[Scribus] Speed and font issues

Craig Bradney cbradney
Fri Apr 9 01:01:21 CEST 2004

On Fri, 2004-04-09 at 00:28, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> John Pettigrew wrote:
> > I'm looking at using Scribus 1.1.6 on my SuSE 8.2 system (nothing special
> > added beyond the SuSE-provided updates) but am having a few problems.
> > 
> > Basically, Scribus seems to run quite slowly when editing text. It's fairly
> > easy to see simply entering text - the display lags behind the keyboard entry
> > and the CPU usage increases, up to 100% if the lag gets serious (i.e. I enter
> > lots of text by e.g. pasting lots). Does anyone know how to deal with this?
> This obviously has to do with how Scribus renders/displays the fonts. I
> see it on all the systems I have used it on (including an Athlon 800MHz,
> P4 2.66GHz), and it happens especially when you have a lot of text in
> linked boxes for several pages. This is why whenever you can, you want
> to use a separate text editor or Story Editor for that purpose. The
> problem is also linked to the aggravation of Story Editor frequently
> messing up fonts, styles, sizes and so on.

> What makes it especially striking is when you compare Acrobat reader's
> ability to scroll through a document you created with Scribus -- I
> realize acroread is not an editor, but Scribus is slow scrolling when
> it's not editing.

I really wonder what the issue is on these systems. Scribus FLIES on
this P4 and on my Athlon. ID2 is actually about the same speed for
similar tasks.

> I notice that SVG programs seem to have a feature to directly edit SVG
> files -- maybe that's what Scribus needs?

Not sure how that goes to solving anything. 

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