[Scribus] too much errors, no practial use for us - byebye scribus

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Sat Jun 11 05:20:11 CEST 2005

Hi Ekkard,

I understand just how frustrating it could be, sometimes, when thing 
don't turn out as expectetd. :)

May I suggest you use PDF export in your printing workflow. Depending 
upon the PDF flavour you pick, PS3 devices should print transparency 
correctly. Other printing issue will be taken care of as well.

My personnal experience with Scribus made PDFs is they are very 
reliable in all sorts of situation.

So, first step is export to PDF, then print.



>I and my secretary spend about 20hours in scribus. There are too
>many errors that we say good bye (maybe we come back in a year).
>We try working with OpenOffice Draw, else we buy a Windows program
>like pagemaker and use it with VMWare.
>The following fault appear in scribus 1.2.1 and 1.2.2cvs on Suse 8.2
>kernel 2.4.26 and Suse 9.2 (2.6.x):
>   * blue ist printed as purple on Minolta Magicolor 2350. OpenOffice
>     is printing all right.
>   * drawings (symbols) with transparency are not printed to
>     Minolta Magicolor 2350. OpenOffice is printing transparency
>     pefectly.
>   * We can't print ANY Object to EpsonC64 driven by turboprint,
>     gs is working for some minutes with 90% CPU time and is
>     dead suddenly. We even
>     can't print a 100x100 pixel image in a empty A4 sheet!
>It's not the fault of the Minolta ppd-file. OO is working perfectly
>with minolta.
>We have already printed big images 1000x1000 pixel to epsonC64
>with turboprint. All worked perfectly, best colors and gs didn't
>work longer than 2 seconds.
>   * changing the papersize in scribus to other size bigger than A4,
>     f.e. 1cm bigger, some pic's without transpareny are printed
>     about 5cm above the real place. Pics with transparency
>     aren't printed at all.
>I think the postscript file generated with scribus is buggy.
>The printouts to Kyocera600 Laserprinter (PLC) black/white seems to
>work. But we need colored flyers ...!
>Sorry, folks, I belive you work hard with scribus. But these
>enormous errors lead me to give up scribus.
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