[scribus] Editing Text in Text Box
John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Mon May 5 16:51:15 CEST 2008
Craig Ringer wrote:
> John Beardmore wrote:
>> Well - I don't know too much about how Scribus handles things, and I
>> don't even know what your other package is, but it would be nice to have
>> Scribus be more responsive.
>> I don't know if the underlying issue here is Qt
> It is not. If anything, Qt is a major positive influence on Scribus's
> This issue is caused by design choices made in early versions of Scribus
> that became somewhat entrenched and entangled with the file format, the
> rest of the redraw code, etc. I know there's been some work done on
> improving the underlying cause of the performance issues being discussed
> here, though I don't know what the current state is in 1.3.5 .
> It's complicated and difficult to improve, and as you may have noticed
> nobody working on Scribus gets paid to spend their time on it.
:) I have...
If it was easier for UK companies to donate directly via BACS rather
than having to donate via staff credit cards, it might help.
Is there still a plan to set up a company to distribute development
funds to scribus per
That did strike me as a good idea, especially it it could issue receipts
or some kind of invoice to corporate donors who are obliged to keep
their books in order !
> Only a
> few people contribute actively to the core code, and there's a huge
> amount to do both in cleanups and in desired enhancements.
Yes of course. And I know it's hard to prioritise between keeping
people happy in the short term, and producing robust code that is easy
to manipulate in the future.
>> but if it is,
>> presumably it would be a huge rewrite, if not impossible to change it now ?
> Probably a total rewrite. Scribus not only uses Qt for its GUI, but for
> all its internal data structures. It also uses the Qt signals/slots
> system heavily throughout the app.
> In any case, I the only reason I can imagine you would want to write a
> GUI C++ application with anything but Qt would be licensing constraints.
I don't really know enough about Qt, though it does look as if I should
take a look at it for some of my own work.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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