[scribus] Major traffic jam caused by construction site in trunk, also know as 1.5.3svn

"Christoph Schäfer" christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Sat Dec 3 07:33:21 UTC 2016

Hi there,

Those of you who are regularly building the development version of Scribus from trunk should be aware of potential issues with compiling and/or using 1.5.3svn during the next few days.

As of last night, the merging of the separately developed Complex Text Layout (CTL) branch with trunk has begun, which will take some time to be completed. If you were brave enoough to start a project with 1.5.3svn, you should refrain from updating svn and building Scribus, because files created with earlier versions of Scribus 1.5.3svn may not be rendered or exported correctly due to missing parts of the completely rewritten text layout engine.

The temporary inconvenience is worth it, though, because once it's finished, it will not only enable Scribus to finally render complex scripts correctly. It will also provide some tools to switch writing directions for mixed text layouts. It will also enable the use of advanced OTF features in future Scribus versions.

Thanks for your patience!

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