[scribus] Scribus and Windows 10

ZASKE Martin zm at revue-gugu.org
Tue Oct 27 10:44:04 UTC 2015

Thank you Craig for this information. Sorry for a late delay, plenty of
work at the moment and our commercial French spell checker (Cordial from
Synapse) has also gone Zombie in Windows 10... And Corel X6 is showing
all menus in white on white... Beware the user who has got deadlines,
maybe Win 8.1 is still a much more stable OS than Win 10.

I hereby beg and plea to Jean and team to make 1.4.6 "stable" for
Windows 10, please please. We do all our production work in 1.4.5 and
spend a lot of our time in Windows on our personal machines. We have
never moved to Scribus 1.5 because of the "not stable" status (no need
to go there again unless people have new facts about stability). In our
public office we run Linux machines, but we are traveling, so are using
our notebooks at the moment.

Alternatively we are running Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS in Virtualbox. Sadly,
the sharing of data between the host Windows 10 and the guest Ubuntu
14.04 is rather a pain. Still this would be an option, to take our DTP
work into Ubuntu, if the "Scribus behaves funny in Windows 10 situation"
would prevail for several more weeks or months.

So if you could please give us an idea about timing (even informed
guesses) for 1.4.6 and what the plans are concerning Qt, that would help
us a lot.

thank you and greetings,


PS: And for ending on a positive note: Normally we run small print runs
from our own laser printers or we publish online etc. Last week we
ordered 4c recto/verso digital prints from a new-to-us commercial online
print shop:
	Suddenly we had to deal with bleeds, photos converted to CMYK TIFF with
integrated profiles, PDF/X-3 export, colour management and a certain
profile for the machine... All we could afford was pseudo
online-proofing. So The Wait was rather exiting. But the results are
marvellous, very very nice on 200g coated non-glossy paper. What a delight.
	And Scribus has handled it all very competently (apart from the
erratically sideways jumping menus). We do not have budgets to play with
the pros, but we can prepare pro-ready documents for printing. Thank you

On 20.10.2015 17:20, Craig Bradney wrote:
> Apart from any new version of Qt that Jean might use with the upcoming version of 1.4.6, there's nothing we can do to fix this. We don't control menu locations, Qt does, and it might only receive fixes in Qt5 which is not used for 1.4.x.
> Craig
>> On 20 Oct 2015, at 17:10, ZASKE Martin <zm at revue-gugu.org> wrote:
>> Dear List,
>> just upgraded both our personal computers to Windows 10 Pro 64bit English
>> and kept both our Scribus installations through the upgrade:
>> Scribus 1.4.5
>> Build ID:  C-*-T-*-C1.8.6-Windows64bit
>> Using Ghostscript Version 9.16
>> We are both using an extended desktop, by running an external monitor of
>> same size as our main monitors (full HD).
>> Now we both noticed that opening the menus (File, Edit, Item, etc.),
>> they tend to jump sideways, where they do not belong. Normally (in
>> Windows 8.1 Pro) they were opening more or less underneath the menu-name
>> in the menu bar.
>> The lateral offset is so bad, that for certain menu-items, they are not
>> being shown (i.e. they are being shown "where there is no more screen").
>> This is probably a bug, as we can repeat it and can observe it in two
>> machines. We are stressed, getting ready for a deadline. I will file a
>> proper bug-report towards the end of this week (I hope).
>> For right now:
>> - Has anyone else observed this behaviour too?
>> - Any reasonable workarounds yet?
>> - (For my wife it helped to re-arrange her physical set-up; she moved
>> her external screen to the left of her computer, to make more of the
>> menus come up, "where there is screen". My external monitor is already
>> to the left side - I just suffer from badly placed menus.)
>> Bright side: The upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 has worked
>> surprisingly well (option of keeping all my apps and data) and Scribus
>> 1.4.5 is at least working. (There was one driver and one program
>> (Virtual CD) which had to be entirely re-installed and upgraded too.
>> Greetings, and thanks for any input,
>> Martin
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