[scribus] Announcement: Scribus 188.8.131.52 Released
jluc at no-log.org
Thu Aug 13 10:38:27 CEST 2009
Will future major stable releases be able
to open and read 1.3.5 development version files ?
Christoph Schäfer a écrit :
> ==SCRIBUS 1.3.5 RELEASED==
> After almost 2 years of intensive work, the Scribus Team is proud to announce
> the release of Scribus 1.3.5. This release is a major development version on
> the road to milestone 1.4, which will be based on 1.3.5.
> Following many testing cycles, the Scribus Team considers this version to be
> fairly stable and ready for many real-world use cases. For example, the cover
> of the Official Scribus Manual has been created with a release candidate of
> 1.3.5. However, since there are still some rough edges, more cautious users
> may want to prefer to stick with the officially stable series 1.3.3.x, which
> will see its final bugfix release soon.
> The Scribus Team will continue to implement new features and improvements in a
> new experimental branch. Once tested and confirmed as working flawlessly,
> they will be backported and become part of the 1.4 milestone.
> In comparison to the latest developer release, Scribus 1.3.5 provides the
> following major changes and enhancements:
> - 1.3.5 is based on Qt 4 (the minimum required to run 1.3.5 is Qt 4.4.0)
> - A native OS X version, available as DMG file (Universal Binary)
> - Improved menu integration with OS X
> - Large parts of the canvas and text code have been rewritten
> - A new frame type called Render Frames, which allows for rendering markup
> languages like LaTeX or POV-Ray inside Scribus
> - Added import filters for the following vector formats: Adobe Illustrator,
> Xfig, WMF
> - Added import filters for colour palettes, including allowing palette import
> from EPS/AI files
> - Major improvements to the handling of solid colours, as well as new colour
> - Drag and drop improvements
> - PDF 1.5 presentation effect support
> - Optional embedding of PDF and EPS files
> - Transform effects for items
> - Path tools for shapes
> - Added more additional default shapes, line patterns and arrowheads
> - A new line editor for custom line styles
> - A new Quick Start Guide in the Help Browser, as well as other major updates
> and enhancements to the online help
> - Significant enhancements to existing features like the Scrapbook, the Image
> Manager or the Font Preview
> Furthermore, about 1100 feature requests and bugs, large and small, have been
> resolved. Detailed overviews of the changes are available here:
> and here:
> ==Important Information==
> Please note that we have branched our code repository:
> - 1.3.5 code is available from the "Version135" branch
> - trunk (=experimental) is now versioned 1.5.0svn
> (svn://scribus.info/Scribus/trunk) and has already undergone many changes
> Please update your notes/scripts to reflect this change.
> The Scribus Team still recommends that all distributions package only Scribus
> 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11svn. We recommend the additional packaging of 1.3.5 only
> if it is marked as a development version and can be installed alongside an
> existing Scribus 1.3.3.x (for example as scribus-ng).
> An important reminder:
> If you are working with 1.3.3.x and decide to implement some design features
> using 1.3.5, you should only work with a copy of your file, since once it is
> saved in 1.3.5 format, you will not be able to open it again with 1.3.3.x.
> Similarly, if you are working with a team, try to make sure that all team
> members use the same Scribus version -- this will avoid many headaches and
> extra work.
> ==Primary Download Location==
> Windows and Mac OSX installers, as well as the source code are available here:
> ==Further Download Options==
> - Upstream Debian/Ubuntu repo: http://debian.scribus.net
> - Fedora 10, 11 RPMS: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mrdocs
> - openSUSE 11.0+ and SLED RPMs:
> - Mandriva 2009 RPM*:
> *) A package for 2009.1 is not yet available because of a dependency issue.
> ==Source Verification==
> sha1sum scribus-18.104.22.168.tar.bz2 654f68f7651697de480c43ad8e1875e5284c8ec1
> sha1sum scribus-22.214.171.124.7z ae278e2bec8d402117849373e10877ec63ce8655
> The Scribus Team would like to thank Anduin.net/Øverby Consulting for their
> continued hosting of all of the Scribus websites.
> As of July 2009, the Scribus Team is also pleased to welcome Resene Colours
> (New Zealand) and Marabu-Druckfarben (Germany) as Special Supporters and
> donors of colour palettes, most of which will become part of the 1.4 release.
> Finally, the Scribus Team would like to thank the many end users, translators,
> testers and contributors who helped us with this important release.
> ==About Scribus==
> Scribus is an award-winning, cross-platform Open-Source page layout
> application with a focus on high-quality and commercial-grade PDF and
> PostScript output. Originally developed on Linux, Scribus runs natively on
> Mac OS X, OS/2, many forms of UNIX and Windows 2000/XP/Vista by now.
> Underneath a user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing
> features, such as CMYK colour, spot colours, separations, ICC colour
> management, printing marks and versatile PDF creation, including PDF/X.
> Encouraged by professionals and beginners alike, the Scribus Team, supported
> by a large and constantly growing number of enthusiastic contributors from
> all over the world, is dedicated to improve "one of the most powerful and
> useful open-source projects out there" (TechRepublic).
> - Scribus Website: http://www.scribus.net
> - Scribus Wiki: http://wiki.scribus.net
> - Scribus Developer Blog: http://rants.scribus.net/
> - Bugtracker: http://bugs.scribus.net
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