[scribus] Announce: Scribus 1.4.0 RC6 Release

Mike Sleger chappa-ai at q.com
Thu Oct 20 01:55:43 UTC 2011

On Oct 19, 2011, at 5:10 PM, Jean Ghali wrote:

> Le 19/10/2011 22:43, Alexandre Prokoudine a écrit :
>> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 12:56 AM, Craig Bradney wrote:
>>> Tonight, we have released Scribus 1.4.0.rc6. Many issues were resolved with this RC update, as follows:
>>>   Significant text formatting updates, resolving numerous bugs relating to certain cases of:
>>>     * Spacing
>>>     * Wrapping
>>>     * Alignment
>>>     * Link frames
>>>     * Style Editing
>> ...and implementing a bug that results in incorrect loading of files
>> created with RC5. In particular, all text is shifted vertically. I
>> have reports from two people on that already. Is this a known
>> regression or sholuld I tell them to submit test files?
> Given the changes between rc5 and rc6 versus layout, some differences are to be expected.
> Those differences are significant in some case. A few computations previously performed
> using font ascent are now performed using real char ascent and hence can produce result
> differences vs vertical position. In case of doubt, please tell them to submit test files.
> Also remember that until 1.4.0 final is out, we reserve ourself (the Scribus team) the
> right to make any change we believe necessary, including in the text layout algorithms.
> Consequently text layout stability is not guaranteed between release candidates.
> Jean

Some things shifting are unacceptable between revisions.  Do you seriously expect people to redo all their layouts because text placement was implemented "wrong" in previous versions?  You either have to accept that it will be "wrong" forever due to poor judgement during the original authoring, or (more professionally) have RC6 compensate for this when opening RC5 (and earlier) documents by automatically correcting the text placements so their IS no shift.

Either this needs to be corrected promptly, or I'm reverting back to RC5, because I'm CERTAINLY NOT going to manually change all my text frames across multiple documents!


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