[scribus] Announce: Scribus 1.3.5RC1 and code repository branched for future releases

Craig Bradney cbradney at zip.com.au
Tue May 19 00:02:17 CEST 2009

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of
Scribus 1.3.5 (1.3.5RC1)

This release adds the following over the previous beta release:
* Major locale updates for decimal handling
* Preferences are reset due to the locale changes
* Updates to style management
* Fixes for text formatting, undo/redo, and some crash fixes
* General speed increases
* More translation updates

Please note we have now branched our code repository:
* 1.3.5 will be released from the new branches/Version135 branch
* trunk is now versioned 1.5.0svn and remains the development area
Please update your notes/scripts to reflect this change.

1.3.5 will be a major release with many new features, a rewritten canvas
and text layout engine and a complete port of Scribus to Qt4. Almost
1100 bugs and feature requests were resolved during this release period.
Notably, performance and stability are dramatically improved on MacOSX.

Scribus 1.4.0 is planned to be released based on 1.3.5 code.

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 additional packaging of 1.3.5svn releases if they
are marked as experimental or development only.
  -- Primary Download Location --
Binaries, Source and some rpms (updated May 18, 2009):

  -- Further Download Options --
Upstream Debian/Ubuntu repo: http://debian.scribus.net
Ubuntu users are advised to see:

Fedora 9, 10 RPMS:


openSUSE 10.x, 11,11.0,11.1, SLE 10, 11 RPMs:

Mandriva 2009 RPM:

  -- Source Verification --

sha1sum  scribus-1.3.5.rc1.tar.bz2 89f86c059309202341912bbc6978de390fcc0a71
sha1sum  scribus-1.3.5.rc1.7z  ff29600d54ba60dee3a4a8b2f6eedc7fcc2a5135

The Scribus Team would like to thank Anduin.net/Øverby
Consulting for their continued hosting of all of the Scribus websites.

The Scribus Team would also like to thank the many end users,
translators, testers and contributors who helped us with this

About Scribus:

Scribus is a cross-platform open source page layout application with a
focus on high quality commercial grade PDF and postscript export.
Originally developed on Linux, Scribus runs natively on Mac OS X,
OS/2, most forms of Unix and Windows 2000/XP.

Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports
professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, spot colors,
separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. Scribus
was the first page layout application on the planet to directly support
PDF/X-3 output, a rigorous ISO standard.

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