[scribus] Sribus "save" format stable?

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Fri Jun 25 23:31:48 CEST 2010

hi frank,
hi craig,

> On 6/25/10 6:52 PM, Frank Swygert wrote:
> > Submitted on 06/25/2010
> > Submitted by anonymous user: []
> >
> > Submitted values are:
> >
> >   Name: Frank Swygert
> >   Email Address: farna at att.net
> >   Subject: Sribus "save" format stable?
> >   Message:
> > When will the "save" format stabilize? I've been watching Scribus
> > for some time now as a possible successor to PageMaker 6 (didn't
> > like the later versions). The one thing that makes me hesitate most
> > is that I keep seeing statements like "if you made a document with
> > 1.3.5 you won't be able to open it in 1.3.7". I'm not going to load
> > Scribus now, use it to make documents (I print a small quarterly
> > magazine) only to have to keep multiple copies of Scribus on my
> > computer. Would you please stabilize the document format? At a
> > minimum a later version should be able to open and convert the last
> > stable version, or write a converter and package that with it.
> Hi Frank
> The format needs to continue to evolve as Scribus does, and in
> 1.3.5->1.4.0 has hardly changed anyway. However, your statement above
> is incorrect, we always plan that the later versions can open the
> previous versions.. not sure where the opposite was said..
> Sometimes, the methods of rendering things like text have had to
> change as things progress when bugs are removed or features added,
> however the files should still open ok.

in short:

every scribus version can open files created with older versions. mostly with no perceived difference in the layout.

if this isn't the case, it's a bug and it will be fixed as soon as possible (and this happens very rarely).


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