1.5.2 Release

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The Scribus Team is very pleased to announce the release of the development version Scribus 1.5.2, which is another major step onto the next fully-featured version 1.6.0. In terms of stability, 1.5.2 can be already be regarded as robust. The Scribus Team encourages the wide-spread use and testing of version 1.5.2 in as many environments as possible. User feedback will help us to release a rock-solid version 1.6.0.

Most Important Changes

  • The text layout engine has been rewritten from scratch in preparation for support of complex scripts such as Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese and Hindi coming in Scribus 1.5.3 and later. We are more than grateful for the magnificent work that the Oman House of Open Source Technology team, led by Khaled Hosny, completed.
  • Within the context of the text layout system rewrite, some new text features introduced with the 1.5.0 release have been stabilized and improved.
  • Improvements to the canvas rendering on Hi-DPI screens.
  • The Autosave and File Recovery system has seen large improvements and is now highly configurable.


  • The Resource Manager, as well as the official Scribus Resources pool have been expanded significantly, because Scribus 1.5.2 provides direct access to the more than 300 (mostly commercial) color palettes of the Open Colour Systems Collection in the LAB color space. We would like to thank dtp studio oldenburg and the initiative freieFarbe for making these color palettes available under a CC license. The Resource Manager user interface has received some enhancements.
  • The Resource Manager now verifies resource downloads from Scribus servers with SHA256 checksums.



  • Please note that the online help system hasn't been updated yet, and it probably be won't be until the final release of Scribus 1.6.0. However, with Scribus 1.5.2, Scribus now supports downloading of the online help manual and as this work is completed within Scribus 1.5.3, we will decouple the release of the help manual from the main application which will allow more regular updates to the help system.
  • Some newly introduced features since 1.5.0, like footnotes, tables, ordered/un-ordered lists are "program-stable", i.e., they won't crash Scribus 1.5.1, but not "feature-stable", which means they may sometimes not work as expected for the time being.
  • There will be more wide sweeping changes coming in 1.5.3 relating to text system updates for the complex language system support. People using Scribus 1.5.1 or 1.5.2 should ensure they keep document backups and the old versions installed prior to testing 1.5.3.svn and the 1.5.3 release when it arrives.

Primary Download Locations

Download Verification

Description File Name Sha256sum Sha1sum
Source scribus-1.5.2.tar.xz
Source scribus-
OS X 10.9/Mavericks or higher, Intel x64 scribus-1.5.2.dmg fe59486427b67e1920894b2da64c4d034b388ed27412637ca59b35f297d6b9ff 19e61e29c89a98d668dc94e11a055667fa2b5d96
Windows 32/64 Bit scribus-1.5.2-windows.exe d3277a22188ce1ac70d37030619ce4d8052756ac889842971f6fa87b64dc64fa 13cb02b7c84608661fe3afea0435b7729fa6de7c
Windows 64 Bit scribus-1.5.2-windows-x64.exe a87574ce21145ed6486233ad8377f3bf0268cc9c80678c560cb69884932e2679 83c7ade83f480b3e2020769b2f1eea53d3a73ff3
Windows PortableApps.com Format ScribusPortableTest_1.5.2.paf.exe
Linux 64 bit AppImage [1] scribus-1.5.2-linux-x86_64.AppImage c59c370b91add7391034cfd1b219942c2addd47a26c3fcd2f260e93b38af22b1 2fba329d46a98f8936ce48b079b68f361e6fd1dc


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

We are grateful to the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and Linux New Media (Germany) for sponsoring.

The Scribus Team is also honored to have Resene Colours (New Zealand), dtp studio Oldenburg (Germany), Scientific Illustration Services Corp. (USA), the Newspaper Association of America (USA), Software Consulting Services (USA) and freieFarbe (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.

Porting Scribus to OS/2 and eComStation is being supported by Mensys BV (The Netherlands) and Serenity Systems (USA).

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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