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=== 1.5.0 ===
 
=== 1.5.0 ===
*Color work (jghali) '''IN PROGRESS'''
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* <s>Tabbed view for multiple documents (mecirt)</s> '''DONE'''
*Move files around in the svn tree ... gui to gui subdir, docs out of source tree etc. (cbradney) #8071 - '''IN PROGRESS'''
+
* <s>Embedding of pixmaps in SLA files (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
*<s>Rewrite preferences load and save functions</s> (cbradney) '''DONE'''
+
* Move files around in the svn tree ... gui to gui subdir, docs out of source tree etc. (cbradney) #8071 - '''IN PROGRESS'''
 +
*<s>Rewrite preferences load and save functions (cbradney)</s> '''DONE'''
 
*<s>Rewrite preferences GUI (cbradney)</s>  '''DONE'''
 
*<s>Rewrite preferences GUI (cbradney)</s>  '''DONE'''
 
*Add in Status Bar information strings (perhaps not in GUI until 1.5.1) (cbradney, fschmid, a.l.e) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
*Add in Status Bar information strings (perhaps not in GUI until 1.5.1) (cbradney, fschmid, a.l.e) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
**<s>(Related): Indicate the number of selected items in the Status Bar (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
**<s>(Related): Indicate the number of selected items in the Status Bar (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
*Improvements to SVG import [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=4732 4732]
 
 
* <s>CVG importer (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>CVG importer (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>WPG importer (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>WPG importer (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
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* <s>XAR importer (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>XAR importer (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>CGM importer (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>CGM importer (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 +
* <s>PUB importer (fschmid)</s> '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* <s>Merge Gradient and solid colour management (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Merge Gradient and solid colour management (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Better handling of locked standard palettes (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Better handling of locked standard palettes (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
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*<s>Improvements to colour support in the Barcode Generator [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=6781 6781] (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
*<s>Improvements to colour support in the Barcode Generator [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=6781 6781] (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
*Enhancements to the Documentation [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=6058 6058] - '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
*Enhancements to the Documentation [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=6058 6058] - '''IN PROGRESS'''
*Some render frame code refactoring (Herm) '''IN PROGRESS'''
+
*<s>Some render frame code refactoring (Herm)</s> '''DONE'''
 
*Code optimisation (jghali, mecirt) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
*Code optimisation (jghali, mecirt) '''IN PROGRESS'''
*Integration of GSoC 2008/2009 projects:
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*Integration of GSoC projects:
 
** <s>Picture Browser (pierremarc, fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
** <s>Picture Browser (pierremarc, fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
** <s>Uniconvertor + GraphicsMagick (Herm, jghali)</s> '''DONE'''
 
** <s>Uniconvertor + GraphicsMagick (Herm, jghali)</s> '''DONE'''
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* <s>Support for PDF 3D (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Support for PDF 3D (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Object "symbols" as in Illustrator</s> (fschmid) '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Object "symbols" as in Illustrator</s> (fschmid) '''DONE'''
 
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* Scripter cleanup and finishing (ale, jainbasil) '''IN PROGRESS'''
=== Post 1.5.1 and later ===
 
These may appear post 1.4.0 if 1.3.5 is stabilized to be our 1.4.0
 
* Scripter cleanup (ale, jainbasil) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* New file format '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
 
* <s>Tables rewrite</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Tables rewrite</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Editable inline frames</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Editable inline frames</s> '''DONE'''
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* Undo bugs (#5745) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* Undo bugs (#5745) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* Rewrite the Properties Palette (jghali) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* Rewrite the Properties Palette (jghali) '''IN PROGRESS'''
* Rewrite the Story Editor
+
*Import of XPress Tags, and IDML files, InDesign Snippets (jainbasil, fschmid) '''IN PROGRESS'''
* Text import filter for TextMaker (TMD) files
 
*Import of XPress Tags, Xtags, INX and IDML files, InDesign Snippets (jainbasil, fschmid) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
*Import of complete OpenDocument word processing documents
 
 
*Improvements to Master Pages (avox, jghali) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
*Improvements to Master Pages (avox, jghali) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
*XPS export/import (jghali)
 
*XPS export/import (jghali)
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====Internal====
 
====Internal====
* New file format and DTD, 100% XML compliant [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=111 #111] (avox, malex, jghali, fschmid) '''IN PROGRESS'''
+
 
* performance with large amounts of text present (avox, mecirt) '''IN PROGRESS'''
+
* Performance with large amounts of text present (avox, mecirt) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* New file open and save dialog class to handle multiple file location options, eg local, NFS, kio, WebDAV. These would be used in import and export plugins, SLA open/save, get/save text functions. They would pass a stream pointer/filename etc to the resulting plugin for the operation. *[http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1693 #1693]
 
* New file open and save dialog class to handle multiple file location options, eg local, NFS, kio, WebDAV. These would be used in import and export plugins, SLA open/save, get/save text functions. They would pass a stream pointer/filename etc to the resulting plugin for the operation. *[http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1693 #1693]
 
* New Colour Storage Format with various options eg, index, name, number, rgba, cmyk, spots, etc. See [[New Colours Format]]
 
* New Colour Storage Format with various options eg, index, name, number, rgba, cmyk, spots, etc. See [[New Colours Format]]
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* Maximum inter-word spacing control, or "willingness to hyphenate" control '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* Maximum inter-word spacing control, or "willingness to hyphenate" control '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* <s>Bullet support in paragraph styles [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=102 #102]</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Bullet support in paragraph styles [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=102 #102]</s> '''DONE'''
* Hyphenation improvements [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=417 #417]
+
* Hyphenation improvements [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=417 #417] '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* Text refinements [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=415 #415]
 
* Text refinements [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=415 #415]
 
* Non latin support [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1547 #1547], [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1079 #1079] '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* Non latin support [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1547 #1547], [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1079 #1079] '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* Support for OpenType alternate glyphs [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1413 #1413]
 
* Support for OpenType alternate glyphs [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1413 #1413]
 
* <s>Cursor placement fixes (so cursors know more about tabs, columns, alignment etc) [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3157 #3157]</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Cursor placement fixes (so cursors know more about tabs, columns, alignment etc) [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3157 #3157]</s> '''DONE'''
* Related to inheritable pargraph styles: [http://bugs.scribus.net/bug_view_advanced_page.php?bug_id=0000363 limited styles], presumably with a 'next-style' attribute. Think 'first paragraph' styles, etc. (cezaryece) '''IN PROGRESS'''
+
* Related to inheritable paragraph styles: [http://bugs.scribus.net/bug_view_advanced_page.php?bug_id=0000363 limited styles], presumably with a 'next-style' attribute. Think 'first paragraph' styles, etc. (cezaryece) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* Ability to create TOC and Indexes [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1371 #1371], [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3349 #3349] '''IN PROGRESS, TOC done'''
 
* Ability to create TOC and Indexes [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1371 #1371], [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3349 #3349] '''IN PROGRESS, TOC done'''
 
* <s>Support for footnotes and endnotes</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Support for footnotes and endnotes</s> '''DONE'''
  
 
====Import/Export/Printing====
 
====Import/Export/Printing====
* Rewrite the text import system to enable piping
 
* Enable to import the content of a text frame from a SLA file,  remember its source and allow to refresh both import and export of content  and file, both for a single frame or for all text frames in the  document.
 
 
* More Text Import slave plugins: XML/HTML/(XHTML+CSS)/OO.org Calc/Kword/Kspread)
 
* More Text Import slave plugins: XML/HTML/(XHTML+CSS)/OO.org Calc/Kword/Kspread)
 
* Add WordPerfect Importer [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3589 #3589] '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* Add WordPerfect Importer [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3589 #3589] '''IN PROGRESS'''
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* <s>Apple PICT Vector Import (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Apple PICT Vector Import (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* More import filters for colour palettes (fschmid) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* More import filters for colour palettes (fschmid) '''IN PROGRESS'''
* SVG Layer support [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1701 #1701]
 
 
* <s>Investigate the integration of [http://www.graphicsmagick.org/ GraphicsMagick] for import of new bitmap formats.</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Investigate the integration of [http://www.graphicsmagick.org/ GraphicsMagick] for import of new bitmap formats.</s> '''DONE'''
* PDF-in-PDF embedding of placed PDFs on PDF export (works only in PDF-1.4 and above FS) [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1699 #1699] see also [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1179 #1179] '''IN PROGRESS'''
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* PDF-in-PDF embedding of placed PDFs on PDF export (works only in PDF-1.4 and above FS) [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1699 #1699] see also [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1179 #1179] '''DONE'''
 
* Warning on missing fonts in placed/imported PDF files [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=4464 #4464]
 
* Warning on missing fonts in placed/imported PDF files [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=4464 #4464]
 
*<s>PDF/X-4 support ''GSoC 2009''</s> '''DONE'''
 
*<s>PDF/X-4 support ''GSoC 2009''</s> '''DONE'''
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** Type3 fonts; vector/bitmaps
 
** Type3 fonts; vector/bitmaps
 
** Honour fill rule for clipping
 
** Honour fill rule for clipping
* Transparency flattener [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=876 #876], 377
 
* Enhance Qt pixmap image support (ie, the pixmap based formats Qt doesnt currently support) '''MOSTLY DONE'''
 
 
* Investigate what other file formats from the [http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/File_formats_that_should_be_supported_by_Scribus_%28wish_list%29 wish list] could be imported. '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* Investigate what other file formats from the [http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/File_formats_that_should_be_supported_by_Scribus_%28wish_list%29 wish list] could be imported. '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* Option to print PostScript errors [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1441 #1441]
 
* Option to print PostScript errors [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1441 #1441]
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* <s>Selection improvements: [http://bugs.scribus.net/bug_view_advanced_page.php?bug_id=0000502 Multiselection in items Overview ], [http://bugs.scribus.net/bug_view_advanced_page.php?bug_id=0000505 Object selection with Ctrl], [http://bugs.scribus.net/bug_view_advanced_page.php?bug_id=0000506 Un-prompted object resizing], [http://bugs.scribus.net/bug_view_advanced_page.php?bug_id=0000390 Object creation and resize with aspect/angle constraint].</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Selection improvements: [http://bugs.scribus.net/bug_view_advanced_page.php?bug_id=0000502 Multiselection in items Overview ], [http://bugs.scribus.net/bug_view_advanced_page.php?bug_id=0000505 Object selection with Ctrl], [http://bugs.scribus.net/bug_view_advanced_page.php?bug_id=0000506 Un-prompted object resizing], [http://bugs.scribus.net/bug_view_advanced_page.php?bug_id=0000390 Object creation and resize with aspect/angle constraint].</s> '''DONE'''
 
* Fix the drag code so its sane and familiar for users of other layout apps. See: [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1907 #1907]
 
* Fix the drag code so its sane and familiar for users of other layout apps. See: [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1907 #1907]
* Responsiveness during long operations. Separate UI thread, progress bars?
+
* <s>Responsiveness during long operations. Separate UI thread, progress bars?</s> '''DONE'''
* Shortcut profiles, e.g. "for Adobe users", "for XPpress users" '''IN PROGRESS'''
+
* Shortcut profiles, e.g. "for Adobe users", "for XPpress users" '''IN PROGRESS''' (iCalamus, PagePlus and PageStream DONE)
 
* Tool to create 3D preview to see leaflet and brochure "in real" and save it in *.tif or print it. Useful to present the graphic concept to the client.
 
* Tool to create 3D preview to see leaflet and brochure "in real" and save it in *.tif or print it. Useful to present the graphic concept to the client.
  
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====Misc====
 
====Misc====
* New non modal Resource Manager dialog
+
* New non modal Resource Manager dialog '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
* Database publishing (with support of popular SQL databases both open source like MySQL, PostgreSQL and proprietary systems like Oracle/IBM DB2 as well as XQuery)
 
* Database publishing (with support of popular SQL databases both open source like MySQL, PostgreSQL and proprietary systems like Oracle/IBM DB2 as well as XQuery)
 
* <s>Ability to clone frames like Inkscape can, allowing, for example, text frames on various layers to have the same size and attributes, except different content (eg layers for various translations of a doc). When one is moved, they all move, when one is resized they all resize etc. .."Linked Layer Objects" ? [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1704 #1704] (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Ability to clone frames like Inkscape can, allowing, for example, text frames on various layers to have the same size and attributes, except different content (eg layers for various translations of a doc). When one is moved, they all move, when one is resized they all resize etc. .."Linked Layer Objects" ? [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1704 #1704] (fschmid)</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Tables rewrite/feature enhancement</s> '''DONE'''
 
* <s>Tables rewrite/feature enhancement</s> '''DONE'''
* Re-write the bookmarks code
+
* Re-write the bookmarks code (cezaryece) '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
*<s>Make installation on OS X (PPC and Intel) as easy as on Windows and Linux</s> '''DONE'''
 
*<s>Make installation on OS X (PPC and Intel) as easy as on Windows and Linux</s> '''DONE'''
 
*Documentation updates for the Scribus file formats, the API and the Scripter '''IN PROGRESS'''
 
*Documentation updates for the Scribus file formats, the API and the Scripter '''IN PROGRESS'''
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===Post 1.6 Tasks===
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* Rewrite the SVG import/export code
 +
* Rewrite the Story Editor
 +
* Create the transparency flattener
 +
* Rewrite/enhance the EPS export (similar to the PDF export dialog
 +
* Add more export options (IDML, PUB, ODT)
 +
* Support for all types of digital printing devices
 +
* Make Scribus "headless" (i.e., allow for the development of a server version)
 +
* Text import filter for TextMaker (TMD) files
 +
* Import of complete OpenDocument word processing documents
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* * New file format and DTD, 100% XML compliant [http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=111 #111] (avox, malex, jghali, fschmid) '''IN PROGRESS'''

Revision as of 07:43, 28 May 2013

For the latest developments and release plans see: Scribus 1.5.0 Release Schedule.

1.5.0

  • Tabbed view for multiple documents (mecirt) DONE
  • Embedding of pixmaps in SLA files (fschmid) DONE
  • Move files around in the svn tree ... gui to gui subdir, docs out of source tree etc. (cbradney) #8071 - IN PROGRESS
  • Rewrite preferences load and save functions (cbradney) DONE
  • Rewrite preferences GUI (cbradney) DONE
  • Add in Status Bar information strings (perhaps not in GUI until 1.5.1) (cbradney, fschmid, a.l.e) IN PROGRESS
    • (Related): Indicate the number of selected items in the Status Bar (fschmid) DONE
  • CVG importer (fschmid) DONE
  • WPG importer (fschmid) DONE
  • PICT importer (vector, bitmap and text) (fschmid) DONE
  • PGF importer (fschmid) DONE
  • XAR importer (fschmid) DONE
  • CGM importer (fschmid) DONE
  • PUB importer (fschmid) IN PROGRESS
  • Merge Gradient and solid colour management (fschmid) DONE
  • Better handling of locked standard palettes (fschmid) DONE
  • Support for more colour palette formats (fschmid) IN PROGRESS (aco, acb DONE)
  • Improvements to colour support in the Barcode Generator 6781 (fschmid) DONE
  • Enhancements to the Documentation 6058 - IN PROGRESS
  • Some render frame code refactoring (Herm) DONE
  • Code optimisation (jghali, mecirt) IN PROGRESS
  • Integration of GSoC projects:
    • Picture Browser (pierremarc, fschmid) DONE
    • Uniconvertor + GraphicsMagick (Herm, jghali) DONE
    • PDF/X-1a and X4 export (jghali) DONE
    • ScripterNG (ale, jainbasil) IN PROGRESS
    • XPress Tag import (jainbasil, fschmid) IN PROGRESS
  • Reuse, save and load gradients (includes import of ggr, sog and grd files, as well as ai gradients) (fschmid) IN PROGRESS
  • Gradients and patterns as strokes (fschmid) DONE
  • Mesh gradients (fschmid) DONE
  • Support for PDF 3D (fschmid) DONE
  • Object "symbols" as in Illustrator (fschmid) DONE
  • Scripter cleanup and finishing (ale, jainbasil) IN PROGRESS
  • Tables rewrite DONE
  • Editable inline frames DONE
  • Cursor positioning bugs (avox, pierremarc) (#3157) DONE
  • Undo bugs (#5745) IN PROGRESS
  • Rewrite the Properties Palette (jghali) IN PROGRESS
  • Import of XPress Tags, and IDML files, InDesign Snippets (jainbasil, fschmid) IN PROGRESS
  • Improvements to Master Pages (avox, jghali) IN PROGRESS
  • XPS export/import (jghali)
  • More PDF/X export options (X-1a, X-4) (Mentor: pierremarc) DONE
  • Rewrite of Search and Replace (cezaryece) IN PROGRESS

Ideas

Internal

  • Performance with large amounts of text present (avox, mecirt) IN PROGRESS
  • New file open and save dialog class to handle multiple file location options, eg local, NFS, kio, WebDAV. These would be used in import and export plugins, SLA open/save, get/save text functions. They would pass a stream pointer/filename etc to the resulting plugin for the operation. *#1693
  • New Colour Storage Format with various options eg, index, name, number, rgba, cmyk, spots, etc. See New Colours Format

Text Frames

  • Make edit-in-frame more usable? I know, use SE - but that's not very useful when making hyphenation corrections etc. DONE
  • Control hyphenation as part of paragraph style DONE
  • Maximum inter-word spacing control, or "willingness to hyphenate" control IN PROGRESS
  • Bullet support in paragraph styles #102 DONE
  • Hyphenation improvements #417 IN PROGRESS
  • Text refinements #415
  • Non latin support #1547, #1079 IN PROGRESS
  • Support for OpenType alternate glyphs #1413
  • Cursor placement fixes (so cursors know more about tabs, columns, alignment etc) #3157 DONE
  • Related to inheritable paragraph styles: limited styles, presumably with a 'next-style' attribute. Think 'first paragraph' styles, etc. (cezaryece) IN PROGRESS
  • Ability to create TOC and Indexes #1371, #3349 IN PROGRESS, TOC done
  • Support for footnotes and endnotes DONE

Import/Export/Printing

  • More Text Import slave plugins: XML/HTML/(XHTML+CSS)/OO.org Calc/Kword/Kspread)
  • Add WordPerfect Importer #3589 IN PROGRESS
  • Add RTF Importer IN PROGRESS
  • Investigate the use of libabiword and AbiWord filters for import of formatted text, as it would provide about 30 new text formats that could be imported. IN PROGRESS
  • HTML Exporter #2974
  • epub Exporter (a.l.e) IN PROGRESS
  • Updatable Linked Text IN PROGRESS (external developer)
  • Integrate UniConvertor. This would enable Scribus to import CorelDRAW 7-X4 (CDR/CDT/CCX/CDRX/CMX), Adobe Illustrator up to version 9 (PostScript based), Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM), Skencil/Sketch/sK1 (SK and SK1) and Acorn Draw (AFF) files. DONE
  • Xara Import #3863 DONE
  • Calamus Vector Graphics (CVG) import DONE
  • Apple PICT Vector Import (fschmid) DONE
  • More import filters for colour palettes (fschmid) IN PROGRESS
  • Investigate the integration of GraphicsMagick for import of new bitmap formats. DONE
  • PDF-in-PDF embedding of placed PDFs on PDF export (works only in PDF-1.4 and above FS) #1699 see also #1179 DONE
  • Warning on missing fonts in placed/imported PDF files #4464
  • PDF/X-4 support GSoC 2009 DONE
  • XPS import and export
  • Enhancements to the PostScript Importer:
    • Fill patterns
    • Gradients
    • Type3 fonts; vector/bitmaps
    • Honour fill rule for clipping
  • Investigate what other file formats from the wish list could be imported. IN PROGRESS
  • Option to print PostScript errors #1441
  • RGB profiled export for bubblejets (Note: CMYK for PDF-X/3 only!) #1697, 1271
  • Add Support for DeviceGray and Indexed Colors #3540
  • Preflight Enhancements #4569
  • Preserve fonts when we import a pdf in scribus.
  • Convert pdf text in real scribus text block when we import a pdf in scribus.
  • Embedding of 3D objects in PDFs (fschmid) DONE

Usability/User Interface

  • Better Selection for Copying #2777 DONE
  • Add margin 'skipping' support for facing pages #2683
  • Enhancements to canvas (text frames show column markers, better frame control options)DONE
  • New Start-up Dialog for new users on launch. #1709 DONE
  • Enhancement to Scratch Space #1989
  • Selection improvements: Multiselection in items Overview , Object selection with Ctrl, Un-prompted object resizing, Object creation and resize with aspect/angle constraint. DONE
  • Fix the drag code so its sane and familiar for users of other layout apps. See: #1907
  • Responsiveness during long operations. Separate UI thread, progress bars? DONE
  • Shortcut profiles, e.g. "for Adobe users", "for XPpress users" IN PROGRESS (iCalamus, PagePlus and PageStream DONE)
  • Tool to create 3D preview to see leaflet and brochure "in real" and save it in *.tif or print it. Useful to present the graphic concept to the client.

Shapes/Vector Drawing

  • Boolean Object methods (like Inkscape etc) fschmid DONE

Image Frames

  • Allow more options for allowing clipping paths to shape text #1564 (fschmid) DONE

Scripter

  • Create ScripterNG DONE
  • Working PyQT for Scripter (see Using QT from the Python interface) IN PROGRESS
  • Scripter functions enhancements (hangs together with "Scribus Objects via Scripter" IN PROGRESS
  • Asynchronous or indepently threaded Python execution (qt will provide a lot of this for free without requiring real threads ... if it can be made to work) (see patches in Using QT from the Python interface) IN PROGRESS
  • Access to the Scribus core from python outside of Scribus GUI/scripter. (DCOP? CORBA/XML-RPC?) #1675

Misc

  • New non modal Resource Manager dialog IN PROGRESS
  • Database publishing (with support of popular SQL databases both open source like MySQL, PostgreSQL and proprietary systems like Oracle/IBM DB2 as well as XQuery)
  • Ability to clone frames like Inkscape can, allowing, for example, text frames on various layers to have the same size and attributes, except different content (eg layers for various translations of a doc). When one is moved, they all move, when one is resized they all resize etc. .."Linked Layer Objects" ? #1704 (fschmid) DONE
  • Tables rewrite/feature enhancement DONE
  • Re-write the bookmarks code (cezaryece) IN PROGRESS
  • Make installation on OS X (PPC and Intel) as easy as on Windows and Linux DONE
  • Documentation updates for the Scribus file formats, the API and the Scripter IN PROGRESS


Post 1.6 Tasks

  • Rewrite the SVG import/export code
  • Rewrite the Story Editor
  • Create the transparency flattener
  • Rewrite/enhance the EPS export (similar to the PDF export dialog
  • Add more export options (IDML, PUB, ODT)
  • Support for all types of digital printing devices
  • Make Scribus "headless" (i.e., allow for the development of a server version)
  • Text import filter for TextMaker (TMD) files
  • Import of complete OpenDocument word processing documents
  • * New file format and DTD, 100% XML compliant #111 (avox, malex, jghali, fschmid) IN PROGRESS