[scribus] Python scripts

ZASKE Martin zm at revue-gugu.org
Wed Jul 22 15:50:05 UTC 2015

Thank you Greg for your answer re version and for some helpful practical

I have already started studying one long script with markers and with
many colored pencils and indeed, I begin to see what does what.  :)

Thanks also for the indentation hint, I will look at my power-editor and
learn what magic it has got to keep my indents tidy.


On 22.07.2015 13:38, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 07/22/2015 07:08 AM, ZASKE Martin wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> soon, during my upcoming holiday, I want to spend some time learning
>> more about Python, not least for getting even more out of Scribus.
>> Sorry if this is a newbie question, I looked over the wiki and could not
>> find it.
>> Python is being offered in two versions: 2.x and 3.x
>> What about scripts for Scribus? Do I need to learn or apply version 2.x
>> scripts or version 3.x?
>> Being entirely new and having some other tools which can benefit from
>> scripts, I would prefer learning Python 3. Ideas?
>> thanks,
>> Martin
>> PS: The "Scribus Generator" is a great tool for mail merge (rather
>> awesome as a sample script to learn from, but very useful in our office)
> I would say that you may as well focus on 3.x. As far as scripts go, you
> should not see any version problems with older scripts. There isn't so
> much in the way of python commands to learn, and you can scan various
> existing scripts to learn the basic syntax to combine with Scribus commands.
> Since Python is heavily reliant on indentation to organize groups of
> commands, be aware that this can trip you up at times, especially from
> scripts copied from the wiki.
> Greg
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