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Scribus 1.4.7 and 1.5.4 released

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.7 and 1.5.4. Scribus 1.4.7 is almost exclusively a bugfixing and update release and 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 1.4.7 is available here. Scribus 1.5.4 is in many ways a new milestone on our way to the next officially stable release 1.6.0. Most important changes: Color precision for fill colors has been expanded to 64 bit floating point. Scribus can now handle color palettes in the new ISO standard CxF3 (See: https://www.xrite.com/de/page/cxf-color-exchange-format). CxF3 files cannot only store palettes in different color models (e.g., RGB, CMYK, LAB) and output intents, but also allow for storing spectral colors, which enables even greater colour precision. Scribus is the first DTP software that supports this demanding standard. Existing import filters have been upgraded to support the LAB color model (where applicable). The Barcode plug-in has been updated and offers new features. Many bugs regarding fringe uses …

HLC Colour Atlas Released

freieFarbe/freeColour has released the first version of its HLC Colour Atlas for coated paper, a printed colour reference based on the the CIELAB colour model, mathematics and hence free of any proprietary restrictions. The HLC Colour Atlas (HLC stands for an intuitive approach to the CIELAB model, using Hue, Saturation and Chroma as colour coordinates) includes 2040 colours that can be printed either as process colours or spot colours. It is being accompanied by a PDF file with layers that shows the reproducibility of the colours in different output targets like sRGB or FOGRA 51, as well as colour conversion tables and colour libraries for different programmes. The Scribus Team, which is a member of freieFarbe e.V., is extremely pleased with the outcome and actively involved in the future development of this free and powerful colour reference. More…

Scribus 1.5.3 Released

[22 May 2017] The Scribus Team is very pleased to announce the release of the development version Scribus 1.5.3, which is another major step onto the next fully-featured version 1.6.0. In terms of stability, 1.5.3 features a completely rewritten text layout engine, which supports complex scripts like Arabic, Hindi or Thai, as well as providing access to advanced OpenType features, such as ligatures and alternate glyphs. More…

Scribus 1.5.2 Released

[17 May 2016] The Scribus Team is very pleased to announce the release of the development version Scribus 1.5.2, which is another major step onto the next fully-featured version 1.6.0. In terms of stability, 1.5.2 can be already be regarded as robust. The Scribus Team encourages the wide-spread use and testing of version 1.5.2 in as many environments as possible. User feedback will help us to release a rock-solid version 1.6.0. More…

Scribus 1.5.1 released

[14 February 2016] The Scribus Team is very pleased to announce the release of the development version Scribus 1.5.1, which is another major step onto the next fully-featured version 1.6.0. In terms of stability, 1.5.1 can be already be regarded as robust. The Scribus Team encourages the wide-spread use and testing of version 1.5.1 in as many environments as possible. User feedback will help us to release a rock-solid version 1.6.0. More…

Scribus 1.4.6 released

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.6. Scribus 1.4.6 is almost exclusively a bugfixing and update release, including many corrections backported from the development candidate 1.5.x, whose next iteration 1.5.1 is supposed to be released soon after 1.4.6 with some exciting new features. Most Important Changes Scribus 1.4.6 finally supports SVG blend modes. Improvements to Scribus’s PDF export. Improvements to hyphenation. Translation and documentation updates. As of version 1.4.6, Scribus includes four new color palettes, namely CIE LAB and CIE HLC, both of which are available in a CMYK and an sRGB version. They refer to affordable color fans that use an open and non-proprietary color model. The complete changelog is available on bugs.scribus.net Download Scribus 1.4.6 from http://www.scribus.net/downloads/stable-branch/ Official announcement

Scribus 1.5.0 released

[22.05.2015] After many years of work and more than a thousand bugfixes and feature implementations, the Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.5.0. Scribus 1.5.0 is a preview of the next stable version 1.6.0 and has primarily been released for testing purposes, so more users can help us with identifying and fixing bugs. It is not stable enough for use in real production scenarios yet, but it can help users to become familiar with the new interface and the amount of new features, the number of which has almost doubled in comparison to the stable 1.4.x series. More… Scribus 1.5.0 Readme

ScribusCTL project started

Veteran Scribus developer Andreas Vox has started the ScribusCTL project. CTL stands for complex text layout and attempts, among others, to integrate the OpenType text shaping engine HarfBuzz. ScribusCTL will be synchronized with Scribus 1.5.1svn, and every finished project stage will be integrated into the official Scribus 1.5.1svn branch. It’s an ambitious project project, so every available help is welcome. More information on the ScribusCTL wiki: https://github.com/andreas-vox/ScribusCTL/wiki