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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0003096ScribusWin32public06-Jan-25 12:4712-Apr-11 08:31
Reporterjoolsr 
Assigned Tojghali 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityalways
StatusassignedResolutionopen 
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
(0008338)
jghali (administrator)
06-Jan-25 14:50
edited on: 06-Jan-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.

(0011835)
joolsr (reporter)
06-Jul-10 17:33

Hi

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.
(0011838)
jghali (administrator)
06-Jul-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.
(0011850)
joolsr (reporter)
06-Jul-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.
(0022124)
joolsr (reporter)
09-Jul-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
(0027917)
vmurmann (reporter)
12-Apr-11 08:31
edited on: 12-Apr-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


- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
06-Jan-25 12:47 joolsr New Issue
06-Jan-25 14:50 jghali Note Added: 0008338
06-Jan-25 14:51 jghali Note Edited: 0008338
06-Jan-27 23:33 plinnell Status new => assigned
06-Jan-27 23:33 plinnell Assigned To => jghali
06-Jul-10 17:33 joolsr Note Added: 0011835
06-Jul-10 20:09 jghali Note Added: 0011838
06-Jul-11 10:23 joolsr Note Added: 0011850
06-Sep-07 17:16 mhanski Relationship added related to 0004228
06-Sep-08 02:09 plinnell Relationship replaced has duplicate 0004228
09-Jul-06 16:45 joolsr Note Added: 0022124
10-Feb-04 23:54 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0008724
11-Jul-26 21:30 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0010146
12-Jan-08 12:22 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0010497
12-Apr-11 08:31 vmurmann Note Added: 0027917
12-Apr-11 08:34 vmurmann Note Edited: 0027917 View Revisions
12-May-01 18:06 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0010698



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