Scribus

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Description:

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.
Last changelog:

6 years ago

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.4, as well as new partnerships with respect to newspaper publishing.

Scribus 1.4.4 is mostly a bugfixing release, but it also adds a number of new features, some of which are relevant for newspaper production.

It will likely be the last release in the 1.4.x branch, and the Scribus Team will from now on solely focus on the development of the next major version 1.6. We expect to make available a first alpha release (version number 1.5.0) in the course of 2014.
Most Important Changes

PDF/X-1a export.

The Barcode plug-in has been updated to reflect the latest changes in the underlying Barcode Writer in Pure PostScript (BWIPP).

The Autoquote script has been rewritten and enhanced. It now provides more options and adds thin spaces to French texts where appropriate.

A script to align images in frames has been added.

Full support of the OpenICC Directory Proposal (http://www.oyranos.org/wiki/index.php?title=OpenIccDirectoryProposal).

The handling of transparencies in Photoshop-generated TIFF files has been improved.

Page borders can now act as guides (and thus be used for snapping of items).

The CMYK color palette created by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) for newspaper advertisements has been integrated into Scribus.

A new color palette for professional geographers has been added.

Export to various bitmap formats has been re-enabled on Mac OS X.

Several issues related to the user interface and canvas display have been resolved.

Adjustments for Windows 8.x.

An issue with the spellchecker, resulting in a crash, has been resolved.

Documentation and translation updates and improvements.

For a complete list of changes see: http://bugs.scribus.net/view_all_bug_page.php?filter=99610 and http://lists.scribus.net/pipermail/scribus-commit.
New Industry Partnerships with SCS and the NAA

The Scribus Team is honored and proud to proclaim a new partnership with a leading provider of newspaper systems, namely Software Consulting Services, LLC (http://www.newspapersystems.com), the co-inventor of QuarkXTensions. SCS is already offering a plug-in called ScrImLay, which is written in Python and licensed under the GPL. ScrImLay enables import of Layout-8000 geometry files into Scribus and offers the same functionalities as the respective plug-ins for InDesign and QuarkXPress. A comparison between the results in InDesign, QuarkXPress and Scribus can be found here: http://bit.ly/1cBVcdC.

Scribus is also being supported for ad building from within SCS's CAS/CDS (Community Advertising Services/Community Display Services) application.

SCS will not only promote Scribus and support customers willing to migrate, but also contribute to the development of Scribus itself.

With almost 40 years of experience in building trusted newspaper systems, a credible history of open source contributions since 1991, and a proven track record with respect to new technologies, SCS is looking forward to create the next generation of newspaper software in cooperation with the Scribus Team.

Thanks to the efforts of SCS, Scribus 1.4.4 is being shipped with the latest version of the CMYK color set created and recommended by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) for newspaper printing. This is another "first" for Scribus, comparable to being the first program to support PDF/X-3, as Scribus is, at this juncture, the only DTP software that provides the latest version of the official NAA color set.

lucher

14 years ago

There must be mor done: All used widgets must be token from kdelibs, eg.:

#ifdef QTDEF
#define ScribusToolButton QToolButton
#else
#define ScribusToolButton KToolButton
#endif

It is not only about dialogs. It is for example about whether styles like Baghira or Domino can create Toolbuttongroups (Qt and KDE apps indeed LOOK different); it continues with icons, focus behaviour, autocompletion features and so on. I wonder what is happening to Scribus KDE integration as soon as KDE is available for all platforms with KDE4. Maybe then a migration to kdelibs could be in mind?

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Tschaeck

16 years ago

wanted to try the latest version but i alway get a segmentation fault. the scribus splash shows up and tells me that it is searching for fonts and the it crashes.

searched around in the internet but have not found a good answer for that.
just found out that this could be caused by freetype2 or the hersheys font. deleting hersheys don't fixes the problem. installing the latest freetype2 causes just more problems, e.g. with qt.

hope this problem will be solved soon.

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mfranz

16 years ago

That's probably a freetype2 bug. It may be triggered by broken fonts, but that's no excuse for segfaults. I've got a solution: download the latest freetype2 from cvs and apply this esoteric patch:

RCS file: /cvs/freetype/freetype2/include/freetype/internal/ftserv.h,v
retrieving revision 1.13
diff -u -p -U1 -r1.13 ftserv.h
--- ftserv.h 2003/12/17 14:28:22 1.13
+++ ftserv.h 2004/05/05 17:18:46
@@ -220,2 +220,3 @@ FT_BEGIN_HEADER
*pptr = svc; \
+ printf("");\
FT_END_STMNT


The whole freetype2 is a huge macro mess, which kept me from trying to find a clean fix.

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scribusdocs

16 years ago

wanted to try the latest version but i alway get a segmentation fault. the scribus splash shows up and tells me that it is searching for fonts and the it crashes.
This is very likely a corrupt or poorly constructed font. Not in of itself a Scribus fault.

searched around in the internet but have not found a good answer for that.
just found out that this could be caused by freetype2 or the hersheys font.
There are free fonts packages included in some distros that have a few very poorly constructed fonts which are not suitable for DTP.

deleting hersheys don't fixes the problem. installing the latest freetype2 causes just more problems, e.g. with qt hope this problem will be solved soon.

This more than likely is another defective font on your system. There are lots of warnings and info about poorly constructed fonts in the Scribus docs. The Scribus team is looking into ways to blacklist certain fonts, as neither Qt or freetype 2 have any font checking mechanism.

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iran

16 years ago

good, useful, best ,.....!!!!!

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elektroschock

16 years ago

A good application but is is not KDe but qt. So you see slight differences, it would be nice to get an integrated KDe branch.

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ybouan

16 years ago

I totally agree on the KDE thing.

And would somekind of HTML import be possible? Maybe as a python plugin...
Or maybe I could import a PDF printed from the HTML...

It would just save me so much time

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C

scribusdocs

16 years ago

Scribus already has a PDF importer and a user has created a very basic HTML import script. See http://scribus.net in downloads.

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armstrong

16 years ago

It can do color separation, has the ability to use (little)cms (color management) when exporting to pdf, so you'll get a good impression what a print will look like...

I've been using scribus 1.1.4 for a 6 page leaflet last week just to try it out... There are some small quirks and the text editor really needs serious work.

Don't get me wrong, scribus is already very useable. There's nothing better on linux/unix at the moment. I recommend this app for small to medium layout tasks.

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rgfree

16 years ago

What would be THE killer thing:
Ability to open and edit PDFs
just like Acrobat (not the Reader).
A native Linux PDF editor and DTP app
at the same time!! But I guess this would be very difficult to implement
unfortunately. Well, we can hope...

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rgfree

16 years ago

Oh wait! Did it say "PDF import" in
the description??? One should always
read closely. When did this
arrive? I'm off trying it out....

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6 years ago

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.4, as well as new partnerships with respect to newspaper publishing.

Scribus 1.4.4 is mostly a bugfixing release, but it also adds a number of new features, some of which are relevant for newspaper production.

It will likely be the last release in the 1.4.x branch, and the Scribus Team will from now on solely focus on the development of the next major version 1.6. We expect to make available a first alpha release (version number 1.5.0) in the course of 2014.
Most Important Changes

PDF/X-1a export.

The Barcode plug-in has been updated to reflect the latest changes in the underlying Barcode Writer in Pure PostScript (BWIPP).

The Autoquote script has been rewritten and enhanced. It now provides more options and adds thin spaces to French texts where appropriate.

A script to align images in frames has been added.

Full support of the OpenICC Directory Proposal (http://www.oyranos.org/wiki/index.php?title=OpenIccDirectoryProposal).

The handling of transparencies in Photoshop-generated TIFF files has been improved.

Page borders can now act as guides (and thus be used for snapping of items).

The CMYK color palette created by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) for newspaper advertisements has been integrated into Scribus.

A new color palette for professional geographers has been added.

Export to various bitmap formats has been re-enabled on Mac OS X.

Several issues related to the user interface and canvas display have been resolved.

Adjustments for Windows 8.x.

An issue with the spellchecker, resulting in a crash, has been resolved.

Documentation and translation updates and improvements.

For a complete list of changes see: http://bugs.scribus.net/view_all_bug_page.php?filter=99610 and http://lists.scribus.net/pipermail/scribus-commit.
New Industry Partnerships with SCS and the NAA

The Scribus Team is honored and proud to proclaim a new partnership with a leading provider of newspaper systems, namely Software Consulting Services, LLC (http://www.newspapersystems.com), the co-inventor of QuarkXTensions. SCS is already offering a plug-in called ScrImLay, which is written in Python and licensed under the GPL. ScrImLay enables import of Layout-8000 geometry files into Scribus and offers the same functionalities as the respective plug-ins for InDesign and QuarkXPress. A comparison between the results in InDesign, QuarkXPress and Scribus can be found here: http://bit.ly/1cBVcdC.

Scribus is also being supported for ad building from within SCS's CAS/CDS (Community Advertising Services/Community Display Services) application.

SCS will not only promote Scribus and support customers willing to migrate, but also contribute to the development of Scribus itself.

With almost 40 years of experience in building trusted newspaper systems, a credible history of open source contributions since 1991, and a proven track record with respect to new technologies, SCS is looking forward to create the next generation of newspaper software in cooperation with the Scribus Team.

Thanks to the efforts of SCS, Scribus 1.4.4 is being shipped with the latest version of the CMYK color set created and recommended by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) for newspaper printing. This is another "first" for Scribus, comparable to being the first program to support PDF/X-3, as Scribus is, at this juncture, the only DTP software that provides the latest version of the official NAA color set.

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