[scribus] Large SVG File Crashing Scribus

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Tue Dec 15 18:19:47 CET 2009

On Tuesday 15 December 2009 09:16:28 a.l.e wrote:
> hi chris,
> > The graphics are in SVG form (created by Inkscape) and Scribus is
> > being used to add the text and produce the print ready PDF.
> >
> > However, the SVG file is very large (> 2MB) and complicated (it is a
> > detailed map).
> >
> > This causes Scribus to perform extremely slowly and it normally
> > crashes within a couple of minutes of the SVG being imported. Scribus
> > is effectively unusable.
> this is one of the cases, where i would really like to have way to
> include a svg in a image frame (like for the pdfs), let scribus generate
> a thumbnail (which may be inserted in the .sla or the .svg itself) and
> only converting to native elements when exporting to pdf or printing.
> the final step may get slower, but -- at least -- it would be possible
> to use bigger vector files with scribus.
> from the questions i get in irc, i have the feeling that this is what
> most of the people expect...
> going back to the original question: this is not possible yet and the
> only thing i can think off, is to throw some RAM into your computer...
> ciao
> a.l.e
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What OS, what memory size, and if Linux what swap size?
John Culleton
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"

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