[scribus] Announcement

mrdocs mrdocs at scribus.info
Fri Feb 12 00:36:03 CET 2010


The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus stable. This will be the last release of the Qt3 based 1.3.3.x 

1.3.3.x has served us well over 15 releases and downloads in the 
hundreds of thousands. However, Qt3, on which it is based, is no longer 
maintained.  We, the Scribus developers wish to concentrate our efforts fully 
towards the next stable 1.4 release. 

-- / stable release --

This release add the following:
* Several fixes and improvements to PDF export.
* More translation and documentation updates.
* A few rarely triggered crash bugs were fixed.
* Some fixes for non-latin glyph usage in files.

  -- The next 1.3.6 development release --

Concurrently, the team is pleased to announce a string freeze for 1.3.6.svn 
which will eventually lead towards the next stable 1.4.x release.

We now recommend all distributions package only Scribus, and we don't
recommend packaging 1.3.6.svn snapshot releases unless they are marked as 
experimental or development only.

For Mac OS X users, we recommend the use of MacPorts or fink, or the use of a 
testing version of Scribus dmg available on SourceForge, due to Qt4 

-- Primary Download Location --
Windows binaries, Source and some RPMs (updated today):

OS/2 installers are expected to be available from there soon.

  -- Further Download Options --

Upstream Debian/Ubuntu repo: http://debian.scribus.net
Ubuntu users are advised to read:

Fedora 11,12 RPMs:


OpenSUSE 11, 11.1, 11.2 and SLE 10+ RPMs:

Mandriva 2009, 2009.1, 2010.0

CentOS 5


  -- Source Verification --
 sha1sum scribus- 6dde1eb3aa9afafe672321ead1ce8917c439910e
 sha1sum scribus-  3ad5341fb815e2782aa4d817025d74af4a7c78e1 

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/Vista/Win7.

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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