Month: March 2019

R.I.P. mrdocs (1963–2019)

The Scribus Team is deeply saddened to announce the loss of our friend and colleague Peter Linnell who in the end lost his long battle against cancer. It is no understatement to say that without Peter Scribus wouldn’t be what it is today. It was Peter who spotted the potential of Franz Schmid’s initially humble Python program and, as a pre-press consultant at the time, contacted Franz to make him aware of the necessities of PostScript and PDF support, among other things. Peter also wrote the first version of the Scribus online documentation, which resulted in his nickname “mrdocs” in IRC and elsewhere. Until recently, and despite his detoriating health, Peter continued to be involved in building and releasing new Scribus versions. Scribus was the project he helped to set on track and which marked the beginning of his journey into the world of Free Software development. While it remained at the heart of his commitments to Open Source in general and Libre Graphics software in particular, Peter contributed to Free Software in many other …

Scribus 1.4.8 released

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.8. Scribus 1.4.8 is almost exclusively a bugfix and update release and we expect will be the last iteration of the Scribus 1.4.x line. All future development efforts will go into the upcoming new stable version 1.6.x. The complete changelog for 1.4.8 is available here. Download address for 1.4.8: http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus/1.4.8 Full release notes complete with checksums, more download resources and credits: – https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/1.4.8_Release