Fwd: Scribus 1.5.8 released
by Maren Hachmann
Forwarding for your interest:
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The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.5.8.
Like previous releases, work on version 1.5.8 focused mostly on bugfixes
and code optimizations, the latter of which are expected to lead to
reliability and speed improvements. We have also begun to prepare
Scribus for using Qt6, which will make our work easier for future releases.
Most important changes
- UI Improvements for dark mode and some icon updates and window
- Improvements to file import (IDML, PDF, PNG, TIFF, SVG)
- Improvements to PDF export
- Improvements with respect to tables (undo/redo, styles)
- Improvements to the Story Editor
- Improvements to the build system
- Translation updates
- Scribus 1.5.8 now includes Python 3 and is built for mac OS Catalina
The complete changelog is available here:
https://bugs.scribus.net/changelog_page.php?version_id=112. More details
are available from the Scribus Commit Mailing List archive
(http://lists.scribus.net/pipermail/scribus-commit/), beginning with
revision 24637 in April 2021.
Please note that while some bug fixes still may be backported to the
1.4.x branch, we do not plan an official release of this version
anymore. If you think you need the changes, you have to check out the
SVN repository and build 1.4.9svn from source. We encourage all Linux
and *BSD distributions to switch from 1.4.x to this new version, since
it's not only much more versatile but also more stable.
For download links and checksums please visit:
The Scribus Team would like to thank Anduin.net and Modirum for their
continued hosting of all of the Scribus websites.
We are grateful to the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
The Scribus Team is also honored to have Resene Colours (New Zealand),
dtp studio Oldenburg (Germany), Scientific Illustration Services Corp.
(USA), the Newspaper Association of America (USA), Software Consulting
Services (USA), freieFarbe e.V. (Germany), bauwerk Kommunikationsdesign
(Germany) as Special Supporters and donors of color palettes and other
content since the 1.4.x release, just like we are grateful to the owner
of Vector Portal for the permission to distribute some of his work as
Finally, the Scribus Team would like to thank the many end users,
translators, testers and contributors who helped us with this release.
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Problem with line spacing
by Freddy Fisker
On the system OpenBSD I have a problem with Inkscape.
When I write a text of several lines, the first two lines have the normal
line spacing, but the next lines have the double line spacing.
It is a great problem for me because older documents get the same problem,
when I open them.
OpenBSD tell me to write here to Inkscape.
On OpenBSD it is version 1.1.1p1 of Inkscape I am using.
1 year, 2 months
Re: Changing document size wipes out gradient [SOLVED]
by Steve Litt
>On Fri, Dec 24, 2021 at 12:59 AM Steve Litt <slitt(a)troubleshooters.com>
>> Hi all,
>> Be very careful, with any document containing gradients, when
>> performing File=>Document Properties=>Resize.
>> I had a rectangle with a radial gradient above a big rectangle and
>> below a schematic diagram. The drawing, which had taken me about 8
>> hours, was finished. All I needed to do was resize it and save. When
>> I resized, the gradient disappeared and the rectangle was a solid
>> color. I attempted to re-do the gradient, but this time it was too
>> bright and ended too abruptly.
>> I haven't decided how to deal with this yet, but I just wanted to
>> advise you: Don't apply a gradient to anything until your drawing is
>> the proper size, look frequently to make sure your gradient(s) remain
>> the same, and if you have gradients, back up after every single save.
Somebody privately emailed me advising me to check the following box to
eliminate this symptom:
This indeed cured the problem. I will be hammering this hard on my
Wednesday night presentation. I don't know why transforming gradients
isn't the default behavior --- after all, gradients are placed in
objects, and all objects can be transformed (moved). In the rare
instance when you don't want the gradient to follow the object, it's
easy enough to grab the handle(s) and move the gradient after the fact.
A little more about the symptom. I reproduced it just now, and the
problem isn't that the gradient handles disappear, but instead that
things re-center and the handles go offscreen. By zooming out I was
able to locate and move the gradient handles.
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