[Scribus] Minimum practical memory size

Calum Polwart scribus
Mon Jan 30 19:24:19 CET 2006

On Sun, 2006-01-29 at 23:24 +0100, Craig Bradney wrote: 

> On Sunday 29 January 2006 23:17, John R. Culleton wrote:
> > I am working in Scribus on a Linux Slack 10.2 system with 256MB
> > of memory. I seem to be having memory problems. I have plenty  of
> > swap space. What is the practical minimum memory for Scribus
> > 1.3.2?
> How was your Scribus built?
> Your build ID in Help About will show something like:
> C-C-T-F-A or perhaps that A will be a C. Is your Scribus really 1.3.2 or have 
> you built from CVS? The reason I say this is that the cairo build of 1.3.2 or 
> before had a memory leak. Built against libart, or 1.3.3cvs, there is no 
> issue.
> Other than that, 256-512 would be minimums depending on the rest of the system 
> installed and running.

I'm running Fedora Core 3 with Scribus 1.3.2cvs, with a 2200MHz AMD XP
Processor and 256Mb Ram and would say that it can also grind to a halt
quite frequently (Final PDF size is about 50Mb to give idea of size).
It works - its just slow.. Sometimes painfully slow.  My swap space is
fairly small (1-2Gb) - "she" keeps filling the temp space with music and
video downloads!.

I have 1Gb of RAM on the way so that will increase my RAM 5 times, and I
will feedback the effect of that and Increasing my swap space after the

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