[scribus] Announce Scribus 1.3.7 Released

mrdocs mrdocs at scribus.info
Thu Jun 3 22:43:05 CEST 2010

On 6/3/10 10:23 PM, mrdocs wrote:
 The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.3.7.
 This new release brings us closer to version the next stable release 1.4.

 During this development period the team focused on stabilty and correctness.

 Almost 50 bugs have been resolved since the release of 1.3.6. In addition,
 Scribus 1.3.7 provides some minor enhancements:

 * New Scripter functions
 * Usability improvements
 * Translation updates
 * Updates to the documentation
 * PDF bookmark export fixes
 * Text layout fixes

 The Scribus Team considers this version to be quite stable and ready for
 many real-world use cases. However, since there are still some
 annoyances that prevent us from releasing version 1.4, more cautious
 users may want to prefer to stick with the officially stable version

 The Scribus Team will continue to implement new features and
 improvements in our 1.5.0 development branch. Features that can be backported 
may become part of the 1.4 milestone.
 ==Important Information==

 Please note that we have branched our code repository:

 * 1.3.8svn code (the next iteration of the development version and
 prossibly the last before the release of 1.4) is available from the
 "Version135"branch: (svn://scribus.info/Scribus/branches/Version135/)

 * trunk (=experimental) is now versioned 1.5.0svn
 (svn://scribus.info/Scribus/trunk) and continues to undergo heavy changes.
 Please use this branch for testing only!

 The Scribus Team recommends that all distributions package Scribus
 as "Scribus" or "scribus". We recommend the additional packaging of 1.3.7
 only if it is marked as a development version and can be installed
 alongside an existing Scribus (for example as "scribus-ng").

 An important reminder:
 If you are working with 1.3.3.x and decide to implement some design
 features available in 1.3.7, you should only work with a copy of your file, 
 since once it is saved in 1.3.7 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


 OS/2 installers will be added soon.

 ==Further Download Options==

 - Upstream Debian/Ubuntu repo: http://debian.scribus.net

 - Fedora 11, 12, 13 RPMS:

 - openSUSE 11+ and SLED RPMs:
 * Note installing 1.3.7 on SLE11 requires upgrading Qt to 4.5.2, which will 
 automatically be provided via yast

 - Mandriva 2010 RPM:

 ==Source Verification==

 sha1sum scribus-1.3.7.tar.bz2 9a5c68c0d72d4ced86900a80725f34aeb1e4a481

 sha1sum scribus- 3b74067c4b1cc62a1e917dcd01f3a49fb626b079


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

 We are also grateful to Linux New Media (Germany) for sponsoring.

 Moreover, the Scribus Team is pleased to name Resene Colours (New Zealand), 
 dtp studio (Germany), Serenity Systems (USA), Vectorportal (Russia) and 
 Marabu-Druckfarben (Germany) as Special Supporters.

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

 ==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 

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).


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