[scribus] testing Scribus Limits :-)

Femke Snelting 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.
>> Craig
> 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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