[scribus-dev] Announcement: Scribus 1.3.6 released

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Sun Mar 21 23:26:33 CET 2010

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.3.6. This 
version is another major step on the way to the next stable release 1.4.

Compared to the work on Scribus 1.3.5, the development of Scribus 1.3.6 was 
focussed on stabilising the code base, and especially on weeding out issues 
that were mostly due to the porting of the code from Qt3 to Qt4. 

Almost 150 bugs have been fixed since the release of 1.3.5. In addition, 
Scribus 1.3.6 provides some minor enhancements:

- New Scripter functions
- Usability improvements
- Translation updates
- More colour palettes
- Updates to the documentation
- Build instructions for OpenSolaris

The Scribus Team considers this version to be quite stable and ready for many 
real-world use cases. However, since there are still some annoyances that 
prevent us from releasing version 1.4, more cautious users may want to prefer 
to stick with the officially stable version

The Scribus Team will continue to implement new features and improvements in a 
new experimental branch. Once tested and confirmed as working flawlessly, 
they will be backported and become part of the 1.4 milestone.

==Important Information==

Please note that we have branched our code repository:

- 1.3.7svn code (the next iteration of the development version and probably 
the last before the release of 1.4) is available from the "Version135" 


- trunk (=experimental) is now versioned 1.5.0svn 
(svn://scribus.info/Scribus/trunk) and continues to undergo heavy changes. 
Please use this branch for testing only!

The Scribus Team recommends that all distributions package Scribus 
as "Scribus" or "scribus". We recommend the additional packaging of 1.3.6 
only if it is marked as a development version and can be installed alongside 
an existing Scribus (for example as "scribus-ng").

An important reminder:
If you are working with 1.3.3.x and decide to implement some design features 
available in 1.3.6, you should only work with a copy of your file, since once 
it is saved in 1.3.6 format, you will not be able to open it again with 

Similarly, if you are working with a team, try to make sure that all team 
members use the same Scribus version -- this will avoid many headaches and 
extra work.

==Primary Download Location==

Windows and Mac OSX installers, as well as the source code are available here:


OS/2 installers will be added soon.

==Further Download Options==

- Upstream Debian/Ubuntu repo: http://debian.scribus.net

- Fedora 11 and 12 RPMS: 

- openSUSE 11+ and SLED RPMs: 

- Mandriva 2010 RPM: 

==Source Verification==

MD5: 2b2e52c5a06e190b0f5651b1f75d5065
SHA1 5f2fa179c4393a0393e1ec4f6e92dfd410f83d72

MD5: 2d653c8371d198b5d8321e9ba5e0142d
SHA1: 35ceba09bea73b3cb10f38dddc5bc24185df794e

MD5: 5c4122b7656cead6b07aefe4362edc3a
SHA1: 9a3770585d24fb5dae697ce05f0f86d17196be24

MD5: e714b1de4ed61130cf889170a605eb21
SHA1: d060ad76591ceab0505e7af913b07e136a112250


The Scribus Team would like to thank Anduin.net/Øverby Consulting (Norway) for 
their continued hosting of all of the Scribus websites.

We are also grateful to Linux New Media (Germany) for sponsoring.

Moreover, the Scribus Team is pleased to name Resene Colours (New Zealand), 
dtp studio (Germany), Serenity Systems (USA), Vectorportal (Russia) and 
Marabu-Druckfarben (Germany) as Special Supporters.

Finally, the Scribus Team would like to thank the many end users, translators, 
testers and contributors who helped us with this important release.

==About Scribus==

Scribus is an award-winning, cross-platform Open-Source page layout 
application with a focus on high-quality and commercial-grade PDF and 
PostScript output. Originally developed on Linux, Scribus runs natively on 
Mac OS X, OS/2, many forms of UNIX and Windows 2000/XP/Vista by now.

Underneath a user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing 
features, such as CMYK colour, spot colours, separations, ICC colour 
management, printing marks and versatile PDF creation, including PDF/X.

Encouraged by professionals and beginners alike, the Scribus Team, supported 
by a large and constantly growing number of enthusiastic contributors from 
all over the world, is dedicated to improve "one of the most powerful and 
useful open-source projects out there" (TechRepublic).


- Scribus Website: http://www.scribus.net
- Scribus Wiki: http://wiki.scribus.net
- Scribus Developer Blog: http://rants.scribus.net/
- Bugtracker: http://bugs.scribus.net

- Scribus General Mailing List: 
- Scribus Development Mailing List: 

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