[Scribus] Best way to explore Scribus Code

Christophe Chailloleau-Leclerc zekrap
Fri Mar 3 07:54:19 CET 2006

Hi everybody,

I actually have not enough time to help the dev, but I could from time to
time do a few things, and I would be very interested by a few documents
about the internal organization (framework) of Scribus, which would help
entering the code quickly. Is there some documentation available about
Scribus internals ? (no, I didn't search right now, but I think the answer
may interest a few people, so...)

Asif, for the i18n part (i don't know how l10n is done), it's something easy
(at least in the concept) : each string in Scribus is wrapped in a macro or
function call (tr() IIRC). An external program (lupdate) extracts all theses
strings from the source, and creates an xml "source" file (.ts) for
translation. Then, once translators have done their (hard) work (with Qt's
linguist tool for example), another program (lrelease) makes a binary
version of this files (.qm). These files are loaded according to locale
definition or user's preference by Scribus,  and the tr() thing uses them to
translate everything.
I think the Qt documentation explains that 1000 times better than myself,
but it's the base idea !



On 3/3/06, Asif Lodhi <asif.lodhi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Riku,
> Thanks for replying.
> On 3/2/06, Riku Leino <tsoots at gmail.com> wrote:
> > DTP skills are not needed to be able to contribute to the project.
> X.....
> Don't you think it's better to pickup the DTP concepts first?  I am
> thinking about using any other good DTP package with a good help
> system and documentation.  Do you recommend any?  Is quark available
> on Windows?  In-Design?  How good is their documentation from the
> perspective of teaching a complete layman when it comes to DTP?
> > > By the same token, can I ask source-code related questions
> X.............
> > I'd say irc is a better place for this. When you're coding and hit a
> problem
> > you could just ask in irc and get a direct answer.
> Thanks.
> > Although we don't have any language restriction here so I guess c++ and
> friends would be
> > quite ok. At least I wouldn't mind.
> I meant internationalization/localization.  I mean - L10N/i18N!
> Basically, I am anxious about the overall object model.
> --
> Thanks & regards,
> Asif
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