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|| ||[kde-announce] Scribus 1.3.1|
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Type: Text Processing
Depend: Qt 3.x
Scribus is an open source page layout
applications with many professional features
including very high quality PDF, EPS, SVG import
and export and CMYK color support. Scribus
supports ICC color management, creates CMYK
separations and interactive PDF's with form
fields, scripting and presentation effects.
Scribus has a powerful Python plug-in extending
its abilities. Scribus is translated into 30
languages and has excellent end user support via
mailing list and irc.
The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the
release of Scribus 1.3.1 - UnitÃ© - Open Source
Page Layout. The 1.3.1 release is the second
development version towards a new stable 1.4.
Building on the 1.3.0 version released in July,
1.3.1 brings new features never before available
in any open source application.
* Scribus now natively supports spot color
printing for true DeviceN color space support,
natively rendering spot colors, with no maximum
limit to the number of spot colors. Scribus uses
enhanced spot and separation previews for
previewing all separations when a new version of
Ghostscript is available. The new spot color
support can also convert spot colors into
composite CMYK in both print and PDF export.
DeviceN support works with both EPS and PDF
* This release also adds support for
displaying colors and making color choices with an
intelligent color wheel for color schemes and for
individuals with color viewing impairments. This
is a first, we believe, for any page layout
* Scribus text frames now support in-line
graphics, both images along with scaled vector
* Additional code, patches and fixes for Win32
and Mac OSX compatibility. Substantial progress
has been made for both platforms and a 1.3.1
release of Scribus for OSX will be available soon.
A Win32 native release is hoped to be available
for one of the next 1.3.x releases.
* Scribus now has a Calendar Creation Wizard
python plug-in with support for several languages.
* New experimental, optional build time
support for using the Cairo graphics library as a
rendering engine. Currently, there are some minor
performance issues, however, most notably gradient
display is improved.
* Many improvements in page and document
layout. Scribus now supports variable page sizes
and orientations within a single document, as well
as when printing or exporting PDF.
* Implemented a new startup dialog with more
options for creating, or opening recent and
* Continued improvements in ICC color support
including searching system directories for ICC
profiles. Scribus 1.3.1+ now supports the proposed
OpenICC specification for color management
The Scribus Team would also like to thank
Anduin.net/Ãverby Consulting and n@work
GmbH, Hamburg for gracefully sponsoring our
Scribus Documentation site, our Bug Tracker and
Anonymous CVS server. Also, a note of thanks to
University of Salford - School of Media, Music and
Performance for providing continued hosting of
www.scribus.net and upgrading the server hardware.
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