1.5.8 Release

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The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.5.8.

Like previous releases, work on version 1.5.8 focused mostly on bugfixes and code optimizations, the latter of which are expected to lead to speed improvements. We have also begun to prepare Scribus for using Qt6, which will make our work a lot easier.

Most important changes


  • UI Improvements for dark mode and some icon updates and some window interactivity
  • Improvements to file import (IDML, PDF, PNG, TIFF)
  • Improvements to PDF export and output
  • Improvements with respect to tables (undo/redo, styles)
  • Improvements to the build system
  • Translation updates

Technical/OS-related updates

  • macOS:
    • Scribus 1.5.8 now includes Python 3.
    • Scribus 1.5.8 now runs as a native app on Apple's chipsets.

Additional Notes

The complete changelog is available here: https://bugs.scribus.net/changelog_page.php?version_id=112. More details are available from the Scribus Commit Mailing List archive (http://lists.scribus.net/pipermail/scribus-commit/), beginning with revision 24637 in April 2021.

Please note that while some bug fixes still may be backported to the 1.4.x branch, we do not plan an official release of this version anymore. If you think you need the changes, you have to check out the SVN repository and build 1.4.9svn from source. We encourage all Linux and *BSD distributions to switch from 1.4.x to this new version, since it's not only much more versatile but also more stable.

Primary Download Locations

Download Verification

Description File Name Sha256sum Sha1sum
Source scribus-1.5.8.tar.xz
Source scribus-
OS X 10.15, Intel x64 scribus-1.5.8.dmg
Windows 32/64 Bit scribus-1.5.8-windows.exe
Windows 64 Bit scribus-1.5.8-windows-x64.exe
Linux 64 bit AppImage [1] scribus-1.5.8-linux-x86_64.AppImage
Windows PortableApps.com Format ScribusPortable_1.5.8.paf.exe


The Scribus Team would like to thank Anduin.net and Modirum for their continued hosting of all of the Scribus websites.

We are grateful to the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie for sponsoring.

The Scribus Team is also honored to have Resene Colours (New Zealand), dtp studio Oldenburg (Germany), Scientific Illustration Services Corp. (USA), the Newspaper Association of America (USA), Software Consulting Services (USA), freieFarbe e.V. (Germany), bauwerk Kommunikationsdesign (Germany) as Special Supporters and donors of color palettes and other content since the 1.4.x release, just like we are grateful to the owner of Vector Portal for the permission to distribute some of his work as Scribus Templates.

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