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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0003096ScribusOS-Win32public2006-01-25 12:472015-02-05 13:45
Assigned Tojghali 
PlatformWindows 2000OSWin2000OS VersionSP4
Product Version1.3.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003096: Network shares unavailable on file open/save dialog
DescriptionI cannot access network shares when using the Scribus File Open/Save dialog.
With drive letters this is fine.

Many companies now use network shares rather than drive mappings. Unless I map a drive I cant access the server even when entering \\servername in the dialog.
Steps To ReproduceWhen trying to save or load an export a file, cannot access networked files shares, even when typing in \\servername\path
Additional InformationThis is also a problem with the Gimp and programs that use the Win32 GTK interface. There is a Gimp file open/save plugin buts its not ideal by any means.
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- Relationships
has duplicate 0004228closedplinnell Scribus does not honour folder redirection settings for My Documents 
has duplicate 0008724closedjghali Scribus can't access External Drives on Mac OS X 
has duplicate 0010146closedjghali Unable to import picture/text 
has duplicate 0010497closedjghali Networks, NAS and Mapped Drives do not exist in Scribus 
has duplicate 0010698closedjghali Open/Save Dialog and Scribus File Manager does not show mapped or network drives 

-  Notes
jghali (administrator)
2006-01-25 14:50
edited on: 2006-01-25 14:51

First Scribus is not a GTK application, it's a Qt application :)

The described behavior is a limitation of the Qt file dialog and on which our file dialog class is based. One possibility is to use the get*Name static methods where possible. On Windows, these methods are using the native Windows file dialogs instead of the qt one. Will have a look asap.

joolsr (reporter)
2006-07-10 17:33


Is there any chance at having another look at this Jean?

There is a bigger problem, that if you save a file with the linux version and then try and open it with the Windows port that the paths are different, and images do not show up, as the path created under Linux doesn't mean anything to Windows.
I tried mapping network drives, but this is messy; exactly the reason we now use network shares instead on our samba server to windows clients.
But we still have a lot of difficulty accessing scribus files properly.
jghali (administrator)
2006-07-10 20:09

Solving this issue requires a network enabled file dialog class. Considering the amount of work needed, i have no time for that now. Using QFileDialog static methods is not a solution for consistency and functionnality reasons.

When saving files scribus uses whenever possible relative paths, so if you have properly organized your files, opening a linux document with the Windows port should not be a problem.
joolsr (reporter)
2006-07-11 10:23

Thank you for your quick response. I do appreciate and fully understand your time constraints. I'm sure it wouldnt be straightforward to get network shares working natively with qt.

But, other programs such as the Windows port of the Gimp, has a plugin that allows you to use the std windows open/save dialog boxes. This of course allows me to use network shares.
Inkscape (Windows) again has the same problem.

I do appreciate that Scribus is primarily designed as a Linux application, but I do know the developers are keen to offer Mac and Windows versions.
Is there any way that a combined, improved Windows file open/save dialog could be developed for the good of the many Windows ports of Linux applications that have the same issue?

Please understand that I am a Linux user through and through, I have been using it as my only OS at home since 2000, but at work Windows is more prevalent, and without the means to open or save files, its going to be difficult to offer it as a solution to many people.
joolsr (reporter)
2009-07-06 16:45

Just a note, in 1.3.5 RC3 on Windows, you cannot browse a Network Neighborhood or any such thing, BUT typing in \\server\share works fine.

This in itself is quite a help
vmurmann (reporter)
2012-04-11 08:31
edited on: 2012-04-11 08:34

workaround windows:
1. Open scribus file on network-share with doubleclicking the file
2. Make "save as"
>> the networkshare is shown
3. Now the networkshare will be shown in other dialogboxes like import picture etc. too

Kunda (manager)
2015-02-02 02:13

Reminder sent to: jghali

Is this still an issue?
Kunda (manager)
2015-02-04 14:16

According to this tester ( [^]) this is non-issue

"Once I type in "\\servername" in the filename field, I can access the network share to open and save files.
Tested with Scribus 1.4.5 on Windows 7 64bit.?"
Kunda (manager)
2015-02-04 14:17

Marking as resolved with the intention to close
Kunda (manager)
2015-02-04 14:46

Needs to be tested on 1.5svn as well
JimmyVolatile (reporter)
2015-02-05 10:00

* I can confirm that 1.4.5 on Win 8 64-bit can access typed in network share paths i.e. "\\servername\folder".

* I can not access mapped drive letters: "H:\"

* I can not access paths containing $ as in "\\servername\folder$"

Scribus Version 1.4.3
20 July 2013
Build ID: C-*-T-*-C1.8.6-Windows-64bit
Using Ghostscript version 9.10
Kunda (manager)
2015-02-05 13:45

Reopening, thanks JimmyVolatile

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-01-25 12:47 joolsr New Issue
2006-01-25 14:50 jghali Note Added: 0008338
2006-01-25 14:51 jghali Note Edited: 0008338
2006-01-27 23:33 plinnell Status new => assigned
2006-01-27 23:33 plinnell Assigned To => jghali
2006-07-10 17:33 joolsr Note Added: 0011835
2006-07-10 20:09 jghali Note Added: 0011838
2006-07-11 10:23 joolsr Note Added: 0011850
2006-09-07 17:16 mhanski Relationship added related to 0004228
2006-09-08 02:09 plinnell Relationship replaced has duplicate 0004228
2009-07-06 16:45 joolsr Note Added: 0022124
2010-02-04 23:54 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0008724
2011-07-26 21:30 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0010146
2012-01-08 12:22 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0010497
2012-04-11 08:31 vmurmann Note Added: 0027917
2012-04-11 08:34 vmurmann Note Edited: 0027917 View Revisions
2012-05-01 18:06 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0010698
2014-10-08 20:38 Kunda Category Win32 => OS-Win32
2015-02-02 02:13 Kunda Note Added: 0034419
2015-02-04 14:16 Kunda Note Added: 0034436
2015-02-04 14:17 Kunda Note Added: 0034437
2015-02-04 14:17 Kunda Status assigned => resolved
2015-02-04 14:17 Kunda Resolution open => fixed
2015-02-04 14:46 Kunda Note Added: 0034440
2015-02-05 10:00 JimmyVolatile Note Added: 0034443
2015-02-05 13:45 Kunda Note Added: 0034444
2015-02-05 13:45 Kunda Status resolved => assigned

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