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This is Scribus Version 1.3.0, the first release of the 1.3.x development
This is Scribus Version 1.3.1cvs, the second release of the 1.3.x development
series.
 
CHANGES 1.2.x to 1.3.x
======================
 
Imporant notes on the differences between 1.2.x and 1.3.x:
Important notes on the differences between 1.2.x and 1.3.x:
 
1) Because of the new file format features, Scribus documents saved in 1.3.x
are *not* backwardly compatible.
43,13 → 43,17
 
The EPS/PS import feature in 1.3.x uses advanced features of Ghostscript. We
recommend ALL users update to the newest version of Ghostscript available for
your distribution. In addtion, if you still have GS 7.0x, there are detailed hints on
your distribution. In addition, if you still have GS 7.0x, there are detailed hints on
docs.scribus.net for installing GS 8.x in parallel to the GS installed by your
distribution.
 
Activating Color Management *requires* installation of CMYK and RGB ICC
profiles. Please see the included help files, FAQ's on www.scribus.net and
http://docs.scribus.net for details.
http://docs.scribus.net for details. Current versions of Scribus 1.3.1 ships with
2 icc profiles, which are installed only to enable color management functionality.
The profiles do not provide meaningful color management for printing. Additional
profiles are downloadable from www.scribus,net and depend on your hardware and
printing environment.
 
Other notes/known issues at the time of release:
 
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we counsel caution trying to upgrade freetype2. Upgrading freetype2 on some
distributions can be quite difficult.
 
PSD/CMYK TIFF Support
 
1.3.1cvs now has support for CMYK PSD and 8-bit CMYK TIFF support. RGB PSD and
16-bit TIFF support is being developed. PSD and TIFF support includes layers, ICC
profiles and embedding clipping paths.
 
Issue with gradients:
 
If you have gradient (e.g. with black color) with 50% shade in both beginning
68,7 → 78,10
no other Color-Stops in-between them.
 
This we believe is a libart issue and not fixable by us. The gradient will export
and print properly.
and print properly. Our experimental Cairo build does not have these issues.
We encourage those willing to test the Cairo backend builds and report issues
to the mailing list and/IRC. We *know* the Cairo enabled build is slower, but
are encouraged by the on-going development by the Cairo team.
 
BUILDING AND INSTALLING FROM SOURCE
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GHOSTSCRIPT
===========
 
One of the more crucial tools Scribus depends on is GhostScript. While it is
One of the more crucial tools Scribus depends on is Ghostscript. While it is
not required for compilation, Scribus must be able to find a recent version of
GhostScript at runtime for all features to be present and fully working. In
Ghostscript at runtime for all features to be present and fully working. In
particular, printing, print preview, and PDF/EPS import will not be fully
functional without GhostScript. GhostScript 8.x is STRONGLY recommended.
functional without Ghostscript. Ghostscript 8.x is STRONGLY recommended.
Support for versions older than 7.07 is untested and Scribus may not operate
reliably using such an old version of gs.
 
You can get a new version of GhostScript from http://www.ghostscript.com/ .
There is documentation on how to install a new version of GhostScript on the
You can get a new version of Ghostscript from http://www.ghostscript.com/ .
There is documentation on how to install a new version of Ghostscript on the
Scribus website:
http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&sm=dtptoolbox&page=toolbox7
or you can just download it and install it in /usr/local, then set your PATH.
 
If you're compiling Scribus yourself, it will whine at you during configure if
it notices an older version of GhostScript, or can't find it at all. If you
it notices an older version of Ghostscript, or can't find it at all. If you
know you have a newer version installed, run `gs --version' and (on bash)
`which gs' to check what version is being used and where it's installed. You
may need to tweak your PATH environment variable to find the newer version
instead. Note that you can set which version of GhostScript Scribus uses, and
instead. Note that you can set which version of Ghostscript Scribus uses, and
where to find it, in the Scribus preferences.
 
Debian users who haven't installed their own newer version of GhostScript may
Debian users who haven't installed their own newer version of Ghostscript may
want to install gs-afpl then use:
`update-alternatives --config gs'
as root to select gs-afpl as the default version of GhostScript to use.
as root to select gs-afpl as the default version of Ghostscript to use.
 
DISTRIBUTION AND OS SPECIFIC NOTES
=====================
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If Scribus does not start while complaining about the absence of
PostScript fonts please install either xfonts-scalable or gsfonts-x11.
Postscript fonts please install either xfonts-scalable or gsfonts-x11.
They are in the "Recommends" and will be installed by all sensible apt
front-ends.
 
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and the Scribus Team. We recommend them for most users as they will ensure
correct integration with the menuing system and mime types.
 
There are no packages for LittleCMS or a recent GhostScript in Fedora Core 3,
There are no packages for LittleCMS or a recent Ghostscript in Fedora Core 3,
though LittleCMS (lcms) is in Fedora Extras. Please see the included help files
and http://docs.scribus.net for details.
Grey scale icc profiles in images are not supported in this release..
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Microsoft Windows
=================
 
A native win32 port is in the early stages of development. There is no ETA.
More information will be announced on the mailing list as progress continues.
Some information on building Scribus for Cygwin under Windows is available on
the Scribus Wiki: http://wiki.scribus.net/ .
the Scribus Wiki: http://wiki.scribus.net/ This NOT supported officially and
no effort will be made to integrate Cygwin in the build system.
 
A native win32 port is in the early stages of development. There is no ETA.
More information will be announced on the mailing list as progess continues.
 
 
Additional information
======================
 
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the Scribus community so special.
 
For the Scribus Team,
 
Franz Schmid
Craig Ringer
Peter Linnell
in July 2005
in September 2005