[Scribus] Scribus 1.2.1cvs Feature Requests / Bug reports...

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed Dec 8 09:11:46 CET 2004

Hi Daniel

> I'm using Scribus 1.2.1cvs, with build date of 26 November 2004 as the
> most recent Debian package on Debian testing/sid with a 2.4.26 kernel.

Expect a newer version soon enough I think, from cvs.

> That being said, the below feature requests and bug reports might help
> out.  Please note that I don't mean them to be overwhelming or
> otherwise detract from the goodness that Scribus reflects.  Further, I
> did NOT check to see if some of them are already present in the bug
> tracker, as it required registration, and I generally prefer not to
> register for stuff like this.  My apologies if some of them are
> duplicated.  So, if they are deemed worthy, maybe someone else will put
> them officially in the bug tracker for me.

I have reenabled anonymous login. Forgot to do that when I upgraded the 
tracker last time around. We do request "real" bug reports to be submitted by 
account holding people so they get feedback and so we can continuously track 
the bug and communicate directly with the user.

> 1. Reset position of zero on rulers

Should be possible in 1.3

> 2. Have "zoom-in" automatically zoom in on selected object

As opposed to centering when you zoom, which it does now?

> 3. Automatically enable unique object names
>               (otherwise i have to manually rename them when creating
>                multiple copies of a given object, which is annoying)

Works like that now. Text0, Text1, Image0, Image1 etc when creating. Copies 
become "Copy of <blah>" if they have been renamed, otherwise they should 
continue in the series they belonged to.

> 4. Allow multiple different line spacings within given text block
>               (the inability to do this has caused me a good deal of
>                grief where I have to handle multiple text blocks
>                then to do the same thing as one block; I'm surprised
>                this is missing, unless I'm missing something)

Yes, known issue to be fixed in 1.3, however it is possible if you use styles.

> 5. Kern letters at beginning and end of line w/o inserting extra space
> 6. Kern letters via key stroke without using dialog box
> 7. Automatically change word spacing
>               (rather than manually kerning space between words)

Please make yourself an account and add these (yes, as above, account required 
if you want to submit, and bugs are only fixed if they are in the tracker not 
just mentioned on the list.)

> 8. Allow for moving end point of either end of line while repositioning
>               (otherwise, must sometimes stretch wrong end and then
>                move entire line---moderately annoying)

Yep. 1.3

> 9. Pressing shift while using ruler should force ruler to
>               increments of 45degrees
> 10. Pressing shift while drawing straight line should force
>               line to increments of 45degrees
>               (mine seems to force it only at 45degrees,
>                I can get it to do those,
>                but NOT horizontal or vertical lines)

Seems to need some work.

> 11. Accurate realtime display of text is sporadic
>               (it continually disappears, after being temporarily
>                covered by dialog boxes or by other text, or even
>                just by switching workspaces in window manager,
>                making one have to click or move around to recover
>                it---VERY VERY annoying)

With that date CVS you are missing an important speedup in text rendering. I 
bet there are still some issues but the increase was significant.

> 12. Should be able to clear a selection by clicking outside the
>               page boundary (not only elsewhere in the page)


> 13. Adjust frame to picture size sometimes doesn't work as advertised
>               (it has collapsed some of my frames to zero size)


> 14. Changing properties of picture image shape
>               (should allow for setting of pixels per inch (PPI) to
>                determine image size in addition to free scaling)


> Let me know, please, what folks think of these.  [I'm not subscribed
> to list, so please CC: me on replies].
> Best wishes, and thanks again for a wonderful application,

Thanks, please keep in touch.

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