[scribus] Testsuite

Figaro marquiseduchatelet at charter.net
Sun Jun 29 17:51:46 CEST 2008

Absolutely GREAT tool to have avail. Not only for Scribus but any
important graphics intensive application.
Do you still have those layouts available? How about the printer
verification files?

I think many of us would like to have something on our machines as a
"master" reference tool. We had to hire HP to do this for us for a super
special version of COSMOS Design Star (FEA-CAD) some years ago. It was a
real pain to verify what would finally plot and convert to .pdf (in
those days) so many of our brethren outside the engineering group were
totally unwilling or able to use .eps (we were HP-UX ---they: early Win.


Louis Desjardins wrote:
> Markus W. Barth a écrit :
>> 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, 
>> etc.)
>> 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.
>> any comments?
> I think this is a great idea.
> Louis
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