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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0015641ScribusGeneralpublic2023-12-24 10:00
ReporterColin Whyles Assigned Tocbradney  
PrioritynormalSeveritycrashReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionunable to reproduce 
PlatformMac ProOSmacos MojaveOS Version10.14.5
Product Version1.5.4 
Summary0015641: Re-ordering text frames causes crash
DescriptionIf a page has several text frames, trying to reorder the level of each frame as shown in the outline causes a signal 11 crash.
Steps To ReproduceCreate several text frames on a page. If a contents page is created, then the text frames might not appear in the desired order. To re-order the frames to get them into the preferred order it should be possible to drag them in outline view. This causes a signal 11 crash. Scribus then has to be force-quit. The only way to re-order the text frames safely is to cut and paste them in the desired order.
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Colin Whyles

2019-04-10 10:40

reporter   ~0046097

An alternative, and perhaps simpler, way to reorder the frames is to use the 'raise-lower' functions.


2019-04-10 10:56

updater   ~0046098

unable to reproduce under macOS 10.14.4 with scribus 1.5.4. (btw. where do you have an macOS 10.14.5 from?)


2019-04-10 11:26

administrator   ~0046099

Unable to reproduce either with current 1.5.5.svn on Windows. A sample document with precise steps to reproduce might help.

Colin Whyles

2019-04-10 12:13

reporter   ~0046100

macos 10.14.5 is a beta, but I have always had this problem for many versions of macos, so I would be surprised if it were related to that. The precise steps required are as I describe. I don't know how else to put it. Open outline view, try to drag text frames into a different order, i.e. re-arrange their levels. For me, Scribus always freezes with a Signal 11. I've attached an example document. Expect lots of missing images!


2019-04-10 16:01

updater   ~0046104

just tried with your file – couldn't find a way to crash/freeze scribus. rearranging positions in the 'outline' window works fine.


2019-04-10 16:20

administrator   ~0046105

I did some tests too, I couldn't trigger a crash either.

Colin Whyles

2019-04-10 17:19

reporter   ~0046107

Strange that no-one else here seems to see this. Is there a log somewhere I could upload that might contain a clue?


2019-04-10 21:41

administrator   ~0046111

Unable to reproduce on OSX 10.14.4 with current SVN.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-04-10 10:34 Colin Whyles New Issue
2019-04-10 10:40 Colin Whyles Note Added: 0046097
2019-04-10 10:56 utnik Note Added: 0046098
2019-04-10 11:26 jghali Note Added: 0046099
2019-04-10 12:13 Colin Whyles File Added: 12R Vol 9 Iss 2 Autumn-Winter 2018.sla
2019-04-10 12:13 Colin Whyles Note Added: 0046100
2019-04-10 16:01 utnik Note Added: 0046104
2019-04-10 16:20 jghali Note Added: 0046105
2019-04-10 17:19 Colin Whyles Note Added: 0046107
2019-04-10 21:41 cbradney Note Added: 0046111
2023-12-20 21:58 cbradney Assigned To => cbradney
2023-12-20 21:58 cbradney Status new => resolved
2023-12-20 21:58 cbradney Resolution open => unable to reproduce
2023-12-24 10:00 cbradney Status resolved => closed