Scribus versions-CROSSPOSTED

Myriam Schweingruber schweingruber at
Sat Jun 20 00:40:43 BST 2009

Hi John,

I am forwarding your post to the developers list, posting it to a
users support list asking to change the version of a distribution is
not exactly the right place :)

Regards, Myriam

On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 01:01, John Culleton<john at> wrote:
> One more time:
> The only stable version of Scribus today is
> 1.3.5 is unstable and always will be.
> 1.3.4 is both unstable and abandoned.
> The next stable version (after 1.3.3.x) will be 1.40.
> Any distribution that defaults to Scribus 1.3.5 for a binary
> download is in error.  When it becomes stable it won't be called
> 1.3.5 any more but 1.4.0.
> I post this because lots of folks are coming in to the Scribus  list
> complaining that when they downloaded Scribus from their distro
> they got 1.3.5, and it is full of bugs.  Yes folks, that is what
> unstable means, buggy.  If you have access to Suse, Fedora,
> Mandriva etc. lists please pass the word. And please make the
> powers that be know in the debian and debian-derivative world that
> Scribus 1.3.5 is not for binary download. It is updated nightly for
> the svn users and definitely not ready for prime time.  Never will
> be with that number.
> Thanks for your attention.
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