[Scribus] Performance under Ubuntu 7.10
Thu Feb 7 13:43:50 CET 2008
> Hi togehther!
> I am about to switch from InDesign to Scribus. I'm using it mostly for
> daily text issues. I know OpenOffice would probably be the first choice
> here, but there I am missing some useful thing such as the direct access
> to kerning via the nice properties menu Scribus has. All in all I am a
> great fan of Scribus' interface.
> To the point:
> Scribus takes a lot of performance when I am marking text in a text
> field. In the .9 version it produced such a delay during marking that I
> found it unusable. I upgraded to .11 and its working better now, but it
> still uses up to 50% of my processor. I am running the program on a
> 2x2.2GHz machine.
> I switched off all desktop effects because xorg also used lots of cpu in
> the process.
> Are there other ways to get less cpu usage?
> Other issues:
> When marking text in a text field with the mouse, the cursor has to stay
> inside the field. That makes it pretty annoying to mark, for example,
> the first character in the upper left corner.
> When clicking on a link in the "online" tab of help/about/, the whole
> text vanishes but no action takes place. when opened again, the text is
If you're doing a lot of marking and editing, best to use Story Editor
for this -- you can update to the frame without exiting Story Editor to
see what you're doing.
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