[scribus-dev] Scribus 1.4.2 Portable and Scribus 1.4.2 for OS/2 and eComStation Released

"Christoph Schäfer" christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Sun Jan 20 06:46:35 UTC 2013

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.2 as a Portable App for Windows, as well as a version for OS/2 Warp 4 and eComStation.

Scribus Portable:

Scribus Portable 1.4.2 can be downloaded from http://portableapps.com/apps/office/scribus_portable and is compatible with Ghostscript Portable (http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/ghostscript_portable). Scribus Portable is packaged in the PortableApps.com Format, so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com platform.

Scribus for OS/2 Warp 4 and eComStation (Scribus/2):

In addition to Scribus 1.4.2 for other platforms, the OS/2 and eComStation build includes several bugfixes for issues specific to these operating systems, among them:

- Problems with some versions of Ghostscript have been resolved.

- Problems with Preferences files from earlier versions have been resolved.

- Scribus no longer crashes when opening ODT files or a template.

- Issues with running Scribus 1.4.x on eComStation 1.2 have been resolved.

We strongly recommend to update to the latest Qt4 (http://svn.netlabs.org/qt4) and Ghostscript (http://smedley.id.au/os2ports_new/index.php?page=ghostscript) versions for OS/2 and eComStation.

Scribus 1.4.2 for OS/2 Warp 4 and eComStation is available via Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus/1.4.2/scribus-1.4.2-os2ecs.zip/download

The Scribus Team is very much obliged to Paul Smedley for porting Scribus to OS/2 and eComStation. If you want to support future builds of Scribus for these platforms, please visit http://os2ports.smedley.id.au/ to learn how.

Thanks to the continuing support Serenity Systems (USA) and Mensys (The Netherlands) we have been able to test Scribus on eComStation, which helped a lot with identifying and resolving platform-specific issues.


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 Templates.

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

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