[scribus] Announce: Scribus and First 1.3.5 Beta Release

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Sun Apr 26 23:32:48 CEST 2009

mrdocs wrote:

>   -- 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.

Huge thanks !  This certainly feels nicer than the earlier windows svn I 

Is the way to enable spell checking under windows documented anywhere 
though ?

Many thanks again, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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