1.4.2 Release

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Scribus 1.4.2 Released, Providing Windows 64-bit Versions and a 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 often 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 and based on Hunspell, which should be easily portable across all supported platforms. Scribus 1.4.2 will detect existing dictionaries already installed by hunspell packages or LibreOffice, on the system it has been installed onto. Additional dictionaries are downloadable directly from within the Scribus Preferences via freedesktop.org. The spellchecker now also works within the Story Editor.

Scribus 1.4.2 is also the first release of Scribus that is available as a 64-bit version for Microsoft Windows. These new versions allow Scribus to access all available memory provided by modern 64-bit computers, which improves performance when working on large documents. The 64-bit version will run on Windows Vista 64-bit, Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, and Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit.

In addition, Scribus 1.4.2 comes with updates to the Online Help, as well as updated translations.

Most important changes

  • New spellchecker based on Hunspell
  • 64-bit versions available for Windows Vista, 7 and 8
  • Documentation updates (including translations)
  • Updated UI translations
  • A security update for the Python Scripter (Windows)
  • Fixes to issues with file locations and file names (Windows)
  • Fixes and an enhancement to the Scripter
  • Additional build options
  • Major and minor bugfixes, ranging from crashes in some corner cases to usability improvements

A complete list of all changes is available under: http://bugs.scribus.net/changelog_page.php?version_id=84

Primary Download Locations

Download Verification

Description File Name Sha1sum
Source scribus- 40ff0b6fd025a3170567180847a5f0764123cafb
Source scribus-1.4.2.tar.xz 6e67e98fa315a2890d9cbb12eed49ecebb7f11cb
OS X Leopard or higher (DMG) scribus-1.4.2.dmg 482be9e18f3a54e7cbf4472969a56f5a30f1a3d1
OS X Leopard or higher (PKG) scribus-1.4.2.pkg a685e3281d735b1d840184ce7cf8871a9798bc19
Windows 32/64 Bit scribus-1.4.2-windows.exe fd0e746734858bf0070701509aa022b50257402e
Windows 64 Bit scribus-1.4.2-windows-x64.exe 9490d5ad2b4b5667274f60011eb2f69e570f6757
PortableApps.com Format ScribusPortable_1.4.2.paf.exe 8ba4b660b6289033796cf8a4c78cf666855150d2
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.

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About Scribus

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.