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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0013050ScribusUsabilitypublic2015-06-15 13:33
ReporterKunda Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformMacOSOSXOS Version10.9.5
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0013050: [Feature] Add optional info box in GUI for debug purposes and reporting more indepth errors
DescriptionThere are many bugs/features requesting more 'behind the scenes' info about:
* what caused a specific crash, 0008430
* why a file format didn't import correctly 0005941, #4945, 0009078, 0009159, 0012074, 0012187
* helping understand why a function didn't execute correctly (perhaps a plugin or script etc...)
* seeing debug output of certain functions
etc.
Additional InformationAs Vlada mentions in 0005941:0026807 "Don't we already support this by writing unsupported features to terminal? How hard would it be to pop up info box in GUI too?"
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parent of 0005941 acknowledged Add optional (geeky) extender for listing of unsupported SVG features that had been discarded on import 
parent of 0009078 confirmed Incorrect Import of SVG File. 
parent of 0009159 new PDF form fields don't import correctly 
parent of 0012074 assignedfschmid Missing warning if an ODG file contains unsupported features 
parent of 0012187 new SVG not well imported 
parent of 0008612 new better warning when opening of a .sla failed 
parent of 0008430 new Provide detailed feedback as to what's wrong when crashing when opening document 
related to 0012183 new No message for warnings when importing PDF 
Not all the children of this issue are yet resolved or closed.

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ale

2015-05-07 06:57

manager   ~0035060

this feature must be well planned in order not to slow scribus down and not make the code even more unreadable than it currently is.

one idea is to use the standard error for this.
when scribus catches something strange it could output a message to the standard error (the terminal by default).
a preference could be added to get scribus to redirect the output of qDebug() to a specific file... that should be possible...

storing the the undo list in the doc and being able to export it, might also be of help... so we know "exactly" what the user did...

just some ideas...

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-05-06 20:35 Kunda New Issue
2015-05-06 20:36 Kunda Relationship added related to 0005941
2015-05-06 20:36 Kunda Relationship replaced parent of 0005941
2015-05-06 20:36 Kunda Relationship added parent of 0009078
2015-05-06 20:37 Kunda Relationship added parent of 0009159
2015-05-06 20:37 Kunda Relationship added parent of 0012074
2015-05-06 20:37 Kunda Relationship added parent of 0012187
2015-05-06 20:39 Kunda Additional Information Updated View Revisions
2015-05-06 20:45 Kunda Relationship added parent of 0008612
2015-05-07 06:57 ale Note Added: 0035060
2015-05-08 00:40 Kunda Description Updated View Revisions
2015-05-08 00:40 Kunda Relationship added parent of 0008430
2015-05-19 18:38 Kunda Relationship added related to 0012183