The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.3.8. This new
release brings us closer to version the next stable release 1.4.
During this development period the team focused again on stabilty and
More than 60 bugs have been resolved since the release of 1.3.7. In
particular, import filters and PDF export have been improved. This version
also adds a number of usabilty improvements, as well as documentation and
translation updates. http://bugs.scribus.net/changelog_page.php?version_id=76
lists all changes made to 1.3.8.
The Scribus Team considers this version to be quite stable and ready for most
real-world use cases. However, since there are still some issues that we wish
to fix before releasing version 1.4, more cautious users may want to prefer to
stick with the officially stable version 22.214.171.124.
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.
Please note that we have branched our code repository:
* 1.3.9svn code (the next iteration of the development version and possibly
the last before the release of 1.4) is available from the "Version135" branch:
* 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 126.96.36.199 as
"Scribus" or "scribus". We recommend the additional packaging of 1.3.8 only if
it is marked as a development version and can be installed alongside an
existing Scribus 188.8.131.52 (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 1.3.8, you should only work with a copy of
your file, since once it is saved in 1.3.8 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
Please also note that as of 1.3.8 the minimum Qt version required to compile
and use Scribus is 4.6. If your distribution doesn't offer updated Qt
packages, you may have to compile Qt yourself.
==Primary Download Location==
Windows and Mac OS X installers, as well as the source code are available
OS/2 installers will be added soon.
==Further Download Options==
- Upstream Debian/Ubuntu repo: http://debian.scribus.net
- Fedora 13 RPMS:
- OpenSUSE 11.1+ and SLED 11 RPMs:
MD5 Sum scribus-1.3.8-tar.bz2: 660b946ea3ba19e894fb5701832a6b54
MD5 Sum scribus-184.108.40.206z: 6faf763a9ca8195245d33585f94474d7
MD5 Sum scribus-1.3.8-win32-install.exe: 51762c70cccb4a479a5d0020a3732bf0
MD5 Sum Scribus_1.3.8.dmg: 7df05a7dc0645be51438518857af4c86
==New Presentation Template Package Available==
The Scribus Team is also pleased to announce the availability of a set of
presentation templates for the creation of PDF presentations, which is
released under a BSD license. They are based on the templates published by SUN
Microsystems for OpenOffice.org. Installation instructions are included in the
MD5 Sum: e2bc54c7304d318645dfb8a60ca7b1e6
==New Team Member==
With great pleasure the Scribus Teams welcomes a new member to our
development, Jain Basil, a computer science student from India. We are looking
forward to some great contributions from this talented programmer!
The Scribus Team would like to thank Anduin.net/Øverby Consulting (Norway) for
their continued hosting of all of the Scribus websites.
We are also grateful to Linux New Media (Germany) for sponsoring.
Moreover, the Scribus Team is pleased to name Resene Colours (New Zealand),
dtp studio (Germany), Serenity Systems (USA), Vectorportal (Russia) and
Marabu-Druckfarben (Germany), De Telefoongids (The Netherlands) as Special
Finally, the Scribus Team would like to thank the many end users, translators,
testers and contributors who helped us with this important
Scribus is an award-winning, cross-platform Open-Source page layout
application with a focus on high-quality and commercial-grade PDF and
PostScript output. Originally developed on Linux, Scribus runs natively on Mac
OS X, OS/2, many forms of UNIX and Windows 2000/XP/Vista by now.
Underneath a user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing
features, such as CMYK colour, spot colours, separations, ICC colour
management, printing marks and versatile PDF creation, including PDF/X.
Encouraged by professionals and beginners alike, the Scribus Team, supported
by a large and constantly growing number of enthusiastic contributors from
all over the world, is dedicated to improve "one of the most powerful and
useful open-source projects out there" (TechRepublic).
- Scribus Website: http://www.scribus.net
- Scribus Wiki: http://wiki.scribus.net
- Scribus Developer Blog: http://rants.scribus.net/
- Bugtracker: http://bugs.scribus.net
- Scribus General Mailing List:
- Scribus Development Mailing List:
For some reason Inkscape does not show me the condensed fonts on my
system. I am running Ubuntu (Lucid) and I have some DejaVu condensed
% ls /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/*Condensed*
So I go to inkscape, select some text and click on the little "T"
button to get additional font options. There, I select DejaVu Sans and
under "Style" I see options like normal and Semi-Condensed, but I do
not see Condensed.
Does anyone know what's going on? Is it possible that DejaVu does not
actually *have* condensed fonts and all the files that say "Condensed"
are actually mislabeled and they are really only semi-condensed?
Thanks for the help.
Intolerant people should be shot.
That's my first try with Inkscape and I think I've broken it.
Every time I select 2+ nodes with the "Edit path by nodes" tool the
critter add 1 other node between the 2 selected.
See the little wmv attached :)
I know...I've clicked something not supposed to be clicked :°D
Thank in advance for you help :)
Using inkscape about to finish a drawing I get a screen that say INKSCAPE
HAS STOPED WORKING.
I am fairly new to the program and enjoying it a lot, I have still got to
learn a lot about the use but have made a lot of drawings that really
Another point how do you upgrade inkscape I can't seem to find it.
I am running Windows 7 Professional and have seen that it is not on your
list for compatible programs, could this be a problem
I use to run on XP Professional with no problems at all and that was before
the 4.8 upgrade.
Hope you can help as I am trying to convince a lot of Corel users that this
is the ultimate program to use.
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sK1 Team are proud announcing UniConvertor 1.1.5 release.
I think you remember UniConvertor is used by Inkscape as external
set of import/export filters (like for CorelDRAW files, WMF etc.)
A year of hard work, the masses of improvements and innovations,
some multi platform feature in new version - detailed description you
can find an excellent review of Alexandre Prokoudine:
UniConvertor 1.1.5 for win32 is prepared as a standalone application
bundle with some interesting feature. It includes small script which
integrates external UniConvertor into Inkscape 0.47/0.48pre1
installation. So right now Inkscape win32 users can upgrade
Inkscape import/export features without waiting for a new Inkscape version!
I make use of the gear renderer all the time and haven't run into this before, I don't think. I am running 0.47, downloaded just today from inkscape.org, on mac OS X Leopoard.
When I render a gear, I cannot get the boolean operations to work with it. So if I want to make a "hole" in the center of the gear, I can't put a circle there and do a difference operation to cut a circle into the center of the gear.
>From a 2D standpoint, this would not be a big deal, but since I import the gear .svg files into Blender for later 3D operations, this is something of a problem. What am I doing wrong, or what is it about the gear paths that is preventing this?