1.6.2 Release

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The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.6.2. This is a bugfix release with the following changes:


  • Updates to typography and non-breaking spaces
  • Updates for the Python Scripting engine, adding some functionality and fixing memory leaks
  • Updates for compatibility with newer version of third party dependencies including poppler, boost, and python
  • Fixed a crash with Master Pages
  • Updated versions of lcms2, poppler, python in our builds.

Additional Notes

The complete changelog is available here: https://bugs.scribus.net/changelog_page.php?version_id=121

Primary Download Locations

Download Verification

Description File Name Sha256sum Sha1sum
Source scribus-1.6.2.tar.xz 7eff9b1f47e372e56bb369f1dbe18fe49101789b5e6bcfdb7890e0346b641383 bf29a311153227f279e392c77b8cc3d2b774e16c
Source scribus- 54cfec836191cc60354aa07d956fde1b40056b8b23a0288e64b0da0cfd039328 1081e5471d91258d080e339b0df78a2e55bee470
macOS (Intel), macOS 12 and higher scribus-1.6.2.dmg 0f0aa86dcd8674ee933e4cbe80f54f785f3847ea3b8c1d152d43f7245c0c7e69 fcdb4d3e0c52a3c72600f2b38029fa50abf92722
macOS (Apple Silicon), macOS 13 and higher scribus-1.6.2-arm64.dmg e0020434cbc234025b9a2675dd0ffda0f978ae2fc74e6b1d8528af7a8dc03075 9b759d41dff236670ed0ae1074e8f139a6e0cfb7
Windows 32/64 Bit scribus-1.6.2-windows.exe 57065cfac522f6fa3d08de070df8a0bf84baa8eec881f4098a31c2a08a9690d6 83d8f205adba2b4a9e7ce71e94c007cdfed60faf
Windows 64 Bit scribus-1.6.2-windows-x64.exe 6d83526a6ff88208e52c474ecbc8b714ee51d8e5e1672cd6527b98d9c4977706 5c63c59f3c0b333fa1bcfd636a644c5a51701289
Windows PortableApps.com Format ScribusPortable_1.6.2.paf.exe
Linux 64 bit AppImage [1] scribus-1.6.2-linux-x86_64.AppImage 22e461dc1fb722458163b709aebe11660d231cbf4603fe9f24a67ec07021dde2 7ed39731aa115ca99510c5b9e87b3ca9e60e672f
OS/2, eComStation, ArcaOS .exe


Scribus 1.7.x is the new unstable series. While we will maintain Scribus 1.6.x as a stable version, most development will focus on 1.7.x and features and Qt6-based enhancements. 1.7.0.svn is developing relatively quickly with the integration of a new palette and docking system, new SVG based icons and many more features.

Release Dependencies

The versions of packages listed below are those we have packaged Scribus 1.6.2 with on macOS and Windows, but may be higher than minimum requirements.

boost 1.76
cairo 1.17.6
freetype 2.13.2
harfbuzz 8.3.0
hunspell 1.7.2
icu 74.2 (from 74.1 in 1.6.1)
lcms2 2.16 (from 2.15 in 1.6.1)
libcdr-0.1 0.1.7
libfreehand 0.1.2
libetonyek 0.1.2
libmspub 0.1.4
libpagemaker 0.0.4
libqxp 0.0.2
librevenge 0.0.5
libvisio-0.1 0.1.7
libzmf 0.0.2
podofo 0.9.8
poppler 24.04.0 (from 24.01.0 in 1.6.1)
Qt 5.15.12
tiff 4.6.0


The Scribus Team would like to thank Anduin.net and Modirum for their continued hosting of all of the Scribus websites.

The Scribus Team is also honored to have Resene Colours (New Zealand), dtp studio Oldenburg (Germany), freieFarbe e.V. (Germany), as Special Supporters and donors of color palettes and other content since the 1.4.x release, just like we are grateful to the owner of Vector Portal for the permission to distribute some of his work as Scribus Templates. Thank you to Liersch Studio (Germany) for the new website design.

Finally, the Scribus Team would like to thank the many end users, translators, testers and contributors who helped us with this release.