[Scribus] Minimum practical memory size
Mon Jan 30 23:29:10 CET 2006
On Monday 30 January 2006 19:54, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Calum Polwart wrote:
> > 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!.
> You will find that the final PDF size is not such a good indicator
> of the space Scribus needs, especially if there are images.
> With 256MB of RAM, your system is using (virtually) all of that all
> the time; when you start up Scribus some things are taken out of
> RAM to make room, then as you begin to use resources you have to
> use swap. I don't think that /tmp is used by Scribus for storing
> anything about your work. If you have /var on its own partition,
> make sure it has plenty of space to work with. I have a laptop with
> FC4 and a rather limited /var, so I learned why I needed to do a
> 'yum clean packages' fairly frequently.
FYI, Scribus puts temp files in $home/.scribus on linux
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