[Scribus] Announcement: Scribus 1.3.x CVS

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Mon Feb 28 14:06:58 CET 2005

>Hi Folks,
>The Scribus team would like to announce the opening up of the public CVS for
>Scribus 1.3.x, our development series to take us towards our 1.4 stable

Hi Scribus Team,

F a n t a s t i k ! ! ! !

>Some of the new or changed things so far:
>-"True" facing pages support where objects may cross page boundaries (more
>margin work to come here)
>-Adjustable width/height scratch space around pages.
>-Split document and application preferences (Edit/Preferences and
>File/Document Setup)
>-Export/print preflight checker (handles things such as overflowing text
>frames, transparencies with PDF 1.3 or Postscript target etc)
>-Loadable shortcut sets for your previous favourite DTP app (none yet included
>but the possiblity is there)
>-Linked frame markers, with dynamic placement based on frame positioning.
>-Centralisation of units conversion (reduces accuracy loss in conversions and
>reduces units translations)
>-Arrowheads on lines
>-Image import support for CMYK-TIFF, CMYK-JPG and PSD (RGB/CYMK) (including
>recent CMYK patches from David Purton)
>-Separation of preferences from 1.2 to 1.3 - they can be run side by side
>without affecting each other.
>-Major code refactoring has happened in certain places and a lot more is to be
>done in the future.
>Not all of the above features are finished but they certainly are there (and
>are not the only features planned for 1.3!) Please go easy on the bug
>tracker. We know theres lots of things that are not done or are not finished,
>and also that there are things from 1.2 that do not yet work or work well in
>The code is changing rapidly, a lot more so than in 1.2.2cvs. We do not think
>you should use it for production work yet. It make catch your hair on fire.
>It may fall into pieces, and you get to make modern art from them. However,
>we want people to use it, play with it, break it etc. There are certain
>functions from 1.2.x that do not work, eg the outline palette comes to mind.

Please accept a candid question on reporting bugs for 1.3 cvs. You 
say "please go easy on the bug tracker" but you also say "use it, 
play with it, break it"... then I guess you need to be aware of bugs, 
aren't you?

Another question is: just how relevant is it, now, to report bugs for 1.2.2cvs?

Sorry if I miss something here but is it right to understand 1.3 will 
never be "stable" and 1.4 will be that stable version? How does this 
work anyway?

Thanks again and again for so much great work!


>Dependency requirements have not really changed for 1.3 so far, however we are
>now stating we dont support Qt less than 3.3.3 due to the fact none of us run
>it and because of the fixes in every Qt release. You will find Scribus 1.3
>will build on older versions, but you are on your own there unless its a
>regression in Qt code in 3.3.3+ that we must work around.
>So, now what you have all been waiting for, the CVS instructions. Pretty much
>the same as for 1.2, but in a new directory do this:
>export CVSROOT=:pserver:anoncvs at scribus.info:/cvs
>cvs login (press enter when it asks for a password)
>cvs -z3 co -r Version13x Scribus
>Follow the same build process for Scribus 1.2:
>cd Scribus
>make -f Makefile.cvs
>./configure (with any possible options you might require such as --prefix)
>make install
>The 1.3 roadmap will be online at wiki.scribus.net this week.
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