[Scribus] problem with autosave after a SIGSEGV

Craig Bradney cbradney
Thu Jun 24 21:46:14 CEST 2004

On Thu, 2004-06-24 at 15:58, Greg wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'll try to explain the problem I've encountered with my poor english,
> and give the workaround I found.
> While working on a small doc, Scribus crashed and made what it seemed to
> be an autosave, but forgotted the <FONT /> tags in the doc. I realized
> this after an hour editing the XML source of my doc, and I can now
> identify the problem and give the way to reproduce it.
> If a font used in a <CFONT /> tag (in <ITEXT />) is not declared in a
> <FONT /> tag at the beginning of the document, Scribus will crash with
> this message :
> $ scribus doc_A5_RV.sla
> Calling Emergency Save
> Saving:
> /home/gregueuh/carson/sequanux/assoce/docs/doc_A5_RV.sla.emergency
> QWidget (ps): deleted while being painted QPaintDevice: Cannot destroy
> paint device that is being painted
> The workaround is to edit the .sla file and add the <FONT /> tags with
> all the fonts that can be found in the <CFONT /> tags (possibly in other
> font related tags, I didn't tried this).
> To reproduce this crash, just delete one of the <FONT /> tags, try to
> open your modified doc, and look :)
> As I said, this occured after a crash, so I think the autosave function
> (if there's one) saved the doc, but in an unstable state that rendered
> it unreadable and crashes Scribus.
> Okay, I hope this have helped you, and thanks for the work. It's a
> really great app,
> Greg

If you are a CVS user, please update and check if its ok now. There is a
fix in CVS as of now.

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