Open Source Desktop Publishing - Scribus 1.0 Released
Posted onJuly 14, 2003
Programmer Franz Schmid is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.0 - Linux Desktop Publishing. Two years in development and available in 17 languages, Scribus represents the first open source DTP application capable of generating professional "press-ready" results. Among the major features of Scribus:
- A modern user friendly interface developed with Qt. Scribus can run on Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, BSD and soon Mac OSX. An experimental version running on KDE-Cygwin and Windows 2000 is in testing.
- Unicode support including support for right to left scripts.
- Can export CMYK separations and "press-ready" PDF including PDF 1.4 features such as transparency.
- The only DTP application to create fully ISO compliant PDF/X-3 files.
- A powerful PDF export engine capable of creating fully interactive PDF forms, presentation effects and encrypted PDF.
- ICC color management via the littlecms color management engine.
- Exports high-quality PDF, SVG and EPS.
- Powerful cross-platform Python Scripting language extending Scribus functions and automating tasks, as well as calling external applications within Scribus.
- Uses XML as a native file format. The Scribus XML format has been fully documented.