Actual files are served from a site called SourceForge, so do not be alarmed when clicking on a download link brings you to a SourceForge download page.
SourceForge is a highly-trusted site used by a large number of software projects as a means to offer fast and easy downloads and installation. For more information about SourceForge, check here and here.
The current stable release is 1.4.0.
Note: Newer Scribus version can open the older version's file, but the opposite is not true. Scribus 126.96.36.199 cannot open Scribus 1.4.0 files. There is no way to convert the file back once you switch it to the newer branch. However, you can run both branches in parallel to test the new functionality.
Current stable version is 188.8.131.52. It is not maintained anymore. This is the last 1.3.3.x series version. Use it only if you have a specific reason not to use 1.4.0.
This is where the exciting new features of Scribus are going. However, there could be many stability problems due to frequent changes, so you are only advised to use this version for small very specific tasks and for keeping abreast of the Scribus development, but not for day-to-day production work.
Source code for compilation
See Official:Compile_with_CMake for building instructions.
Download and compile the 1.4.x sources if you know that it contains a patch for a bug you're facing in Scribus 1.4
|svn://scribus.net/branches/Version14x/Scribus - Scribus 1.4.1svn (developmental).|
svn checkout svn://scribus.net/branches/Version14x/Scribus your14ScribusDirectory
Download the 1.5 SVN sources if you want to try out the newest Scribus features. You should probably not use this code in production.
|svn://scribus.net/trunk/Scribus - Scribus 1.5.0svn (trunk).|
svn checkout svn://scribus.net/trunk/Scribus yourUnstableScribusDirectory
Some Notes: You must have subversion to run this..