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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0014032ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2016-12-08 21:39
ReporterJLuc Assigned Tojghali  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformLinuxOSUbuntuOS Version14.04
Product Version1.5.2.svn 
Target Version1.5.3Fixed in Version1.5.3.svn 
Summary0014032: Severe performance problem on documents with 8 linked frames
DescriptionScribus screen update rate is a catastroph when more than a couple of text frames are linked.

In uploaded screencast one can see typing appear on screen on a document where 8 text frames are linked. As you can see, It takes 21s to diplay 37 characters. It makes it a pain to work on such a document.

- there are no images at all in the document
- the text that fills these 8 linked text frames is 28200 character long. SLA is 116ko alltogether.
- the whole document is made of 8 pages each with one of the linked frames
- I deleted all defined styles and tested again : same result. The issue is with linked text frames.
- my computer has a 8 core CPU 2.2GHz, 16Go RAM
Additional InformationThis issue is not new. I've experienced this issue for years.

This new report is for small size documents but 0001036 is also related to linked text frame slow display, for very large number of frames (extremely large number since it uses a script to create a extremely large number of linked text frames document)
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related to 0001036 confirmed Severe performance problem on documents with very large number of linked frames 
related to 0012825 confirmed Severe performance issue with layers having special blend modes 



2016-05-06 15:33



2016-05-06 18:28

administrator   ~0040849

"This issue is not new. I've experienced this issue for years."

Then why are you reporting it? There are plenty of other bugs like this.


2016-05-06 19:48

developer   ~0040855

When looking for "linked", Mantis search shows 119 answer. I've carefully parsed these and could not find any report for this issue.

Closest i could find was :
- 0001036 severe performance issue with huge number of linked text frames
- 0012825 severe performance issue with layers, (with example given of a 2 layers 30 pages document without linked text frames)


2016-11-17 11:22

administrator   ~0042443

Fixed by r21515

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-05-06 15:33 JLuc New Issue
2016-05-06 15:33 JLuc File Added: see real time scree update speed.ogv
2016-05-06 16:20 Kunda Relationship added related to 0001036
2016-05-06 18:28 cbradney Note Added: 0040849
2016-05-06 19:48 JLuc Note Added: 0040855
2016-05-06 19:48 JLuc Relationship added related to 0012825
2016-11-17 11:22 jghali Assigned To => jghali
2016-11-17 11:22 jghali Status new => resolved
2016-11-17 11:22 jghali Resolution open => fixed
2016-11-17 11:22 jghali Fixed in Version => 1.5.3.svn
2016-11-17 11:22 jghali Note Added: 0042443
2016-12-05 20:21 cbradney Status resolved => closed
2016-12-08 21:39 cbradney Target Version => 1.5.3