Software Update: Scribus 1.5.0

May

24

2015

Version 1.5.0 Scribus is true. Scribus is an open source desktop publishing program. The program can be used for formatting and editing documents include printing, which can then be saved as pdf or postscript document. On this page is a list of find the different possibilities of this program. Version 1.5.0 should as a test release before seen version 1.6.0 and includes many changes. Detailed release notes can on this page to be found, this is a short section of it.

Scribus 1.5.0 Released

After many years of work and more than a thousand bug fixes 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 leg HAS Primarily 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 HAS-which almost DoubleD in comparison to the stable 1.4.x series.

Most Important Technical Changes
Scribus 1.5.0 uses Qt 5 as its UI toolkit. The minimum version to compile from source Scribus is Qt 5.4.
The file format HAS undergone significant changes and May Further change even before the release of 1.6.0. Thus, files created or edited in 1.5.0 can not be opened in Earlier versions of Scribus. Potential changes to the file format on the road to 1.6.0 Notwithstanding, the Scribus Team will work very hard to make sure That files created by 1.5.0 and the following technology previews can be reliably opened in the next stable release.
Unfortunately we can not sacrifice GraphicsMagick and OpenSceneGraph support for all platforms yet, Whereas on Linux (and probably * BSD), and GM and OSG Have Become New dependencies.
Scribus will detect an installed version of UniConvertor and use it to import some of the vector formats supported by this program into Scribus.
Most Important New Features
The user interface HAS BEEN overhauled and restructured in many places. For example, the context menu takes a lot less screen estate than before, and the Document Setup / Preferences dialog HAS BEEN rewritten from scratch. The Scribus Team is aware of the remaining deficiencies and will work on resolving issues thesis before the release of 1.6.0. In some cases inconsistencies in the UI (eg the “Drop Shadow” tab in the Properties Palette) have been deliberately left in place to receive feedback from users as to which way They prefer.
Scribus can now store bitmap images within its native file format. Previously it was only possible to link to external images.
Scribus 1.5.0 now offers a “Symbol” or clone feature similar to Adobe Illustrator: If one master object (Symbol) HAS BEEN modified, all of its copies (clones) are being modified as well.
With the new “Weld” feature, objects can be combined and moved without being “grouped”, ie, each object remains fully editable.

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