when switching from 1.4.x to a recent 1.5.x you need to double check the layout of the text for overflows (or underflows or other change that might be relevant to the context)
if you did work in a clean way, it should be easy to check for overflows (which are the worst offenders, since parts of the text are not been shown) by running the "preflight verifier" (the check tool that is been shown when exporting to pdf...) and make sure that it does not show any warnings.
from discussion with craig and jean, the problem is related to library scribus uses to layout the text, which does not make any guarantee on the metrics across versions.
there is no problem with installing 1.5.8 parallel to 1.4.8 on mojave tocheck the compatibility before you switch to ventura. i'm not sure if the new text engine of scribus 1.5.3 an newer will change something... as i'm already on ventura, i cant check it. but i had no issues with old files so far...
Hi all, I have two questions on compatibility. I'm very happy with the 1.4.8 version on a MacBook. But now it's time for me to upgrade from Mojave to Ventura. I have a lot of projects created on 1.4.x, are these projects totally compatibles on the new 1.5 version? Can I install on Mojave the 2 version 1.4.8 and 1.5.8 to test the new version and continue working with the old one? Or can I experience conflicts?
@a.l.e & @utnik: It took me some time to fully understand your response. I'm familiar with the graphs comparing colour spaces, though so far, I mostly thought of them as illustrative of the range of different spaces. I didn't know how to use these graphs to quantify 'how much' a colour is out of gamut. The key was that I wasn't familiar with xyY colour representation This helped a lot for me to get an idea of how significant the difference to the printed result might be, thanks! Generally, it seems that none of the colours are 'extreme' sRGBs (probably because the author prints some of their work themselves), so I was happy to leave adjustments to Scribus' colour management function. The files are with the printers now and I'm excited to see the result next week!
@Nermander: Thank you for your reply, I'm aware of the function of "image effects", I checked the wiki when I applied them to make sure I didn't misuse them. However, they do affect the colours in the eventual output, so I would expect that colour management is applied to the colours that result from "image effects", not to the colours in the original image. Is this not the case? Along these lines, I also would have expected the out-of-gamut marker colour to be unaffected by "image effects" (I'd consider the behaviour I see as a bug).