[scribus] Announce: Scribus 1.3.5.RC2

avox avox at arcor.de
Fri Jun 5 00:30:03 CEST 2009

jluc-2 wrote:
> Craig Bradney a écrit :
>> 1.4.0 will be considered stable.. and "based on" means it will include
>> more fixes and potentially some enhancements... 
> OK.
>  > 1.3.5 is NOT stable.. it will be a development release...
> but 1.3.5 release was described as :
>  > 1.3.5 will be a major release
> So it is a major unstable release.
> This is THE koan...
>> These things get mentioned for all of those new people on the list, 
>  > and those that don't read it often, and for those that ask the same
>  > questions over and over again :)
> Sure i have read much on this, and i do understand very well ...
> that it require a lot to explain again and again,
> since Scribus numbering scheme is obviously error-inducing.
> (not affordant, eh?)
> All the more error inducing when 1.3.5 "unstable releases" is officialy
> introduced as a "major release".
> Maybe improving these numbering and naming practices
> would reduce the volume of misunderstanding ?

Hehe, we just did! :-)

Ok, here is the stable upgrade path:

1.2.x -> -> 1.3.3.x -> 1.4.x -> 1.6.x -> ... -> 2.0.x

And here's the bleeding edge upgrade path:

1.3.0 -> 1.3.1 -> 1.3.2 -> 1.3.3 -> 1.3.5svn -> (1.4.0) ->  1.5.x -> 1.7.x
-> 1.9.x -> 2.1.x

Stay away from these versions for productive work:

1.3.4, 1.5.x svn, 1.7.x svn, ...

Summing up: 
In the future even numbers mean stable, odd numbers mean unstable, and any
useful new feature wont be useful before it's released in a development
release (aimed at a 3-4 month pace) or backported to a stable release. 
We might give special usage advisories for future development versions, so
make sure you read the release notes before you use an odd version. 
And don't complain if an svn-version eats your documents! 


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