[scribus] saving as EPS automatically

Scribus User scribus.user at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 12:24:31 UTC 2016

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 4:56 AM, ale rimoldi <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch> wrote:

> hi hw,
> On 04/04/16 11:44, hw wrote:
>> Juraj Fedel schrieb:
>>> On Fri, Apr 01, 2016 at 12:41:53PM +0200, hw wrote:
>>>> I've been trying the script below with the 1.5.1 appimage,
>>>> and it crashes when trying to save as EPS.
>>> Thanks for report. That is bug in scribus.
>>> I have provided patch in bug number #13900
>>> With applied patch your script should work fine.
>> Thank you very much!  I'll try it out.
>> BTW, is it possible to run Scribus to do the conversion to EPS
>>>> (or PDF) on the server without Scribus failing because there's no
>>>> X session?  Can it be compiled as some sort of conversion filter
>>>> without GUI support?
>>> Unfortunately this is not possible without X server running.
>>> You can however run vnc server for scribus.
>> Not even with the '-g -nns' options?  It would be really nice if
>> a GUI weren't required when it isn't used at all ...  Is there any
>> way to do just a conversion of the *.sla file to eps without a GUI?
>> Or could cups simply print *.sla files transparently like it can print,
>> for example, pdf and eps?  That would be all that's needed for
>> printing the labels.  If there was a filter cups could use to convert
>> *.sla into eps ...
> modifying scribus so that it can be run without X installed is
> theoretically possible.
> at least for what concerns scribus itself and Qt. i don't know if any of
> the used library requires X (but i don't think so).
> i don't think that the team will ever have the resources for doing it, but
> as it has happened in the past, they will accept well forged patches that
> modify the code to enable (i would suggest: if possible step by step) an
> X-less environment.
> an approach would be to create a main_*.cpp file that instantiates
> QCoreApplication instead of QApplication...
> and then work on it until things work correctly...
> lot of changes have already being contributed, to get scribus to work
> headless, so it might now be easier to work on it (i made some very shy
> tries a few years ago...)
> have fun!
> a.l.e

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