[Scribus] Scribus for Mac OS X

Michael Crisci macrisci
Wed Jan 24 00:04:04 CET 2007

I let it run as long as it wanted, and it then just quit.

Michael Crisci

"You have your friends, the telephone, your computer, your TV and  
your job. Your dog only has you..."

Paul Harvey

On Jan 22, 2007, at 7:43 AM, avox wrote:

> Michael Crisci wrote:
>> Craig,
>>      Yesterday I left Scribus running for over a half an hour, and it
>> was still stalled on setting up the font cache. Should it take that
>> long? I suspect something else may be the cause. Is there anyone I
>> can contact to do a diagnostic check and walk-through on this  
>> program?
> Building the font cache the first time might well take half an hour.
> Difficult to tell since it depends on the number of fonts you have and
> your hardware. But I'd not expect more than two hours on a PPC.
> About installing/deinstalling:
> The 1337 binary is self-contained and doesn't use any of the old
> libraries, except Ghostscript. Removing the Scribus.app bundle will
> uninstall.
> There are also some Scribus settings in /Users/yourname/.scribus .
> This is a hidden directory, but it doesn't take much space and you
> can ignore it. If you need to remove it you can do it from the
> Terminal application with "cd ; rm -rf .scribus" (take care you dont
> add any spaces within ".scribus" !)
> If you want to check what Scribus is doing, there are two  
> possibilities:
> a) open /Applications/Utilities/Console.app and search for any output
> Scribus makes
> b) open Activity Monitor, select the Scribus process, and click on the
> information icon (blue 'i'), then on analyze. This gives you a list of
> functions Scribus spent time in recently.
> It's also possible to start Scribus in debug mode from the Terminal:
> just type "gdb /Applications/Scribus.app" and Enter. In this case
> all Scribus messages are written to the Terminal instead of the  
> Console
> and you can interrupt Scribus at any time by pressing Ctrl-C in the
> Terminal and set breakpoints, print backtraces etc.
> /Andreas
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