[Scribus] Performance tuning

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Sat Oct 13 02:20:43 CEST 2007

Am Samstag, 13. Oktober 2007 02:06:56 schrieb Frank Cox:
> We have a 40-page paper with commercial ads in text and graphic boxes
> throughout, and the balance of the paper is a four-column layout where each
> column is linked to the next one, through all 40 pages.
> This runs reasonably snappy right up until we put the text into the paper.
> When just the commercial ads are in and the text columns are empty, Scribus
> is fairly responsive.  As soon as we put the text in, everything slows to a
> crawl.

This is a well-known problem that's going to be addressed. Andreas Vox has 
already commited some changes for 1.3.5 that help to improve the situation. 
Eg, scrolling with huge amounts of text present is really fast now.

> We have learned to not put the text in until the very latest possible
> moment. Other than that, does anyone have any suggestions for giving it a
> bit more oomph?
> It's running on an Intel dual-core CPU with 4gb of ram and Centos 5.
> I'm starting to think about cutting the paper in half -- first 20 pages,
> last 20 pages.

Well, you found the best workaround yourself ;)



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