Scribus 1.0 – Linux Desktop Publishing is Released

Anonymous Reader writes “Programmer Franz Schmid is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.0 – Linux Desktop Publishing. Two years in development and available in 17 languages, Scribus represents the first open source DTP application capable of generating professional “press-ready” results.

Among the major features of Scribus:

  • A modern user friendly interface developed with Qt. Scribus can run on Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, BSD and soon Mac OSX. An experimental version running on KDE-Cygwin and Windows 2000 is in testing.
  • Unicode support including support for right to left scripts.
  • Can export CMYK separations and “press-ready” PDF including PDF 1.4 features such as transparency.
  • The only DTP application to create fully ISO compliant PDF/X-3 files.
  • A powerful PDF export engine capable of creating fully interactive PDF forms, presentation effects and encrypted PDF.
  • ICC color management via the littlecms color management engine.
  • Powerful cross-platform Python Scripting language extending Scribus functions and automating tasks, as well as calling external applications within Scribus.
  • Uses XML as a native file format. The Scribus XML format has been fully documented.

The Scribus Team:

Programming / Original Author Franz Schmid Franz.Schmid at

Code Review and API Documentation Paul F. Johnson paulf.johnson at

English Documentation and Testing Peter Linnell scribusdocs at

Many contributions and translations from users.

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