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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0009607ScribusUsabilitypublic2016-05-12 03:29
Reporterbartje Assigned ToHerm 
Status assignedResolutionopen 
PlatformLinuxOSUbuntuStudioOS Version10.04
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Summary0009607: Scribus has a really hard time loading documents exceeding 20 pages with lot's of render frames (lilypond)
DescriptionOn a dualcore, 4 GB ram, files are getting really difficult to load for scribus when they exceed about 20 pages of content. I had to dig into the xml file code and delete a lot of content to get the file opened again in scribus. Having a system like mine, I can understand it gets hard to get audio, video and 3D on optimal speed in extremely high quality, but for pure text and images, it is a very low performance, not being able to create a document of 20 + pages, even without images but with render frames.

In cases like this, a warning should be thrown that the file is getting too big to remain stable.
Tagsrender frames


child of 0002438 acknowledged Metabug: Cases of extreme memory use 
child of 0007647 acknowledgedHerm Metabug: Render Frames (LaTeX, GnuPlot, LilyPond, GraphViz, etc.) 



2010-12-22 16:19

administrator   ~0025177

Last edited: 2010-12-22 19:03

>> even without images but with render frames.

Render frames are images. When loading such doc, scribus has to render images from the source code you put in your render frames.


2010-12-22 17:15

administrator   ~0025178

Render frames are worse than images, as rendering the content of a render frame might take more time than loading an image.


2010-12-22 17:41

reporter   ~0025179

Images or no images, (ultimately even fonts are images -an image of a character-, and svg has to be rendered as well, this is not the issue) when working on a document, closing it and open it again to discover that the file has become too big for scribus to open, is not only very frustrating, it is unacceptable. If it takes some time, ok, people can live with that, and split the file in smaller parts when they notice it gets slow, but that it does not open any more is a little too much. Hours of work are lost this way.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-12-22 14:56 bartje New Issue
2010-12-22 16:19 jghali Note Added: 0025177
2010-12-22 16:20 jghali Note Edited: 0025177
2010-12-22 17:15 fschmid Note Added: 0025178
2010-12-22 17:41 bartje Note Added: 0025179
2010-12-22 19:03 jghali Note Edited: 0025177
2014-09-12 03:22 christoph_s Assigned To => christoph_s
2014-09-12 03:22 christoph_s Status new => assigned
2014-09-12 03:22 christoph_s Assigned To christoph_s => Herm
2014-09-13 13:35 Kunda Relationship added child of 0002438
2015-06-26 19:49 Kunda Relationship added related to 0007647
2015-06-26 19:49 Kunda Relationship replaced child of 0007647
2016-05-12 03:29 Kunda Tag Attached: render frames