[scribus] sla extension
julian.robbins at q-par.com
Mon Nov 1 11:14:38 CET 2010
>> > Hi
>> > I understand that 1.3.5 and 22.214.171.124 (the current latest stable
>> > release) apparently have incompatible file formats so I am just
>> > wondering if there ever was a discussion about a "stable" .sla
>> > extention and a development .sl_something file extension
>> > I have not tested it but apparently 1.3.5 opens 1.3.3.x files but
>> > modifies them - is there a warning when it happens so that users can
>> > create a backup copy under 1.3.3.x ?
> Basiclly a higher number release of Scribus will be able to open an
> sla file made with a lower number release. Seehttp://goo.gl/Cgrp
> A lower number release, like 1.3.x will not open a higher number
> release, like 1.5.0
> Modification is unlikely to occur to the original file unless you
> write to the original file, ie, save it. Save it under a different
> nameto avoid this problem.
One thing to watch out for that has tripped me up on occasion is if the
original doc in 1.3.3.x file format or newer Scribus 1.3.5+ application
has autosave switched on. If so then opening the older scribus file with
newer scribus WILL overwrite in Scribus in the new format.
I would always suggest to either save as a new name ie 'name1.35vers.sla
', or switch off autosave immediately after opening a file in older file
That sad though, Autosave is useful especially as 1.3.8 is a little bit
more crash prone ..
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