Development Tricks

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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' and 'make install -j8' and you will make lot faster.


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