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Windows / Re: Improve performance when o...
Last post by AdmFubar - June 10, 2023, 11:18:20 PM
The issue is that you are opening a pdf and not a native scribus file.
What is the goal here of using the pdf? what is your workflow like?
Windows / Re: Improve performance when o...
Last post by PatJr - June 10, 2023, 11:11:19 PM
don't think much will help

limit the number of fonts installed
don't close the file, just leave it open and save early and often
only run scribus with only very minimal other applications open

throw hardware at it
  more memory
  faster memory
  hot rod CPU

maybe run it on linux (fedora, mint, debian, ubuntu, ...)

but you probably already thought of these
Windows / Improve performance when openi...
Last post by Davintxi - June 10, 2023, 06:59:24 PM
Hello, :-)

I'm musician, and I'm testing several softwares to include in my "workflow", so I work with large scores, like operas and things like that,...

I love scribus,...but it is very slow opening bigger than 50 pages pdf,...(several 7-10 minutes)
Once they are open it works fine,...

Is there something I could do to make it faster the opening?

I'm in win10 version is 1.5.8 64bits

Thank you very much. :-)
User Interface / Re: IndigoUI: Page Panel
Last post by a.l.e - June 10, 2023, 08:48:04 AM
User Interface / Re: IndigoUI: Page Panel
Last post by tim_occ - June 09, 2023, 12:22:05 AM
Hi a.l.e

Quoteas far i can tell, the page panel gets useful, when there are lot of pages and -- then -- i guess i would prefer to have the preview to be a/ as small as possible b/ showing as many pages as possible.

Page size can be adjusted, currently you can toggle between 3 sizes (small, medium and large). The screenshot shows medium size.

Quotei'm also eager to see how the palette looks when the layout is horizontal

In a previous version, the page blocks had a floating layout based on palette width. I plan to bring it back.

Quoteit will be simpler to use an alternative interaction, like "select and apply".
Good point, I will think about it.

Quoteit should probably also be possible to select multiple pages at once
I also thought about it and planned it as an update later.

Thank you for your feedback. BTW: I read some of your tickets in Mantis bug tracker before I started to implement the new widget.
Text and Typography / Re: display font size in milli...
Last post by a.l.e - June 08, 2023, 11:21:42 AM
no, but you can set the font size in mm (it will be converted in pt)
Text and Typography / display font size in millimetr...
Last post by rokuku - June 08, 2023, 10:55:36 AM
hello. is it possible to have the font size displayed in millimetres

Free discussion / Re: I wonder if improving cont...
Last post by MrB - June 07, 2023, 09:36:21 PM
Gitlab and Github are not located in the EU, which we find unfortunate due to software patent law issues.
So we'd have to self-host git, which we can, but time available is spent on code. We're preparing 1.6.0, as well as spending a good amount of time on 1.7.0 (indigo ui integration with the author, and at the moment, working out podofo 0.10.0 compatibility).
SVN is super easy... you only need 2-3 commands, but yes, its less well known these days.
As for chat, we use IRC... but could consider other things. I started to set up Discord, but got distracted by code instead. Someone to maintain those other things would be great for the project too!
Free discussion / Re: I wonder if improving cont...
Last post by AdmFubar - June 07, 2023, 08:47:57 PM
Adobe prolly feels threatened from from the project when their stock tanked last year. Trying to spread a lil fear that the high quality  free competitor is dead. I've seen this type of hype done before against other types of free software. Dont get taken in by marketing from the competition.
Free discussion / Re: I wonder if improving cont...
Last post by a.l.e - June 07, 2023, 06:24:28 PM
hi nathan

i can only agree with the core message in your post.

i just want to add some additional information:

- there is a gitlab mirror of the scribus code (
- there is a github mirror of the scribus code (
- both can easily be found with a search engine.
- if a community grows around them, the gitlab mirror could be used for reviewing patches (but you should not expect reviews from the team for now)
- you can join the irc channel with the irc to matrix bridge (works in element)
- there is a (mostly dormant; not official) scribus matrix channel

voilà, if people want to do things there are ways... of course, it needs somebody crazy enough to start the fire : - ) (without burning their fingers...)