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KDE Text Processing

Score 86%
Link:  http://www.scribus.net
Depends on  Qt 4.x
Downloads:  25495
Submitted:  Jan 6 2004
Updated:  Dec 7 2010


Scribus is an open source page layout applications with many professional features including very high quality PDF, EPS, SVG import and export and CMYK color support. Scribus supports ICC color management, creates CMYK separations and interactive PDF's with form fields, scripting and presentation effects. Scribus has a powerful Python plug-in extending its abilities. Scribus is translated into 30 languages and has excellent end user support via mailing list and irc.


The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.3.9.
This new release brings us closer to version the next stable release 1.4.

During this development period the team focused on stabilty and correctness.

Almost 60 bugs have been resolved since the release of 1.3.8. In addition,


FreeBSD and NetBSD are now fully supported by the build system.
Translation files are now generated at build time, reducing SVN download time. Thus, it is now also possible to limit the number of UI translations during build time to save time and disk space.


Items can now be copied, cut, pasted and deleted in the Scrapbook
Users can now select the Scrapbook folder when they are copying an item to the Scrapbook.


We have started adding new resources to the Scribus package, especially templates and colour palettes (among others Australian, British, French, Japanese and US national/government standard colour sets and Resene(R) colour palettes).
Template categories and names are now also available in German and Hungarian.
Standardised palettes are now protected from being inadvertently modified by a user.


Scribus is now protected against crashes caused by images with an embedded and faulty ICC profile.
The restriction of not offering import of Windows and OS/2 bitmap files (BMP) has been removed.
Some import issues with EPS files that don't conform to the specification have been resolved.


A script ("Autoquote") has been added to the Script menu that converts straight quotes in a text frame to correct quotation marks for many languages.
As of Scribus 1.3.9, hyphenation patterns for traditional German and Swiss German spelling are available.


Important parts of the Online Help have been rewritten or updated, and many new pages have been added. This is part of a major effort to align the information available via the Online Help with both Scribus's current feature set and the capabilities of the supported operating system platforms.
Translations of the Online Help have been temporarily disabled, since they need to be synchronised with the English version once the update is complete.

The Scribus Team considers this version to be quite stable and ready for
many real-world use cases. However, since there are still some
annoyances that prevent us from releasing version 1.4, more cautious
users may want to prefer to stick with the officially stable version

The Scribus Team will continue to implement new features and
improvements in our 1.5.0 development branch. Features that can be backported
may become part of the 1.4 milestone.

==Important Information==

Please note that we have branched our code repository:

* 1.3.8svn code (the next iteration of the development version and
prossibly the last before the release of 1.4) is available from the
"Version135"branch: (svn://scribus.info/Scribus/branches/Version135/)

* trunk (=experimental) is now versioned 1.5.0svn
(svn://scribus.info/Scribus/trunk) and continues to undergo heavy changes.
Please use this branch for testing only!

The Scribus Team recommends that all distributions package Scribus
as "Scribus" or "scribus". We recommend the additional packaging of 1.3.7
only if it is marked as a development version and can be installed
alongside an existing Scribus (for example as "scribus-ng").

An important reminder:
If you are working with 1.3.3.x and decide to implement some design
features available in 1.3.7, you should only work with a copy of your file,
since once it is saved in 1.3.7 format, you will not be able to open it again
with 1.3.3.x.

Similarly, if you are working with a team, try to make sure that all team
members use the same Scribus version -- this will avoid many headaches and
extra work.

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 Compiling on Mdk10.0

 by a1phaomega on: Aug 28 2004
Score 50%

MDK 10.0 - cooker kde 33beta2 rpm's

Compiling any version of scribus gives a segfault on running - I get

close(8) = 0
access("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/.", F_OK) = 0
lstat64("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/.", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0755, st_size=36864, ...}) = 0
access("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/..", F_OK) = 0
lstat64("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/..", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0755, st_size=4096, ...}) = 0
access("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/abalc.ttf", F_OK) = 0
lstat64("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/abalc.ttf", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=65572, ...}) = 0
open("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/abalc.ttf", O_RDONLY) = 8
fcntl64(8, F_SETFD, FD_CLOEXEC) = 0
fstat64(8, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=65572, ...}) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 65572, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 8, 0) = 0x41289000
close(8) = 0
mmap2(NULL, 425984, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4129a000
munmap(0x4129a000, 425984) = 0

Movng the relevant ttf file just crashes on a different one....

any clues..

this system kills........
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 by a1phaomega on: Aug 28 2004
Score 50%

Ignore the words PrivoxyWindow - don't know where they come from - guess my privoxy adds it!!

this system kills........
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 by a1phaomega on: Aug 28 2004
Score 50%

reinstalled libfreetype6 and now aok!

this system kills........
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 CD cover template

 by arendjr2 on: Oct 2 2004
Score 50%


I'm no DTP expert whatsoever, but maybe it would be nice to create a template to create CD covers. Or would this application be a bit overkill for such a thing?


Arend jr.

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 Menu Icon

 by Neil2Earth on: Oct 17 2004
Score 50%

Im not a big DTP user but until now everytime i DID have to use DTP i had to boot into windows, now thankfully i dont, however it would be better if you added the ability to start the program from the main menu instead of the command line, there's nothing wrong with the command line, but its nice to be able to load programs from the main menu. And im not sure about this whether this is already included or not, but compatibility with .pub files. I think with these two features the program will be near perfection and its fantastic already!

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 Re: Menu Icon

 by scribusdocs on: Jan 10 2005
Score 50%

It is dependent on the distro packager to install menu icons. There is a well known method using freedesktop.org standards. In the Scribus source tarball there is a scribus.desktop file, which has the menu info and icon info. This was recently updated to adhere to the latest specs.

As for MS Pub compatibility, very unlikely. There is an FAQ on www.scribus.net which thoroughly explains why. In particular, MS Pub files are not even compatible between versions.

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 Scribus Rocks

 by BorgQueen on: Jan 10 2005
Score 50%

Well done you! Excellent work.

The Borg Queen

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