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Tuesday 12 June 2007

SW: Maul Publisher V3.12

From: "Peter Koller" <>

Maul Publisher is an industrial strength desktop publisher capable of creating virtually all of the printing seen on everyday household items.You can use it to easily lay out newspapers, cards, books, labels, stamps, posters, charts, forms, and even designs like building plans or furniture arrangements.

Further information

For more information and screenshots see

Product, download, purchase and other web pages can all be accessed via

New in this version (3.12)

  • Installer now ignores errors in LIBPATH.
  • New - Fine positioning of colour transitions when using shaded borders.
  • New - Numeric tabs to make numbers or equations align, or to right align text items.
  • Added - Small selection of circuit design clipart.
  • Fixed - text search crash.
  • Fixed - failed tab formatting in tables.

New in this version (3.11)

  • ICC/ICM colour profile management for printing and scanning.
  • Copy and paste the user guides set in the rulerbars.
  • Improved font substitution engine learns preferences when replacing missing fonts.
  • Corrected bullet sizes when using Windows codepages.
  • Improved tracking of paragraph justification.
  • Fixed a bug in font embedding - 32 character font names are not all null terminated!!!
  • Fixed GBM image export bug.
  • Fixed search option in file import dialog.

Software Maintenance Subscription

Please, please, help to support further product development with a low cost annual software subscription.

New customers and upgraders from V2.xx will get the first year for free.
Registered customers will get early access to fixes and new features.

In all cases, you will help to maintain and improve one of the most powerful native OS/2 and eCS applications remaining today.

For further information, please see

To install or upgrade Maul:-

Download, and either or or both, depending on the language(s) you want.


or later

Unzip all the files in the .\maul\install directory where maul was installed and run the  installer. You need to install the binary executive and library files, as well as the appropriate language packs. It is safe to install  later  versions of Maul V3.xx over earlier ones.


Please take the trouble to report any bugs that you may find!

Maul Publisher Preview

Maul Publisher is an industrial strength desktop publisher capable of creating virtually all of the printing seen on everyday household items. You can use it to easily lay out newspapers, cards, books, labels, stamps, posters, charts, forms, and even designs like building plans or furniture arrangements.

Maul contains a huge number of sophisticated features specifically for publishing. These include booklet printing and collation, precision bitmap scaling, prepress reports, color management, layout guides, style sheets, and much more. Maul is available in both German and English, and provides true multilingual support.

This is a very complex and powerful desktop publishing system, and this preview is designed to help you get a basic overview of the many techniques available to you.

Detailed preview Discussion group FAQ's and Support

Thursday 11 January 2007

SW: Scribus portado a OS/2 & eComStation

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Paul Smedley <>

Hola todos,

Acabo de añadir los binarios OS/2 & eComStation de Scribus v1.3.3.6
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Scribus es un programa de código abierto que aporta el diseño tipográfico de nivel profesional a los escritorios Linux/Unix, MacOS X y  Windows con una combinación de salidas "listas para la impresión" y nuevas aproximaciones al diseño tipográfico.

Con un interficie moderno y amigable, Scribus soporta características de publiciación profesional como color CMYK, separaciones, manejo de color ICC y versátil creación de PDF.

EL binario para OS/2 & eComStation  necesita libc061.dll - disponible en:

Problemas conocidos:
  - Scribus pretende estar en el directorio raíz - \scribus
  - After exiting scribus, you'll see some errors about loading icon files in the standard output - these are under investigation
  - scribus plugins are currently not available
  - after adding text in a text box, the text isn't visible until a screen redraw is done - ie change zoom factor or middle mouse click to force a redraw
  - If a file called fonts.conf doesn't exist in %HOME%\fonts.conf, one will be created automatically when scribus.exe is run for the first time, however, Scribus will crash with signal 11.  On the 2nd attempt to load scribus.exe, it will load fine.

General feedback can be provided to, bug reports should go to

Si os gusta este software y queréis fomentar continuos ports, pensad en donar algo via Paypal a traves del enlace en, o via Mensys en


Paul Smedley
Adelaide, Australia
17th December, 2006

NOTA de Delfi_r: la historia se ha hecho oficial,l o que ha llamado la atención en el mundo Linux:

De: Paul Smedley <>

Hola todos,

Ya está disponible en Sourceforge & con un enlace desde la página principal de

Desde el anuncio oficial:

The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus This release is purely a further bug fix release to the recently released

This release adds more translation updates, some bugs were found and fixed, many improvements to the SVG importer. A new splash screen and other artwork were contributed by Kevin Young.

One of two major additions to this release is the porting of Scribus to OS/2 by Paul Smedley. This port is lightly tested and there are some known issues noted in the readme for OS/2, along with notes o­n installation. No major code changes were required and in testing it has been fairly stable.

The other is the availability of a new OpenSuse rpm download repository for all Suse versions 9.3+, including SLED 10. To download add: to your yast/apt/smart source list for the corresponding Suse version. We hope have this for Mandriva and Fedora 5+ shortly.

As we announced previously, there will be no more development or bug fixes to 1.2.x series. We now recommend all distributions package only Scribus 1.3.3.x.

The Scribus Team would also like to thank -Øverby Consulting and Cardia AS for their continued hosting of all of the Scribus websites.

The Scribus Team would also like to thank the many end users, translators, testers and contributors who helped us with this release.

About Scribus

Scribus is a cross-platform open source page layout application with a focus o­n high quality commercial grade PDF and postscript export.
Originally developed o­n Linux, Scribus now runs natively on MacOSX, OS/2, many forms of Unix and Windows 2000/XP. Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, spot colors, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. Scribus was the first page layout application o­n the planet to directly support PDF/X-3 output, a rigorous ISO standard. Scribus did so by almost a year.

The Scribus Team is made up of a diverse group of developers with significant experience in pre-press and newspaper publishing. Commercial support for Scribus is available for companies and institutions for implementation, training and migration.