The Scribus Team is pleased to announce a technology preview of the 
next generation of Scribus - Open Source Desktop Publishing.

The aim for this release is to bring improvements and enhancements for 
both professionals and beginning users alike. 1.3.0 improves Scribus' 
abilities in areas like performance, accessibility and workflow. With 
this release, we also commence support for Scribus running natively 
on Windows and Mac OS X.

While it is very stable and usable, there are a number of under the 
hood changes which will continue through the 1.3.x series

 * Work is on-going to make Scribus more platform independent and 
alpha quality builds of Scribus are already working on Win32 and Mac 
OS X. A native Mac OS X build is available here:

* There is a new undo system, which includes an undo palette that has 
the undo history with details of each action. Undo also has object 
specific capabilities. The number of undo/redo steps can be set in 
the preferences.

* Revised document and application preferences. Extensive attention 
has been placed on making preferences easier to use with document and 
application preferences distinctly separated.

* Scribus now has "scratch space" which can be used to store objects 
partially or fully off the page.

 * Scribus can now generate Tables of Contents, based on user 
definable/selectable attributes.

* Scribus now has its own built-in pre-flight verifier for printing or 
exporting to PDF. The pre-flighter is designed to look for issues 
which might cause problems when printing or exporting PDF.

* More professional DTP features like adding ciceros for measurement 
units and support. Scribus now has true facing page support and page 
objects such as images can span them.

* Scribus now has more extensive support for CMYK images, as well as 
clipping paths in TIFF files, CMYK-JPEG, as well as new support for 
native Photoshop ® PSD files. 16-bit RGB/CMYK TIFF and PSD support 
will follow soon. ICC color management of for these image formats is 
also upgraded.

 * New image effect features including tinting, greyscaling, blurring, 
colorizing and sharpening.

 * Scribus 1.3.0 now supports PDF 1.5 features including layers in 
 * Scribus 1.3.0 uses an intermediary file format based on the Scribus 
1.2.x format. The new format to finally replace this intermediary 
format is in design and development stages and its implementation 
will begin soon.

For future development versions, we will be announcing competitions 
for icon sets and splashscreens.

The Scribus Team would also like to thankØverby Consulting 
and [EMAIL PROTECTED] GmbH, Hamburg for gracefully sponsoring our Scribus 
Documentation site, our Bug Tracker and Anonymous CVS server. Also, a 
note of thanks to University of Salford - School of Media, Music and 
Performance for providing continued hosting of and 
upgrading the server hardware.

Getting Scribus 1.3.0

You can:
Download from our Sourceforge page: 

Download from:

Get the MacOSX build from:


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