[scribus] Ghostscript

Peter Nermander peter at nermander.se
Thu Apr 28 05:35:29 UTC 2011

I am wondering if it would not be better to throw the alert about
missing ghostscript during the installation, or even before
installing, instead of when launching.

Like "The installer is not able to locate Ghostscript. Scribus needs
Ghostscript for the following features: ...... If you want to use them
you should install Ghostscrip before installing Scribus.
Abort. Install without Ghostscript."

In the case someone really wants to use Scribus without Ghostscript I
think it becomes frustrating to get the alert each time they start
Scribus. (Or does the alert only come the first time Scribus runs
after installation?)

Then of course an alert could also pop up when someone tries to use
the features needing Ghostscript, to tell them that "To be able to use
xxxx you need to have Ghostscript installed so Scribus can find it".
With a link to the manual where the user can see how to point Scribus
to the location of Ghostscript if it is installed but not found.


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