Scribus Based on Qt 4

Aug 12, 2009

After almost two years development the Scribus free desktop publishing software is available in version

Scribus developers see version 1.3.5 as an important step on the way to the next big 1.4 release. Among the important new features are its basis on Qt 4 and a native version for OS X with improved menu integration for Apple users. Also included is a new frame type, Render Frames, for rendering markup languages such as LaTeX or POV-Ray inside Scribus.

The online help was also improved and a quick start guide added in the help browser. Also added were import filters for vector formats and color palettes, transform effects, line patterns and arrowheads, outlining, a line editor and much more. The complete list is on the project page.

Design of the cover page of the official Scribus manual was the test run before the release and, despite "some rough edges," 1.3.5 should be "fairly stable and ready for many real-world use cases." Nevertheless, "more cautious" users should stick with 1.3.3 for now, for which a final bug fix release is on the way.

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