[scribus] New Version Announcements

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Fri Jun 24 08:28:52 UTC 2011

On 23/06/11 13:01, John Culleton wrote:
> On Thursday, June 23, 2011 01:58:52 am Martin Costabel
> wrote:
>> On 23/06/11 06:29, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 8:09 AM, Mike Sleger wrote:
>>>> When new versions are made available for download,
>>>> couldn't a notice be sent to the Mailing List, so
> users
>>>> may be informed?
>>> It could and usually it is sent. For some reason the
> team skipped it this
>>> time.
>> To further muddy the waters, scribus compiled from the
> rc5 tarball calls
>> itself rc4.
> My nightly download and compile of the svn version calls
> itself RC 5, and has since June 18.

The rc5 tarball gives a splash screen where it says rc4. The window from 
the "about" menu entry shows a part of the same splash screen with 
1.4.0rc4 and below that it says "Scribus Version 1.4.0.rc5".

I mention this, not for picking nits, but as a symptom. Part of the 
confusion of the users about the release system and the release numbers 
of Scribus comes from the fact that the scribus developers have kept 
sending confusing information about this. I am still somewhat angry 
about the 1.3.4 disaster.


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