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This is Scribus Version 1.2.1cvs
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An important addition is the new Open Office text importer. To compile Scribus
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1.2.1 now requires libxml2-devel. If a OO doc has fonts which are not installed
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on your system, you will be promted by a font susbtitution dialog.
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The Scribus 1.2 version features a complete rewrite of the rendering Engine.
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All rendering is now done via libart and freetype2.
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This requires that libart_lgpl and freetype2 are installed.
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Additionally Scribus uses now a different way to find fonts, sadly this gives
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some changes in the font names Scribus uses. To convert old documents follow the
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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 correct new Fonts.
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When you open now old Documents Scribus will convert all Font Names
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automatically.
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For Changes please see the ChangeLog.
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To use Scribus in your native language be sure that the environment
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variable LANG is set correctly.
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The new EPS/PS import feature in 1.2 uses advanced features of Ghostscript. We recommend
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ALL users update to the newest version of Ghostscript avialable for your distro.
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Special note for SuSE 8.1 users, you need the devel packages, at least
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xdevel.rpm, qtdevel.rpm and tiffdevel.rpm. In the Standard-Install they
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were not installed.
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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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distros can be quite difficult.
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For Debian Users:
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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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For SuSE 9.0/9.1 Users.
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The littlecms libs 1.10, which shipped with 9.0 does not offer complete support
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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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If you are using Qt 3.3.x, please ensure you are using the latest Qt 3.3.2-2+ rpms.
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The -2+ versions have an important fix for drag and drop in Scribus.
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Many other hints and info are on the www.scribus.net site. Full compile, install and FAQ's
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are available there.
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For the Scribus Team,
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Franz Schmid
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in August 2004