[Scribus] Congratulations and initial comments...

Asif Lodhi asif.lodhi
Tue Sep 25 12:49:36 CEST 2007

Hi All,

On 9/25/07, John Beardmore <John at t4sltd.co.uk> wrote:
> Randolph Bentson wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 06:18:17AM -0500, william f. maddock wrote:
> >> And what if somebody?for whatever reason?moves the pictures? Disk
> >> space or not, it is far better to have the pictures embedded within the
> >> actual document. That way, .......................................... ...

Following is another possible way to resolve this issue  -
specifically to keep the images & SLA files together in one place (I
have registered it as a feature-request in the bug-tracker) -
The bug-request ID is : 6274.

Introduce the following features:

* In addition to the existing feature of creating a Scribus file, introduce yet
  another option - "Create Project..." - that will make Scribus create a
  directory (instead of a single SLA file), bearing the Project-Name or Scribus
  file-name, and place all SLA files related to
  the project in the project directory.

* Make additional changes so that, when any of the image-inserting operations is
  selected, Scribus provides an option (should be the default) to the user to
  copy the image (that the user wants to insert into the SLA) into the current
  project's directory. It should be a _default_ *option* - that is, the user
  should be able to choose not to copy the images to the project directory.

* Additionally, there could be a hierarchical explorer displaying the correct
  hierarchy of all the Scribus files in the project along with the external
  resources included in the project at the correct points. The explorer could
  have the ability to carry out file operations with necessary adjustments to
  the project so that the project's *files* integrity is maintained - that is,
  all files remain in a single *project* directory.

The project directory could be a local directory or one created in a
remote server or whatever. Actually, this is just like the web
application management
feature present in Macromedia DreamWeaver (now owned by Adobe).

Best regards,


ps: I haven't used the recent Scribus versions very much so I am sorry
if the document hierarchy explorer feature is already there.

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