This page shows a list of time-saving workflow tips for Devs who are developing for Scribus. Feel free to add your shortcuts
Time Reducing Strategies
- reduce the number of files copied in the "make install" step by limiting the number of used languages to the minimum necessary. For this, add:
-DWANT_GUI_LANG="en_GB;de;fr;it;en"to your cmake command.
- if you know that only a single object file has been written by "make" (as an example when you're modifying the source of a plugin), if you're on a slow computer you can speed up the compile/run/tweak cycle by manually copying the object file to the binary directory, instead of doing "make install"
- use all the cores of your CPU to compile faster. That's the -j option. If you got 8 cores, use : make -j8
Traces in the terminal
Whenever you need to understand what happens in the code, it's possible to output traces in to the terminal using
qDebug function :
qDebug() << blah << "some text";
Note: Don't forget to CLEAN YOU CODE before issuing a patch