News 2009-06-03

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Scribus 1.3.5 Release Candidate 2 Available

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the second release candidate of
Scribus 1.3.5 (1.3.5.RC2)


This release adds the following over the previous release candidate:
* A major update for decimal handling relating to spinboxes and changing
locales
* New documentation: Quick Start Guide from the official Scribus Manual
(under "Scribus Basics" in the Help Browser), and Render Frames
documentation
* Updates to render frame filesystem handling
* Some PDF/CJK export, line snapping updates and other miscellaneous
fixes
* More translation updates

As noted with the RC1 announcement, please note we have branched our
code repository:
* 1.3.5 will be released from the new branches/Version135 branch
(svn://scribus.info/Scribus/branches/Version135/)
* trunk is now versioned 1.5.0svn and remains the development area
(svn://scribus.info/Scribus/trunk) and has already undergone many
changes in the last month
Please update your notes/scripts to reflect this change.


1.3.5 will be a major release with many new features, a rewritten canvas
and text layout engine and a complete port of Scribus to Qt4. Almost
1100 bugs and feature requests were resolved during this release period.


Scribus 1.4.0 is planned to be released based on 1.3.5 code.


With 1.3.5, the minimum Qt version supported is Qt 4.4.0, so
installing it on older Linux distributions may be difficult. In
addition, users should be warned that 1.3.3.x cannot open 1.3.5 files.
So users are recommended to only use backups or duplicate copies when
opening older version files with 1.3.5.


We now recommend all distributions package only Scribus 1.3.3.13. We
would only recommend additional packaging of 1.3.5svn/1.5.0svn releases
if they are marked as experimental or development only.

-- Primary Download Location --
Binaries, Source and some rpms (updated June 3, 2009):
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=125235

-- Further Download Options --
Upstream Debian/Ubuntu repo: http://debian.scribus.net
Ubuntu users are advised to see:
http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Getting_Scribus_on_Ubuntu/Kubuntu_up_and_running

Fedora 9, 10 RPMS:

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mrdocs/Fedora_9/
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mrdocs/Fedora_10/

openSUSE 10.x, 11.x, SLE 10, 11 RPMs:
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mrdocs

Mandriva 2009 RPM:
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mrdocs/Mandriva_2009/

-- Source Verification --
sha1sums:
143745fe3fb0ddef3bf492686a3902a2c10f27ab scribus-1.3.5.rc2.7z
eef45ae412196008af35986081b17816d20150cc scribus-1.3.5.rc2.7z.sig
0dab3d95649832bc5b257413570052ecae90c287 scribus-1.3.5.rc2.tar.bz2
e582e0436862e2c54f4bcb23d4f6eb61e1f0ddb4 scribus-1.3.5.rc2.tar.bz2.sig

The Scribus Team would like to thank Anduin.net/Øverby
Consulting for their continued hosting of all of the Scribus websites.

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