frame - reselect, then Item
> Convert to Polygons. Then un-group the polygons and then Item >
Combine Polygons. Now, you have fonts which are turned into postscript
outlines which can be filled, stretched etc..
Hope that helps,

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