Author Topic: Fact about Scribus 1.5  (Read 1430 times)

Danielsan

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Fact about Scribus 1.5
« on: October 23, 2015, 09:52:41 pm »
Hi guys, is that true you can't even open a previous sla file with Scribus 1.5 otherwise you will lose the editability with the previous version?

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Re: Fact about Scribus 1.5
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2015, 10:14:08 pm »
hi danielsan

not by opening – but when you save it with 1.5, you'll lose the possibility to edit (or even open) it with an older scribus version.
to be on the safe side, always open a copy of the file when you use scribus 1.5…

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Re: Fact about Scribus 1.5
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2015, 10:37:56 pm »
Fine, that is in fact the normal behavior but from the Launchpad page of Scribus this below is written in uppercase:
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FILES OPENED WITH SCRIBUS-NG CAN'T BE OPENED BY SCRIBUS ANYMORE!!
FILES OPENED WITH SCRIBUS-TRUNK CAN'T BE OPENED BY SCRIBUS-NG OR SCRIBUS ANYMORE!!

And has made me pretty confused, thanks to clarify me that!

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Re: Fact about Scribus 1.5
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 10:17:45 am »
hi danielsan

those warning are indeed a bit too scary and not precise enough!

thanks for mentioning that!

i'll try to find a better wording and propose it to the PPA maintainer...

ciao
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Re: Fact about Scribus 1.5
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2015, 10:27:09 am »
i'm suggesting to introduce the following wording:

SCRIBUS FILES ARE NOT BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE.
FILES SAVED WITH SCRIBUS-TRUNK OR SCRIBUS-NG CAN'T BE OPENED BY OLDER VERSIONS OF SCRIBUS ANYMORE!!

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Re: Fact about Scribus 1.5
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2015, 10:25:12 am »
Yes, the important part here is "saved". Scribus Won't save the file with new format just because you open it.

Files saved with Scribus version x can not be opened by Scribus version <x, but can be opened by Scribus version >x.