Scribus versions-CROSSPOSTED

John Culleton john at
Fri Jun 19 23:01:04 UTC 2009

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. 
John Culleton
Create Book Covers with Scribus/e-book $5.95

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