June 6, 2004

Scribus Team Releases Scribus 1.1.7

scribusdocs writes "

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.1.7. The 1.1.7 release is the most stable, feature complete version to date. This release is mostly a bug fix release intended to allow more extensive testing of the new features recently added for the upcoming release of a stable 1.2 Scribus. Although, marked a developer's release, the Scribus team urges all users and distros to use this latest release.

The Scribus Team is also pleased to be chosen by Trolltech as one of their "Cool Applications". We on the Scribus Team are honored to be recognized as such and appreciate the recognition.

Major Changes and new features since the release of Version 1.1.6:

  • Scribus has a new improved EPS (Encapsulated PostScript),PS (PostScript) importer. Scribus can import EPS and PS files as vector or postscript outlines, which can then be edited as native Scribus objects. This uses Ghostscript as a helper app and we recommend all users install the latest version of Ghostscript available for their distro for best results.
  • New Gradient Creation and Import features - Scribus now offers multi-colored gradients, as well as Free Linear and Free Radial Gradients. In particular, importing SVG files from Inkscape SVG is dramatically improved.
  • All known Crash Bugs fixed.
  • Several dozens of UI improvements and bug fixes.
  • There is a new Ruler Tool for setting Tabs and Indents. Tabs and Indents are shown per text frame.
  • Updates to the Czech,Danish,German,Finnish, French,Polish,Ukrainian and Welsh translations.
  • New Splash Screen and Icons
  • Added "Insert Lorem Ipsum" for sample text in frames.
  • Added a frame independent baseline setting for text frames. This allows baseline alignments for multi-column text.
  • Improved navigation/panning with mice and mouse wheels.
  • A new Settings Menu. All application settings are easily reached.
  • A new translation, Basque, has been added. Scribus now is translated into 25 languages.
  • Scribus source files are now also packaged with bzip2, saving 500k, per download.

The Scribus Team, led by Franz Schmid, is comprised of experienced (avg. age 36) pre-press, IT and programming professionals dedicated to making Scribus a user friendly, but professional level DTP application.

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