[scribus] Announce: Scribus and First 1.3.5 Beta Release

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sun Apr 26 14:31:40 CEST 2009

On Tuesday 21 April 2009 02:36:06 am mrdocs wrote:
> The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of
> Scribus and the first beta release of 1.3.5 from
> the development series.
>   -- / stable release --
> This release add the following:
> * Several fixes and improvements to gradients and PDF
> export. * More translation and documentation updates.
> * Improvements to the Scripter to enable more features.
> In addition to the release of a new stable version, the
> Scribus Documentation Team has recently completed its
> task and published a 450-page printed Official Scribus
> Manual for Scribus 1.3.3.x. The book is the most complete
> documentation of Scribus's many features so far. It's
> available for orders directly from the publisher
> (http://www.flesbooks.com/scribus1.3manual) or via online
> bookstores.
>   -- The first 1.3.5 beta release --
> Concurrently, the team is pleased to announce the long
> awaited first beta of the 1.3.5 development branch which
> will eventually lead towards the next  stable 1.4.x
> release.
> 1.3.5 is a major release with many new features, a
> rewritten canvas and text layout engine and a complete
> port of Scribus to QT4. Almost 1000 bugs and feature
> requests were resolved during this release. Notably,
> performance and stability are dramatically improved on
> MacOSX.
> While we are not announcing a complete string freeze for
> the 1.3.5 release, we would encourage translators to
> begin the process as the time to 1.3.5 release is close
> with all roadmap issues now resolved. We expect a total
> string freeze within a week.
> With 1.3.5, the minimum Qt version supported is Qt 4.4.0,
> so installing it on older linux distributions may be
> difficult. In addition users should  be warned that
> 1.3.3.x cannot open 1.3.5 files. So users are recommended
> to only use backups or duplicate copies when opening
> older version files with 1.3.5.
> We now recommend all distributions package only Scribus
> We would only recommend packaging 1.3.5svn
> releases if they are marked as experimental or
> development only.

Since still doesn't work here I suggest that the release still be kept available.

John Culleton
Able Indexers and Typesetters

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