[Scribus] PHP extension?

Johannes Graumann johannes_graumann
Wed Dec 5 16:06:52 CET 2007

Christian Pernot wrote:

> Craig Ringer a ?crit :
>> Christian Pernot wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I was wondering if it would be possible to program a php extension for
>>> controlling scribus, using the Scribus API, as the command line doesn't
>>> exist at the moment.
>> Scribus won't make a very good server process though. It's strictly
>> single threaded, slow to start up, the internal API isn't much fun to
>> work with, and existing remote control/scripting facilities are limited.
>> So ... what are you actually trying to *do* by controlling Scribus from
>> PHP?
> I need a powerfull, stable, serverside PDF engine (must do hyphenations).
> But as you say, for the moment, scribus is single-threaded, which is
> annoying for me.
> I'm having a look at LaTeX for now, and someone told me about iText.
> If you have other ideas...

ConTeXt is a great dialect clearly geared towards pdf and poised to become
unicode aware and scriptable after pdftex is replaced with luatex.
http://wiki.contextgarden.net is a place to start.


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