Scribus 1.4.2 released with new cross-platform spellchecker
The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.2. While this is mostly a bugfix release, it also adds an oft-requested feature, namely true cross-platform spellchecking. Until Scribus 1.4.1, the spellchecker worked only on Linux and UNIX systems, including manually built versions on Mac OS X. As of version 1.4.2, Scribus provides a modern spellchecker similar to LibreOffice, based on HunSpell, which should be easily portable across all supported platforms. New dictionaries are downloadable directly from within Scribus via freedesktop.org.
Additionally, the Scribus team provides for the first time binaries specifically built for 64bit editions of Microsoft Windows. These new binaries allow Scribus to access all the available memory provided by modern computers and improve behavior when working on large documents. They are supported on following Windows editions:
- Microsoft Windows Vista 64bit
- Microsoft Windows 7 64bit
- Microsoft Windows 8 64bit
In addition, Scribus 1.4.2 comes with many updates to the Online Help, as well as updated translations. It is also being shipped with a new color palette, namely RAL Classic, as derived from Wikipedia.
Most important changes
Primary Download Location
- Installation packages and the source code are available here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus/1.4.2/
- Upstream Debian/Ubuntu repo: http://debian.scribus.net/
- Fedora RPMS: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mrdocs
- OpenSUSE, Mandriva and SLED RPMs: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/mrdocs
- All download options are listed at: http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Download
|OS X Leopard or higher (DMG)||scribus-1.4.2.dmg|
|OS X Leopard or higher (PKG)||scribus-1.4.2.pkg|
|Windows 32/64 Bit||scribus-1.4.2-windows.exe|
|Windows 64 Bit||scribus-1.4.2-windows-x64.exe|
|OS/2 / eComStation||scribus-1.4.2-os2ecs.zip|
The Scribus Team would like to thank Anduin.net and Modirum for their continued hosting of all of the Scribus websites.
We are also grateful to the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and Linux New Media (Germany) for sponsoring.
The Scribus Team is also pleased to have Resene Colours (New Zealand), dtp studio Oldenburg (Germany) and GiveLife Color System (Spain) as Special Supporters and donors of colour palettes since the 1.4.0 release, just like we are grateful to the owner of Vector Portal for the permission to distribute some of his work as Scribus Templates.
Finally, the Scribus Team would like to thank the many end users, translators, testers and contributors who helped us with this release.
Scribus is an Open Source program for professional page layout with press-ready output to PDF files. Underneath a modern and user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as color separations, CMYK and Spot Color support, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation.