[scribus-dev] Scribus 1.4.4 released

Gord Caswell ve4jhj+scribus at gmail.com
Fri May 30 02:16:44 UTC 2014

The portable package has been released and the sha1sum has been added to
the release page on the wiki.


>From the desk of:

Gord Caswell
PortableApps.com developer

On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 12:14 AM, "Christoph Schäfer" <
christoph-schaefer at gmx.de> wrote:

> Scribus 1.4.4 Released, Making Significant Inroads Into Newspaper
> Publishing
> ============================================================================
> The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.4, as
> well as new partnerships with respect to newspaper publishing.
> Scribus 1.4.4 is mostly a bugfixing release, but it also adds a number of
> new features, some of which are relevant for newspaper production.
> It will likely be the last release in the 1.4.x branch, and the Scribus
> Team will from now on solely focus on the development of the next major
> version 1.6. We expect to make available a first alpha release (version
> number 1.5.0) in the course of 2014.
> Most Important Changes:
> * PDF/X-1a export.
> * The Barcode plug-in has been updated to reflect the latest changes in
> the underlying Barcode Writer in Pure PostScript (BWIPP).
> * The Autoquote script has been rewritten and enhanced. It now provides
> more options and adds thin spaces to French texts where appropriate.
> * A script to align images in frames has been added.
> * Full support of the OpenICC Directory Proposal (
> http://www.oyranos.org/wiki/index.php?title=OpenIccDirectoryProposal).
> * The handling of transparencies in Photoshop-generated TIFF files has
> been improved.
> * Page borders can now act as guides (and thus be used for snapping of
> items).
> * The CMYK color palette created by the Newspaper Association of America
> (NAA) for newspaper advertisements has been integrated into Scribus.
> * A new color palette for professional geographers has been added.
> * Export to various bitmap formats has been re-enabled on Mac OS X.
> * Several issues related to the user interface and canvas display have
> been resolved.
> * Adjustments for Windows 8.x.
> * An issue with the spellchecker, resulting in a crash, has been resolved.
> * Documentation and translation updates and improvements.
> For a complete list of changes see:
> http://bugs.scribus.net/view_all_bug_page.php?filter=99610 and
> http://lists.scribus.net/pipermail/scribus-commit.
> New Industry Partnerships with SCS and the NAA
> The Scribus Team is honored and proud to proclaim a new partnership with a
> leading provider of newspaper systems, namely Software Consulting Services,
> LLC (http://www.newspapersystems.com), the co-inventor of QuarkXTensions.
> SCS is already offering a plug-in called ScrImLay, which is written in
> Python and licensed under the GPL. ScrImLay enables import of Layout-8000
> geometry files into Scribus and offers the same functionalities as the
> respective plug-ins for InDesign and QuarkXPress. A comparison between the
> results in InDesign, QuarkXPress and Scribus can be found here:
> http://bit.ly/1cBVcdC.
> Scribus is also being supported for ad building from within SCS's CAS/CDS
> (Community Advertising Services/Community Display Services) application.
> SCS will not only promote Scribus and support customers willing to
> migrate, but also contribute to the development of Scribus itself.
> With almost 40 years of experience in building trusted newspaper systems,
> a credible history of open source contributions since 1991, and a proven
> track record with respect to new technologies, SCS is looking forward to
> create the next generation of newspaper software in cooperation with the
> Scribus Team.
> Thanks to the efforts of SCS, Scribus 1.4.4 is being shipped with the
> latest version of the CMYK color set created and recommended by the
> Newspaper Association of America (NAA) for newspaper printing. This is
> another "first" for Scribus, comparable to being the first program to
> support PDF/X-3, as Scribus is, at this juncture, the only DTP software
> that provides the latest version of the official NAA color set.
> Primary Download Locations:
> * Installation packages for Windows, Mac OS X and the source code are
> available here:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus/1.4.4
> * Debian/Ubuntu repository: [[Debian]] and [[Ubuntu]]
> * Fedora and CentOS RPMs:
> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mrdocs
> * OpenSUSE, SLED, and SLES RPMs:
> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mrdocs
> * A ZIP archive for OS/2 Warp 4 and eComStation is available under:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus/1.4.4
> * A portable version for Windows is available from
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/Scribus%20Portable/
> * Packaging for *BSD, Solaris and OpenIndiana is beyond our influence. We
> recommend updating the respective repository data on a regular basis.
> * All download options are listed at:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Download
> Download Verification
> * Source: scribus-1.4.4.tar.xz 7bd3b4a7d6e6262126079847c617b3a25ba8ab06
> * Source: scribus- 31207a3ce6bd46ad515544fd94c4d43d029b2ae6
> * OS X Leopard or higher, Intel x86 (DMG): scribus-1.4.4.dmg
> 2865d3a49b59fa76c2ab7a2c57a11ec8a9d352fe
> * OS X Leopard or higher, Intel x86 (PKG): scribus-1.4.4.pkg
> c460d40ccc02f639b8abe6a89f9a77c506dd5089
> * Windows 32/64 Bit: scribus-1.4.4-windows.exe
> 44dd8c83ce1864fab7ed490622a2862d4cea5025
> * Windows 64 Bit: scribus-1.4.4-windows-x64.exe
> 5baf0bfeccccdba25fc904531a1aacd460f77c71
> * Windows Portable: coming soon
> * OS/2 and eComStation: coming soon
> Credits
> The Scribus Team would like to thank Anduin.net and Modirum for their
> continued hosting of all of the Scribus websites.
> We are grateful to the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
> (France) and Linux New Media (Germany) for sponsoring.
> The Scribus Team is also honored to have Resene Colours (New Zealand), dtp
> studio Oldenburg (Germany), GiveLife Color System (Spain), Scientific
> Illustration Services Corp. (USA), the Newspaper Association of America
> (USA) and Software Consulting Services (USA) as Special Supporters and
> donors of color palettes and other content since the 1.4.x release, just
> like we are grateful to the owner of Vector Portal for the permission to
> distribute some of his work as Scribus Templates.
> Porting Scribus to OS/2 and eComStation is being supported by Mensys BV
> (The Netherlands) and Serenity Systems (USA).
> Finally, the Scribus Team would like to thank the many end users,
> translators, testers and contributors who helped us with this release.
> HTML version of the announcement:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/1.4.4_Release
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