[scribus] Announce: Scribus 1.3.5.RC2

Craig Bradney cbradney at zip.com.au
Thu Jun 4 00:04:13 CEST 2009

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the second release candidate of
Scribus 1.3.5 (1.3.5.RC2)

This release adds the following over the previous release candidate:
* A major update for decimal handling relating to spinboxes and changing
* New documentation: Quick Start Guide from the official Scribus book
  (under Scribus Basics in the help manual), and Render Frames
* Updates to render frame filesystem handling
* Some PDF/CJK export, line snapping updates and other miscellaneous
* More translation updates

As noted with the RC1 announcement, please note we have branched our
code repository:
* 1.3.5 will be released from the new branches/Version135 branch
* trunk is now versioned 1.5.0svn and remains the development area
  (svn://scribus.info/Scribus/trunk) and has already undergone many
  changes in the last month
Please update your notes/scripts to reflect this change.

1.3.5 will be a major release with many new features, a rewritten canvas
and text layout engine and a complete port of Scribus to Qt4. Almost
1100 bugs and feature requests were resolved during this release period.

Scribus 1.4.0 is planned to be released based on 1.3.5 code.

With 1.3.5, the minimum Qt version supported is Qt 4.4.0, so
installing it on older Linux distributions may be difficult. In
addition, users should be warned that 1.3.3.x cannot open 1.3.5 files.
So users are recommended to only use backups or duplicate copies when
opening older version files with 1.3.5.

We now recommend all distributions package only Scribus We
would only recommend additional packaging of 1.3.5svn/1.5.0svn releases
if they
are marked as experimental or development only.
  -- Primary Download Location --
Binaries, Source and some rpms (updated June 3, 2009):

  -- Further Download Options --
Upstream Debian/Ubuntu repo: http://debian.scribus.net
Ubuntu users are advised to see:

Fedora 9, 10 RPMS:


openSUSE 10.x, 11,11.0,11.1, SLE 10, 11 RPMs:

Mandriva 2009 RPM:

  -- Source Verification --
143745fe3fb0ddef3bf492686a3902a2c10f27ab  scribus-1.3.5.rc2.7z
eef45ae412196008af35986081b17816d20150cc  scribus-1.3.5.rc2.7z.sig
0dab3d95649832bc5b257413570052ecae90c287  scribus-1.3.5.rc2.tar.bz2
e582e0436862e2c54f4bcb23d4f6eb61e1f0ddb4  scribus-1.3.5.rc2.tar.bz2.sig

The Scribus Team would like to thank Anduin.net/Øverby
Consulting for their continued hosting of all of the Scribus websites.

The Scribus Team would also like to thank the many end users,
translators, testers and contributors who helped us with this

About Scribus:

Scribus is a cross-platform open source page layout application with a
focus on high quality commercial grade PDF and postscript export.
Originally developed on Linux, Scribus runs natively on Mac OS X,
OS/2, most forms of Unix and Windows 2000/XP.

Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports
professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, spot colors,
separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. Scribus
was the first page layout application on the planet to directly support
PDF/X-3 output, a rigorous ISO standard.

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