[Scribus] How to build Scribus for Windows XP?

Plinnell mrdocs
Mon Oct 30 19:52:38 CET 2006

On Monday 30 October 2006 18:32, ols6000 at sbcglobal.net wrote:
> At 12:22 AM 10/30/2006, you wrote:
> >I tried getting Scribus to build with CMake under Windows a while
> > ago, but ran into persistent linkage issues with the required
> > libraries.
> FYI, I built the JPEG library (jpeg62.dll) successfully, but when I
> substituted the DLL for the file jpeg62.dll that was distributed
> with Scribus, I got an error on starting Scribus.
> The specific problem I'm trying to fix is the inability to place
> some JPEG images, and of those that are successfully placed,
> inability to print pages containing them.
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It very well could be Scribus is rejecting them if they are 
progressive jpeg. Progressive Jpeg is pure poison in pre-press. 

See: http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&page=importhints for 
some hints. 

That page does need some updating as Scribus now handles PSD *very* 
well. The new PSD import tricks Franz has done in 1.3.4 are 

Messing with the internals of Scribus is not likely to fix your issue 

My guess is the the jpeg's have something not quite right in them. 
What application created them ? Have you tried to resave them in GIMP 
or Photoshop as a Tiff ?

We can probably figure it out quicker if you file a bug and attach the 

Hope that helps,

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