Markus W. Barth
markus at sismografo.es
Sun Jun 29 16:23:00 CEST 2008
When I read the posting by Femke Snelting, the idea came to my mind that it
would be a nice idea to have some sort of performance test suite for scribus.
We used to publish a cultural magazine (el Sismógrafo) using InDesign for
layout. I sometimes re-layouted part of the magazine with Scribus just to see
how it worked performance-wise.
Years ago I wrote a document meant for uncovering the weak points of
laser-printers and copiers. (Irregularities in rasters with different toners,
clouds, registration, dirt, wire strips, color variation on different parts
of a sheet, color variation throughout print jobs, quality of degradations,
So, the idea is to have a set of documents each of which focusses on a
different aspect: heavy image load, lots of text frames with different
styles, heavy font usage, etc.
This is not meant to substitute bug reports and other means to improve quality
of software, but may introduce a ceteris paribus into the testing which would
make it easier to keep track of performance improvements.
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