[Scribus] 1.3.4 on MacOSX 10.3.9

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Mon Jun 11 17:21:51 CEST 2007

John R. Culleton wrote:
> On Monday 11 June 2007 07:36, william f. maddock wrote:
>> I have been noticing a problem with scribus lately, beginning with
>> version, then on, and finally, in version 1.3.4.
>> Scribus crashes on exit and I have to force-quit in order to get
>> rid of the remnants from memory. 1.3.3.x never gave a reason?it
>> just crashed. On 1.3.4, however, when it crashed, a little dialog
>> box came up that said "scribus crashes" with "Signal 11"
>> I put "with" outside of quotes because I am not certain of that
>> word being the word that was used in the dialog box.
>> Also, when attempting to try out the barcode generator, I got the
>> same result as with the earlier versions. It would go through the
>> process, but not put the result on the page. There was also no
>> option to paste anything, and when I tried to "select all", there
>> was nothing to select, but 1.3.4 thought that it had imported EPS,
>> because that was what was listed as the undo command: "undo import
>> EPS"
> The best and simplest way to create and use excellent ISBN barcode is 
> with a stand-alone program like bookland.py. It would be nice if a 
> progam was all integrated nicely into Scribus and had all the needed 
> features but apparently it isn't and hasn't. So create the ISBN 
> barcode image with or without price code extension using another 
> program or online facility  and then import the resulting eps and 
> place it where needed.  You may have to disable automatic resizing or 
> make sure the new size is very close to the original size. 
> That is the fastest, safest and surest way home.  In the meantime good 
> people are working to make things better. You can check back from 
> time to time on their progress. 
I'm going to play around with this, not because I have any use for ISBN 
barcodes, but just for the intellectual challenge. They're  quite 
complex (!), and one of the more interesting asides is that one wonders 
if there is a mild "conspiracy" to not let people make them themselves. 
Googling results in a multitude of sites to do this for you, or buy 
software to do this for you.
Thank God for Wikipedia!


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