[Scribus] What do you think about a Scribus Server?

Oleksandr Moskalenko malex
Mon Mar 19 19:30:45 CET 2007

* Craig Ringer <craig at postnewspapers.com.au> [2007-03-20 02:45:58 +0900]:

> *LOTS* of work would be needed on the codebase to get it to the point
> where it could support a long-running stable server. The Scribus team
> has  been making improvements with a view to supporting this for a long
> time, so the code is closer than it was. It's a frequent request and not
> at all new.
> Commonly associated ideas are are:
> - Running scripts from the command line
> - Command line driven document export (no GUI)
> ... and work towards those has also bought further-out ideas like a
> server version closer.
> A long-running server just takes the same idea and adds some
> inter-process communication to make it happen without launching a full
> new instance for each job - basically just a resource usage
> optimisation. However, it must be MUCH more stable, be more careful
> about long term memory handling issues like heap fragmentation, and more.


Would you be able to formulate some ideas that are possible to implement
within the 3 months of GSoC 2007 by people new to Scribus development, which
would bring us closer to this coveted goal? We don't seem to be having a large
influx of potential student participants for GSoC 2007 and I'm wondering if
it's because people are just intimidated by our current codebase. There are
only 5 days left until the gsoc student application deadline and we probably
have two potential applicants so far. Anything to lower the entry barrier
would help.



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