[Scribus] Speed and font issues

Milan Holzäpfel mail
Fri Apr 9 11:38:43 CEST 2004

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On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 01:01:21 +0200
Craig Bradney <cbradney at zip.com.au> wrote:
> 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 have to say that I'm not thrilled by Scribus' speed either, currently
using Scribus 1.1.6, compiled with Gentoo's ebuild. It is especially
sluggish if I enable the Grid, but otherwise it's basically Ok. 
(on a AthlonXP 2000+ with 512 MBytes of RAM)

If I find a case without grid and Scribus is overly sluggish, I will try
to reproduce it and find out what's causing the speed loss. 

But for me there is still some sluggish "feeling", e.g. when I change
the shape of a text box full of text. But I can't compare with other
Desktop Publishing programmes since I have never used any but Scribus.

Maybe the speed difference is somehow related to the anti-aliasing of
fonts or to some libraries. My version of freetype is 1.3.1-r3 and
2.1.5-r1 (whereas the latter is used by Scribus, I guess. The -rX is
part of Gentoo's naming scheme for ebuilds) and my version of QT is
3.3.1, compiled from Trolltech's x11-free sources. (Scribus was compiled
with 3.3.0 installed, but I don't think that should matter, it's just
the same as with 3.3.0)


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