[scribus-dev] Announce: Scribus 1.4.2 Released

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Mon Jan 14 20:12:41 UTC 2013

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We'd like to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.2 with the below information
about the release, please also see http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/1.4.2_Release
for the coloured wiki format.


Scribus 1.4.2 Released
Providing Windows 64-bit Versions and a New Cross-Platform Spellchecker

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.2.

While this is mostly a bugfix release, it also adds an often requested feature,
namely true cross-platform spellchecking. Until Scribus 1.4.1, the spellchecker
worked only on Linux and UNIX systems, including manually built versions on
Mac OS X. As of version 1.4.2, Scribus provides a modern spellchecker, similar
to LibreOffice and based on Hunspell, which should be easily portable across
all supported platforms. Scribus 1.4.2 will detect existing dictionaries
already installed by hunspell packages or LibreOffice, on the system it has
been installed onto. Additional dictionaries are downloadable directly from
within the Scribus Preferences via freedesktop.org. The spellchecker now also
works within the Story Editor.

Scribus 1.4.2 is also the first release of Scribus that is available as a
64-bit version for Microsoft Windows. These new versions allow Scribus to
access all available memory provided by modern 64-bit computers, which
improves performance when working on large documents. The 64-bit version will
run on Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit, Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, and
Windows 8 64-bit.

In addition, Scribus 1.4.2 comes with updates to the Online Help, as well as
updated translations.

Most important changes

- -    New spellchecker based on Hunspell
- -    64-bit versions available for Windows Vista, 7 and 8
- -    Documentation updates (including translations)
- -    Updated UI translations
- -    A security update for the Python Scripter (Windows)
- -    Fixes to issues with file locations and file names (Windows)
- -    Fixes and an enhancement to the Scripter
- -    Additional build options
- -    Major and minor bugfixes, ranging from crashes in some corner cases to
     usability improvements

A complete list of all changes is available under:

Primary Download Locations

- - Installation packages for Windows, Mac OS X and the source code are
  available here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus/1.4.2/
- - Upstream Debian/Ubuntu repo: http://debian.scribus.net/
- - Fedora RPMS: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mrdocs
- - OpenSUSE, Mandriva and SLED RPMs:
- - A ZIP archive for OS/2 Warp 4 and eComStation will be available soon under:
- - All download options are listed at: http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Download

Download Verification

Description                  File Name                  Sha1sum
Source                       scribus-           40ff0b6fd025a3170567180847a5f0764123cafb
Source                       scribus-1.4.2.tar.xz       6e67e98fa315a2890d9cbb12eed49ecebb7f11cb
OS X Leopard or higher (DMG) scribus-1.4.2.dmg          482be9e18f3a54e7cbf4472969a56f5a30f1a3d1
OS X Leopard or higher (PKG) scribus-1.4.2.pkg          a685e3281d735b1d840184ce7cf8871a9798bc19
Windows 32/64 Bit            scribus-1.4.2-windows.exe  fd0e746734858bf0070701509aa022b50257402e
Windows 64 Bit               scribus-1.4.2-windows-x64.exe
PortableApps.com Format      ScribusPortable_1.4.2.paf.exe (to come)
OS/2 / eComStation           scribus-1.4.2-os2ecs.zip      (to come)


The Scribus Team would like to thank Anduin.net and Modirum for their continued
hosting of all of the Scribus websites.

We are also grateful to the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and
Linux New Media (Germany) for sponsoring.

The Scribus Team is also pleased to have Resene Colours (New Zealand), dtp
studio Oldenburg (Germany) and GiveLife Color System
(Spain) as Special Supporters and donors of colour palettes since the 1.4.0
release, just like we are grateful to the owner of
Vector Portal for the permission to distribute some of his work as Scribus

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