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This is Scribus Version 1.3.1cvs, the second release of the 1.3.x development
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series.
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CHANGES 1.2.x to 1.3.x
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Important notes on the differences between 1.2.x and 1.3.x:
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1) Because of the new file format features, Scribus documents saved in 1.3.x
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   are *not* backwardly compatible.
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2) Because of the new enhanced menu/keyboard shortcuts code, 1.2.x  keyboard
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   short cuts are not migrated and will need to be recreated once on the first
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   launch 1.3.0.
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3) On initial launch, 1.3.0 will offer to convert preferences to the new 1.3.0
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   format. This is recommended. Scribus 1.3.x will store its preferences
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   separately from 1.2.x.
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4) You *can* install both versions in parallel and run them at the same time.
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   The only caveat is to install them using different prefix/ directories e.g
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   1.2 in /usr/local and 1.3 in /opt or $home/bin. You can use the --prefix
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   argument to configure to set where Scribus should be installed.
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Additionally, Scribus uses a different way to find fonts from Scribus 1.1.1 .
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To convert older( =< 1.1.1) documents follow the procedure below:
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1) Create a document with the old Version of Scribus containing all your Fonts.
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2) Open the new Scribus and go to the Font Substitution List.
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3) Clear out all current substitutions.
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4) Open the Document created in 1) and substitute all the fonts with the
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   correct new fonts.
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When you now open old documents Scribus will convert all font names
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automatically.
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For detailed changes please see the ChangeLog.
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To use Scribus in your native language be sure that the environment variable
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LC_ALL, LC_MESSAGES, LANG, Qt locale, OR the command line option
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of -l/--lang <lang> is set correctly. This is also can be changed in the preferences
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 and takes effect immediately.
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The EPS/PS import feature in 1.3.x uses advanced features of Ghostscript.  We
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recommend ALL users update to the newest version of Ghostscript available for
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your distribution. In addition, if you still have GS 7.0x, there are detailed hints on
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docs.scribus.net for installing GS 8.x in parallel to the GS installed by your
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distribution.
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Activating Color Management *requires* installation of CMYK and RGB ICC
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profiles. Please see the included help files, FAQ's on www.scribus.net and
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http://docs.scribus.net for details. Current versions of Scribus 1.3.1 ships with
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2 icc profiles, which are installed only to enable color management functionality.
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The profiles do not provide meaningful color management for printing. Additional
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profiles are downloadable from www.scribus,net and depend on your hardware and
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printing environment.
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Other notes/known issues at the time of release:
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There is a bug in font outline handling for some fonts in the freetype
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libraries. It's being worked on upstream. Don't file a bug report. Instead
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change the font used if you need the outlines. This is not a Scribus bug.
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Some testing has shown that this bug is not present in freetype 2.1.9, but
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we counsel caution trying to upgrade freetype2. Upgrading freetype2 on some
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distributions can be quite difficult.
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PSD/CMYK TIFF Support
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1.3.1cvs now has support for CMYK PSD and 8-bit CMYK TIFF support. RGB PSD and
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16-bit TIFF support is being developed. PSD and TIFF support includes layers, ICC
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profiles and embedding clipping paths.
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Issue with gradients:
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If you have gradient (e.g. with black color) with 50% shade in both beginning
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and end of gradient, you end up with darker center than edges. One expects the
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gradient to be with equal shade from beginning to end, especially if there is
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no other Color-Stops in-between them.
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This we believe is a libart issue and not fixable by us. The gradient will export
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and print properly. Our experimental Cairo build does not have these issues.
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We encourage those willing to test the Cairo backend builds and report issues
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to the mailing list and/IRC. We *know* the Cairo enabled build is slower, but
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are encouraged by the on-going development by the Cairo team.
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BUILDING AND INSTALLING FROM SOURCE
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Please see the files `BUILDING' and `INSTALL' for details on how to compile and
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install Scribus, library requirements, etc.
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GHOSTSCRIPT
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One of the more crucial tools Scribus depends on is Ghostscript. While it is
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not required for compilation, Scribus must be able to find a recent version of
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Ghostscript at runtime for all features to be present and fully working. In
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particular, printing, print preview, and PDF/EPS import will not be fully
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functional without Ghostscript. Ghostscript 8.x is STRONGLY recommended.
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Support for versions older than 7.07 is untested and Scribus may not operate
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reliably using such an old version of gs.
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You can get a new version of Ghostscript from http://www.ghostscript.com/ .
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There is documentation on how to install a new version of Ghostscript on the
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Scribus website:
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    http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&sm=dtptoolbox&page=toolbox7
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or you can just download it and install it in /usr/local, then set your PATH.
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If you're compiling Scribus yourself, it will whine at you during configure if
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it notices an older version of Ghostscript, or can't find it at all. If you
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know you have a newer version installed, run `gs --version' and (on bash)
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`which gs' to check what version is being used and where it's installed. You
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may need to tweak your PATH environment variable to find the newer version
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instead. Note that you can set which version of Ghostscript Scribus uses, and
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where to find it, in the Scribus preferences.
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Debian users who haven't installed their own newer version of Ghostscript may
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want to install gs-afpl then use:
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    `update-alternatives --config gs'
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as root to select gs-afpl as the default version of Ghostscript to use.
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DISTRIBUTION AND OS SPECIFIC NOTES
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Debian
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If Scribus does not start while complaining about the absence of
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Postscript fonts please install either xfonts-scalable or gsfonts-x11.
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They are in the "Recommends" and will be installed by all sensible apt
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front-ends.
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Also see the section entitled `GHOSTSCRIPT'.
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SuSE 9.x
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1)The littlecms libs 1.10, which shipped with 9.0 does not offer complete
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  support for all the the latest CMS features in Scribus 1.2+. There are updated
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  SuSE 9.x RPM's available on the Scribus.net site. We also recommend using the
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  latest version of lcms.
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2)If you are using Qt 3.3.x, please ensure you are using the latest Qt 3.3.2-2+
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  rpms. The -2+ versions have an important fix for drag and drop in Scribus.
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3)To enable direct CUPS support which recommended, make sure both cups-devel
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  and openssl-devel are installed. Suse enables ssl support in CUPS. The
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  current Scribus config checks do not test for this.
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Red Hat / Fedora
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Fedora/RH users are recommended to have at least Qt 3.3.2-6. These have
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important fixes for Scribus. The Scribus RPMS in Fedora Extras are of very high
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quality and have been created with close cooperation from Fedora maintainers
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and the Scribus Team. We recommend them for most users as they will ensure
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correct integration with the menuing system and mime types.
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There are no packages for LittleCMS or a recent Ghostscript in Fedora Core 3,
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though LittleCMS (lcms) is in Fedora Extras. Please see the included help files
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and http://docs.scribus.net for details.
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Grey scale icc profiles in images are not supported in this release..
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There is a separate file, PACKAGING for detailed hints and notes on building
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packages for Scribus.
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On Fedora, if you report a crash bug, it would be extremely handy if you could
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build a debug version of Scribus (--enable-debug to configure) and get a stack
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trace. This is not required, but does help us diagnose the problem more quickly
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and reliably. Some information on stack traces can be found here:
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http://fedora.linux.duke.edu/wiki/StackTraces
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Scribus for Mac OS X is best obtained through fink. See:
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http://fink.sourceforge.net/
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There is also information about building and using Scribus on Mac OS X on the
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Scribus wiki: http://wiki.scribus.net/ .
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A Mac OS X native Aqua port is in early testing. More information can be found
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A native win32 port is in the early stages of development. There is no ETA.
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More information will be announced on the mailing list as progress continues.
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Some information on building Scribus for Cygwin under Windows is available on
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the Scribus Wiki: http://wiki.scribus.net/  This NOT supported officially and
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no effort will be made to integrate Cygwin in the build system.
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Additional information
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More hints and other information are on the www.scribus.net and docs.scribus.net
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sites. Full compile, install and FAQ's are available there.
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There is a lively on-line community, both on IRC @ #scribus on irc.freenode.net
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and the mailing list. Mailing list info can be found at:
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 http://nashi.altmuehlnet.de/mailman/listinfo/scribus
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Thanks to the many translators, testers, packagers and contributors who make
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the Scribus community so special.
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For the Scribus Team,
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Craig Ringer
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Peter Linnell
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in September 2005