r24188 by craig - Update README
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Fri Nov 6 13:55:03 UTC 2020
Date: Fri Nov 6 13:55:03 2020
New Revision: 24188
--- trunk/Scribus/README (original)
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-Qt 5: As of version 1.5.6, Scribus is being built using version 5.10 of the Qt toolkit.
+Qt 5: As of version 1.5.x, Scribus is being built using version 5 of the Qt toolkit. Scribus 1.5.6 requires at least Qt 5.12.
More dependencies: Scribus 1.5.x makes extensive use of many more external libraries than earlier versions, especially for import filters. In most cases Scribus needs to be explicitly compiled against these libraries, so they become dependencies. In other cases (e.g. UniConvertor), Scribus will detect an installed version automatically. Note that full support for some libraries may not be available on Mac OS X and Windows until the final 1.6.0 release.
@@ -21,7 +21,9 @@
- Vertical alignment of text.
-- Orphans and widows control.
+- Orphans and widows control.
+- The text layout engine has been completely rewritten and now supports about 500 languages and scripts, including right-to-left scripts like Arabic or Hebrew, and complex Asian scripts like Devanagari.
+- Support for advanced OpenType features like automatic ligatures and alternate glyphs.
@@ -48,7 +50,7 @@
A new feature-rich plug-in called âPicture Browserâ enables asset management for graphics files by tagging them or creating graphics collections. Graphics files can be dragged into a Scribus document from the Picture Browser.
+It's now possible to create an âimage queueâ by selecting multiple images in a file selector while pressing the CTRL key. Images can then be inserted into frames in the order of selection, the cursor turning into a preview of the next image in the queue.
@@ -103,7 +105,9 @@
- GraphicsMagick Plug-in: Almost all bitmap formats supported by GraphicsMagick can now be imported into Scribus. Note, though, that to save space in the drop-down menu of the file selectors, the many formats arenât listed separately.
- InDesign/InCopy: While the reverse-engineering efforts regarding InDesignâs binary format (INDD) by third-party developers havenât reached the stage of producing anything useful yet, Adobe has released a complete specification of the XML version of that format (IDML). Scribus 1.5 is being shipped with a basic import filter for this format, which will be improved and refined over time. It will also import InDesign XML Snippets (IDMS) and some InCopy XML files (ICML).
- iWorks Pages (PAGES): Pages is Appleâs word processing software, which also provides many DTP features. A native importfilter has been developed to import files created with Pages â08 and later versions.
+- Krita (KRA): This is the native format of the digital painting program Krita.
- Macromedia FreeHand (FH*): An experimental import filter using libfreehand has been added.
+- A filter for text files using Markdown as a formatting language has been added.
- Micrografx Draw (DRW): This a file format of the once popular Micrografx Draw graphics software for Windows 3 and 95. Since many vector collections using this format are still around, an import filter has been written.
- Microsoft Publisher (PUB): An importer for PUB files has been made possible by the creation of libmspub, wich is also used for Publisher import into LibreOffice. It is supposed to import all Publisher versions.
- Microsoft Visio (VSD, VXD): An importer for Visio files has been made possible by the creation of libvisio, which is also used for Visio import into LibreOffice. It is supposed to import at least Visio versions from 2000â2013.
@@ -125,6 +129,7 @@
- Support for PDF/X-4: PDF/X-4 is a significant improvement over PDF/X-3 in that it permits transparencies.
+- Support for PDF 1.6: As version 1.5.6, export to this PDF version is possible.
- Substantial improvements to PDF forms: The PDF forms code has been completely rewritten, and Scribus now supports all features of PDF forms.
- Support for PDF 3D features, using OpenSceneGraph: Recent versions of the PDF specification allow for 3D objects to be stored in PDF files. Scribus 1.5 introduces a new PDF element called â3D Annotation.â It enables the import of 3D objects in many formats and offer limited editing features, such as display mode or lighting.
- Font embedding: The font embedding code, as well as the related UI has been completely rewritten.
@@ -137,11 +142,16 @@
- New icon set: As of version 1.5.1 Scribus uses a new and modern icon set. It's mostly in black and uses color only where necessary.
- Docked palettes: All palettes can now be docked to the right or left side of the screen space.
-- New Properties Palette: The PP has had a lot of functionality added over time due to other improvements. We will be looking to simplify it in coming 1.5.x releases.
-- Context Menu: The context menu has been redesigned and is now much smaller.
+- Context-sensitive Palette: The Properties Palette has become a bit hard to use, due its many added functions. As as of version 1.5.6 all item-type-specific options have been removed from the PP. They are now available in a separate palette that will change its apperance depending on the kind of object you have selected.
+- Menu bar: The menu bar has been restructured and now takes less screen estate, as well as being much more clearly arranged.
+- Context menu: The context menu has been redesigned and is now much smaller.
+- Visual feedback for rejected fonts: As of version 1.5.6, you don't need to start Scribus from the command line to see which fonts where rejected by Scribus. In the font manager you'll find a new tab called "Rejected Fonts", which list all of them (if any).
+- Tooltips in font selectors: In a font selector you can hover with the mouse over a listed font to learn its name. This is helpful for symbol fonts.
- Document Setup/Preferences: Both settings dialogs have been rewritten from scratch and now offer many more options.
- File preview: The preview in file selectors works for all types of output, DTP, vector and bitmap files.
- Tabbed view mode: If more than one document is open, users can choose a tabbed view mode for easier access to a particular document.
+- New output preview: The output preview is now PDF-based.
+- Easier handling of grouped items: It's now possible to "cycle" through the items in a group by pressing the key combination Alt+Ctrl/Cmd while using the mouse wheel.
- Symbols: Scribus 1.5 introduces a great time saver called Symbols. Every object can be converted to a Symbol or âmaster item.â All copies or âchild itemsâ of this object will inherit every change made to the Symbol.
- A new snap mode: Items can now be snapped to other items.
- âWeldâ feature for objects: Move objects together without grouping them.
@@ -155,12 +165,21 @@
-For the 1.5/1.6 series, the online manual now uses a CSS file to control and enhance the appearance of the text. The file is called manual.css, and like many aspects of Scribus can be modified to your liking. If available, the file will choose the typeface Fontin for various headings. This is a freely available font which can easily be added to your system.
-Note that the Online Manual will probably not be updated until the release of the stable 1.6.x series.
+- For the 1.5/1.6 series, the online manual now uses a CSS file to control and enhance the appearance of the text. The file is called manual.css, and like many aspects of Scribus can be modified to your liking. If available, the file will choose the typeface Fontin for various headings. This is a freely available font which can easily be added to your system.
-==Known Issues in 1.5.x==
+- You can now search for a function by using Ctrl+/ or Cmd+/, respectively. This feature is also accessible via the Help menu.
-- Properties Palette functionality has grown significantly and needs to be split into separate palettes later in the 1.5.x series.
+- Note that the Online Manual will probably not be updated until the release of 1.6.0.
+== Miscelleanous ==
+- Scribus now follows the XDG standard for configuration files. Therefore, the Scribus preference directory has moved from ~/.scribus/ to a new default location: ~/.config/scribus/.
+- With the the exception of the Windows platform, Scribus now uses a PDF-based and newly written printing engine. PostScript is still available, but will be removed over time.
+- Scribus has been updated to run smoothly on the latest versions of Windows 10 and macOS.
+== Known Issues in 1.5.6 ==
- Undo/Redo functionality may not be reliable for certain new features yet.
- Certain older scripts that come bundled with Scribus may not work.
- Some of the "Table" settings in the Properties Palette don't work.
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