[scribus] testing Scribus Limits :-)
snelting at geuzen.org
Thu Jun 26 09:25:54 CEST 2008
Pierre Marchand wrote:
> Vous (Craig Bradney) avez écrit :
>>> or 2.9 pages per minute. What's the complaint?
>> Its not bad actually, 20s per generated and exported page. We can do better
>> though, although to really do it will need a headless Scribus (ie no screen
>> activity) to push faster. Throwing more CPU (Ghz, not cores) and memory
>> might help a little.
> What else can be considered is: one of the loaded image was in fact a PDF, so
> by first rasterize it in 300dpi TIFF I could have the export in half initial
> time ; another was a 625dpi TIFF, by first downscaling it to 300dpi I gained
> a bit of time too ; I stopped there but I think it would have been possible
> to tweak things here and there to keep the script as is and reduce the
> processing time a lot.
No complaints here! My question (OK, I admit: initial panic) was only
about the speed decrease over time, which looked dramatic going from 40
secs for the first run, to 4 minutes at run 250. But as far as I can see
now after going through all 500... with each run simply a few seconds
were added; I still don't understand why.
I am impressed with the stability of Scribus handling such an intensive
process for that long, even with the faux placed PDF included ;-) and
very excited about what possibilities combining the scripter API with
digital printing might offer to designers and publishers. I am sure we
will do further work on / with this for design commissions to come.
so... hats off to Scribus!
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