[Scribus] Re : Scribus compiled with msvc.net 2002 : let's start debugging
Sun Jun 26 18:01:50 CEST 2005
>> - was curious with the internals of a page layout program
>> - wanted to gain some experience with qt and evaluate qtwin-free
>> usability for my own non-professional use
> I'm surprised you're doing that now, with Qt4 for Windows only months
> away, at most. I guess there are a lot of Qt3 apps out there that
will > be a lot of work to port to Qt4 though - Scribus certainly being
one of them.
The reason is combined interest in Scribus and Qt. Moreover although Qt4
will be available for Windows, only g++ will be supported first. But I
have few doubt that someone will provide required patches for Borland
C++ and Visual Studio support sooner or later...
>> - got rid of dlfcn header by reimplementing plugin management using
>If those changes are fairly well separated, would you mind sending a
>patch for them my way? We're going to need to convert everything to use
>QLibrary for win32 sooner or later, and if you've done the work I'd
>like to merge it.
As soon as possible.
> I have some work scheduled on the plug-in API shortly, actually, and
> I'd really like to get your opinion on it from a win32 portability
perspective. I'll send you some details shortly.
Ok, when you're ready.
>> - win32 ScPainter use GDI functions ( qtwin-free bitBlt functions do
>> function properly for now )
>That's very interesting. It works well?
No problem detected so far...
>> - make Scribus automatically locate ghostscript using registry
>> - make Scribus use ghostscript dll instead of gswin32c.exe
>I'm a bit leery of that one. By spawning ghostscript as a child
>process, we isolate ourselves from anything nasty that happens to it
>due to bad input, bad fonts, etc. GhostScript tends to be quite
stable, >but even so that makes me a little nervous.
Your opinion makes perfectly sense. Viewed like this, I completely agree
with you. I had thought using the dll as a way simplifying installation
for Windows users, by providing the GPL dll ( is it possible? ).
>> - for fun, start printing support using QPrinter, Paul having visibly
>> taken the wxPrinter way.
>I've forwarded you some mail on that matter. Note that QPrinter, at
>least in Qt3, apparently just can't do what we need it to be able to,
>but there are potential alternatives.
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