[scribus-dev] Scribus 1.5.5 released

"Christoph Schäfer" christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Fri Aug 2 21:12:04 UTC 2019

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of the stable development version 1.5.5. Unlike previous versions of 1.5.x, changes in this version have taken place mostly under the hood and include a large refactoring effort to make the code easier to read, easier to maintain and to increase speed. In addition, many bugs have been fixed, the most noticeable ones being related to the new text engine and its handling of complex scripts.

New features

* The most important new feature is the possibility to search for a particular function, like one can in GIMP, G'MIC or Photoshop. If possible, the new dialog also shows the menu path.

* Fonts that have been rejected are now being listed in a separate tab in the Document Setup / Preferences dialogs, so users who know that a certain font has been installed on their system know why it doesn't show up in the font selectors.

* Tool tips have been added to entries in font selectors, so as to enable users to quickly identify the names of, for instance, symbol fonts.

* It's now possible to use Scribus with a dark UI color scheme.

* Many new Scripter commands and updates to the Scripter documentation

* Improvements to the support of complex scripts in various areas (hyphenation, numbering)

* Updates to import and export filters

* Updates to ensure Scribus will run as expected on the latest versions of Windows 10 and Mac OS X

* The user interface has been refined and improved in some areas.

The complete changelog is available here: https://bugs.scribus.net/changelog_page.php?version_id=106
Primary Download Locations

Installation packages for Windows, Mac OS X, a Linux AppImage and the source code are available here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus-devel/1.5.5/

Packaging for particular Linux distributions, *BSD, Solaris and OpenIndiana is beyond our influence. We recommend updating the respective repository data on a regular basis.

Download Verification
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Windows 32/64 Bit 	scribus-1.5.5-windows.exe 	b5f57c1a03f26c9b5a4086f051f54aed221d8d0567a33f7b1ce7248f908fd996 	8503f1dad514cf94b1770ebfd38261a6485cd18e

Windows 64 Bit 	scribus-1.5.5-windows-x64.exe 	5783f9c8497ef740101f325bfbd2206b42ccc25a1cbbb7db33bf5e7334a3f880 	7080cb4f62f06ec6898f59e99761987d959c70d7

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