[Scribus] Trouble starting Mac version

avox avox
Tue Jun 6 05:23:49 CEST 2006

Amy Lama wrote:
> ...
> However, when I clicked on the application icon, the start-up 
> screen came up, said "initializing" 

If you got that far you installed everything correctly.

> and then "creating font cache" and 
> there it sat for as long as I thought was sufficient (5-10 minutes). It 
> never got past that part and I had to force quit it.

First time Scribus is started it builds a font cache of all your fonts.
Subsequent times it's much faster on startup. So maybe you should
give it a little longer. 5 min might not be sufficient.

> Am I missing something? Is it a bug? Perhaps I don't have enough 
> memory? I'm running Mac OS 10.3.9 on an iBook G4 with 256 MB of RAM.

Hm, I have 1024 MB. 256 MB might slow Scribus further down, especially
at first start.

My advice: Hook your iBook to a power supply, start Scribus and leave it
until it finished scanning fonts. I'd say it should be done after 30-60 min,
but if your computer has to resort to virtual memory it might take even 
Anyway, once it's done, close Scribus normally and start it again. It should
then start within 2 min.

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