[Scribus] Announce Scribus 1.3.1 - Unité - Open Source Page Layout

PLinnell mrdocs
Tue Oct 4 01:40:34 CEST 2005

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.3.1 - 
Unit? - Open Source Page Layout. The 1.3.1 release is the second 
development version towards a new stable 1.4.

Building on the 1.3.0 version released in July, 1.3.1 brings new 
features never before available in any open source application.

* Scribus now natively supports spot color printing for true DeviceN 
color space support, natively rendering spot colors, with no maximum 
limit to the number of spot colors. Scribus uses enhanced spot and 
separation previews for previewing all separations when a recent  
version of Ghostscript is available. The new DeviceN  color support 
can also convert spot colors into composite CMYK in both print and 
PDF export. DeviceN support works with both EPS and PDF export. 

 * This release also adds support for displaying colors and making 
color choices with an intelligent color wheel for color schemes and 
for individuals with color viewing impairments. This is a first, we 
believe, for any page layout application.

* Scribus text frames now support in-line graphics, both images along 
with scaled vector drawings.

* Additional code, patches and fixes for Win32 and Mac OSX 
compatibility. Substantial progress has been made for both platforms 
and a 1.3.1 release of Scribus for OSX will be available soon. A 
Win32 native release is hoped to be available for one of the next 
1.3.x releases.

* Scribus now has a Calendar Creation Wizard python plug-in with 
support for several languages.

* New experimental, optional build time support for using the Cairo 
graphics library as a rendering engine. Currently, there are some 
minor performance issues, however, most notably gradient display is 

* Many improvements in page and document layout. Scribus now
 supports variable page sizes and orientations within a single 
document, as well as when printing or exporting PDF. No other page 
layout application gives designers and end users the ability to use 
differing size pages and orientation in a single document with such 

* Implemented a new startup dialog with more options for creating, or 
opening recent and existing documents.

* Continued improvements in ICC color support including searching 
system directories for ICC profiles. Scribus 1.3.1+ now supports the 
proposed OpenICC specification for color management profiles.

The Scribus Team would also like to thank Anduin.net/?verby Consulting 
and n at work GmbH, Hamburg for gracefully sponsoring our Scribus 
Documentation site, our Bug Tracker and Anonymous CVS server. Also, a 
note of thanks to University of Salford - School of Media, Music and 
Performance for providing continued hosting of www.scribus.net and 
upgrading the server hardware.

Getting Scribus 1.3.1:

You can:

* Download source tarballs and document templates and some rpms from 
our Sourceforge Download page: 

* Visit the downloads page here on www.scribus.org.uk for the same.

* Download from our Scribus Docs mirror. http://docs.scribus.net

* For Debian and Ubuntu repositories, visit Scribus Debian Repository.

The Scribus Team would also like to thank the many end users, testers 
and contributors to making this our finest release to date. 
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