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Installation and Setup / Re: Scribus 1.6.1 Dark Mode in...
Last post by AdmFubar - April 05, 2024, 09:13:13 PM
Works for me. But mind you i am also running kvantum as well, YMMV.
Code / Re: The Scribus releases: goin...
Last post by Nermander - April 05, 2024, 09:10:34 PM
I was mainly referring to that the first 1 has been there a long time without changing, and thus it not really significant.

It's a bit like when you in homebrewing refer to the specific gravity, you usually say SG 50 when it is formally 1,050. (And you say -10 when it is rather 0,990.)
Code / Re: The Scribus releases: goin...
Last post by a.l.e - April 05, 2024, 05:23:11 PM
no, it's about dropping the third number (we have had a forth one sometimes) and increasing the first instead of the second.

but yes, we could also drop the 1. and make the next stable release scribus 7.0 or 7.1 (instead of the 1.8.0 that we would get, if we follow the current schema).

now that i think about it, your suggestion is even better and would avoid the "not so nice" 2.0 (many people associate a small revolution with the release of a 2.0 version...).
and i've already seen several people mentioning scribus 5.4 without the leading 1.

such a jump has already happened for other projects. that wouldn't something completely new.
Code / Re: The Scribus releases: goin...
Last post by Nermander - April 05, 2024, 04:21:33 PM
You are essentially suggesting to drop the first 1 that has been there like forever? :)
Beginner Talk / Re: Compressing the exported ....
Last post by scriber - April 05, 2024, 01:53:57 PM
I usually send a really shrinked preview of a magazine to other collaborators using this ghostscript command from bash shell on linux:
gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dPDFSETTINGS=/ebook -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dBATCH -sOutputFile=output-small.pdf input-big.pdf
Linux / Re: Pense-bête de quatre pages...
Last post by a.l.e - April 05, 2024, 11:48:09 AM

le fichier que tu a mis en annexe est un fichier pdf...
et je peux l'importer dans scribus sans trop de problèmes (les cases sont loin d'être parfaites, mais le text est reconnu).


par contre, je ne suis pas au courant du fait que scribus puisse importer des fichier ods.
donc c'est déjà presque un miracle que tu puisse lire les consonnes et le voyelles non accentuées...

je crois que nous avons besoins de plus de détails sur ce que tu es en train de faire...

ceci dit, si tu veux garder le tableau de libreoffice et just en placer plusieurs -- tels quels -- dans une page A4, tu peux importer le fichier PDF en tant que vecteur et le résultat est parfait.
mais, là, tu ne pourras pas modifier le texte dans scribus.
Installation and Setup / Re: Scribus 1.6.1 Dark Mode in...
Last post by a.l.e - April 05, 2024, 11:34:06 AM
let's try to sum it up:

  • i have a light mode "vanilla" linux (no desktop environment), and i could not get scribus to use a dark mode.
  • we have several people complaining that on their dark mode MacOs they don't see the icons (and the reply is: pick the dark icons). so i have to assume that it just works for them.
  • we have lot of people complaining that on windows they don't manage to get scribus to use the dark mode.

my question: are there people around that are actually using scribus 1.6 with dark mode on windows or linux?

can they tell the community, if they had to do anything special to get scribus to match the (dark) system theme?

(btw, as far as i understood, the development branch 1.7.0 should automatically detect the dark theme... but that's for the "distant" future...)

Here a summary of the (still partial) result of the survey:

  • It works correctly on Linux with KDE and the Kvantum theme installed.

I'll update this list with the feedback of the users.
Installation and Setup / Re: Scribus 1.6.1 Dark Mode in...
Last post by kn0 - April 05, 2024, 10:41:33 AM
Quote from: MrB on April 05, 2024, 08:07:43 AMMake sure you select the dark mode icon set too.

I now tried all the following permutations with a restart in between each of them and all resulted in Scribus being displayed in a light theme:

Windows 11 Pro OS build 22631.3374
Scribus 1.6.1

Windows Color    Scribus Theme    Icon Set
Light                     blank                    1.5.1
Light                     windowsvista         1.5.1
Light                     Windows               1.5.1
Light                     Fusion                   1.5.1
Light                     blank                    1.5.0
Light                     windowsvista         1.5.0
Light                     Windows               1.5.0
Light                     Fusion                   1.5.0
Light                     blank                    1.5.1 Dark
Light                     windowsvista         1.5.1 Dark
Light                     Windows               1.5.1 Dark
Light                     Fusion                   1.5.1 Dark
Dark                     blank                    1.5.1
Dark                     windowsvista         1.5.1
Dark                     Windows               1.5.1
Dark                     Fusion                   1.5.1
Dark                     blank                    1.5.0
Dark                     windowsvista         1.5.0
Dark                     Windows               1.5.0
Dark                     Fusion                   1.5.0
Dark                     blank                    1.5.1 Dark
Dark                     windowsvista         1.5.1 Dark
Dark                     Windows               1.5.1 Dark
Dark                     Fusion                   1.5.1 Dark
Code / The Scribus releases: going fo...
Last post by a.l.e - April 05, 2024, 10:12:53 AM
Today, I have a suggestion concerning the future version numbers of Scribus.

TLDR: Starting from the next release, Scribus should use a simpler x.y release number schema (the next values being 2.0 and the following one 3.0) instead of the current 1.x.y one.

Up to now, Scribus has been using a versioning schema that was very common in the past:

  • development starts in an odd version (like currently 1.7.0svn), and
  • when the software is ready for been published in a new version a new even version is created (the next, 1.8.0, is planned for the end of the year; 1.6.0, followed by 1.6.1 and 1.6.2 came out at the beginning of this year).

The world has changed, and nowadays few software stills uses this schema (Gimp being one of them) but most just use x.y.z (Inkscape, Blender) or xxx.y (Firefox and most browswers) or flexible schemas (MacOs, Windows) without giving any special meaning to the numbers (except that, mostly, bigger is better).

And most users seem to have a hard time understanding the current Scribus version schema.

My suggestion:

  • In the future each new release should increase the first number by one (so, after 1.6 there will be 2.0; it will be strange at first, but once we get to 4.0 nobody will care anymore)
  • There should be no different number schema for stable and development version: once 2.0 is released, the development of 3.0 starts and when it is ready, it will be released as 3.1 (or 3.14 if there are lot of pre-releases before)
  • This will also answer the question: after 1.8, should we have 1.10 or 2.0?
  • And it's more environmental friendly, since we waste less numbers...
  • (And, yes, we should keep 1.7 for this development cycle! No need to hurry.)

I believe that this change will simplify the communication with our actual users (even the MacPorts maintainers do not seem to understand it...)
Installation and Setup / Re: Scribus 1.6.1 Dark Mode in...
Last post by MrB - April 05, 2024, 08:07:43 AM
Make sure you select the dark mode icon set too.