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|0011428||Scribus||User Interface||public||2013-02-19 23:07||2014-08-20 12:49|
|Summary||0011428: "Ghostscript missing" dialog should be dismissible|
|Description||I don´t need Ghostscript, so I don´t want to install it. Therefore, it would be good to (optionally) get rid of that startup message telling me that GS is missing.|
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||Maybe we should add an option "Do not remind me again", similar to the ODT/SXW import dialog.|
a/ most people who see the dialog (which is their welcome into scribus!!!!) will never need ghostscript
b/ the print preview should correctly be renamed to imply that it's only useful at the prepress level and it's not the print preview 99% of the people are looking for (which is a button in the right lower corner of the window or is a pdf they will be generating).
c/ the dialog should only be shown when the user and scribus happen to really need gs... at that point no need for a [ ] don't bother me checkbox... since scribus will have to fail...
||Sounds perfect to me!|
||Ghostscript is a dependency we want to keep. We need to work out how to distribute it too.|
||Why distribute something that according to ale most people won´t need? This will bloat the setup, waste space afterwards, and in case security problems arise in GS will call for a Scribus update. Just my two cents.|
||Ale is wrong.|
||Without gs no EPS, PDF, PS import into image frames (many EPS files used in a professional environment are pure raster files!). The Barcode Writer also won't work, among others.|
||The functionality that Christoph mentions is functionality we always want to be in Scribus, which is why we "require" the install, even if there is a level of functionality available without it.|
||It would be OK, though, to add something like a "Don't remind me again" option. There are other warnings that remind users of a missing Ghostscript.|
||Also note that recent versions of gs provide features like conversion to XPS, which would make adding XPS export/import much easier in the future. In short, gs may become even more relevant in terms of 21st century publishing.|
craig, i don't think that ale is so wrong: most people won't ever import any eps nor ps files.
and i don't think that we need gs for every pdf, only for pdf containing ps/eps. for most people also an unusual event.
for this reason, it's not a good idea to greet the first time users with an invitation to install something that he or she probably won't ever need.
i think that ale is right when he affirms that the message should be made when ghostscript is requested, not when scribus starts.
... going back to my winter sleep... ciao.
i guess (and hope) that the won't fix status is a manipulation error...
ok, no making it dismissable has been refused... that's fine, since now gs is only requested when it's really needed!
|2013-02-19 23:07||larsen||New Issue|
|2013-02-21 06:32||christoph_s||Note Added: 0029865|
|2013-02-21 09:13||ale||Note Added: 0029867|
|2013-02-21 10:13||larsen||Note Added: 0029869|
|2013-02-21 15:58||cbradney||Note Added: 0029870|
|2013-02-21 16:07||larsen||Note Added: 0029871|
|2013-02-21 17:58||cbradney||Note Added: 0029872|
|2013-02-21 22:58||christoph_s||Note Added: 0029873|
|2013-02-21 23:28||cbradney||Note Added: 0029874|
|2013-02-22 08:06||christoph_s||Note Added: 0029877|
|2013-02-22 08:27||christoph_s||Note Added: 0029879|
|2013-02-22 17:42||ale||Note Added: 0029881|
|2014-06-03 21:28||cbradney||Status||new => closed|
|2014-06-03 21:28||cbradney||Assigned To||=> cbradney|
|2014-06-03 21:28||cbradney||Resolution||open => won't fix|
|2014-06-04 10:29||ale||Note Added: 0031987|
|2014-06-04 10:34||ale||Note Edited: 0031987|
|2014-08-20 12:49||FirasH||Relationship added||duplicate of 0012623|