Scribus versions-CROSSPOSTED

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Sat Jun 20 01:17:01 BST 2009

On Sat, 20 Jun 2009 01:40:43 +0200 Myriam Schweingruber <schweingruber at> wrote:
>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.

We currently ship two Scribus packages.  We ship scribus, which is 1.3.3.x, and scribus-ng, which is 1.3.5.something.  The scribus-ng is, I think, pretty well described as a development snapshot.

We get both from Debian with only minimal *buntu specific changes.  If you think shipping a development snapshot is a bad idea, I think the Debian maintainer is the best person to convince.

Scott K

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