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Install Scribus 1.5.3 Development Build – Includes import filter for Krita files

Scribus is a Libre Open Source Desktop publishinh application for Linux, FreeBSD, PC-BSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, OpenIndiana, Debian GNU/Hurd, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation, Haiku as well as Windows.

Highlights Of Features

  • Tabbed view for multiple documents as well as Embedding of pixmaps in SLA files
  • Rewrite preferences load and save functions, as well as GUI
  • Move files around in the svn tree … gui to gui subdir, docs out of source tree etc
  • Merge gradient, pattern and solid colour management
  • Better handling of locked standard palettes
  • Improvements to colour support in the Barcode Generator
  • Some render frame code refactoring as well as Gradients and patterns as strokes
  • Mesh gradients as well as support for PDF 3D annotations
  • Object “symbols” as in Illustrator
  • Tables rewrite as well as added missing PDF Forms features
  • Editable inline frames
  • More PDF/X export options
  • Cursor positioning bugs
  • Integration of GSoC project: Picture Browser


The latest development release v1.5.3svn comes with some new features as well as some improvements. This includes:

  • Now comes with a new text layout engine with support for OpenType advanced features, as well as complex and right-to-left scripts. For text features, a separate “Text Properties” palette has been created
  • Also comes with an import filter for Krita files (KRA)

How to install Scribus 1.5.3 development build on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scribus/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install scribus-trunk

How to remove Scribus development build from Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-get remove scribus-trunk

How to install Scribus 1.5.3 development build on CentOS, RHEL

Note: Please note that the repository as at today is yet to be updated with latest release

yum install scribus

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