Passepartout: Desktop Publishing for X11

Passepartout is an Open Source* Desktop Publishing* application for the X Window System*. The goal of this project is to create a system capable of producing pre-press material of professional quality, but also to be a useful tool for any enthusiast with access to a printer. The main focus is on making it easy for the user to create publications with a flexible layout, typical examples being magazines, brochures and leaflets.

Passepartout is still in the early stages of development, but it is already quite usable. It should compile on most Unix-like operating systems. The source code is available here.


2007, August 05: Release 0.7.0

0.7.0 is released!

Some of the changes:

  • Build against gtkmm-2.4/libgnomecanvasmm-2.6/libsigc++-2.0
  • Use the new FileChooserDialog.
  • Full screen mode.
  • Control scaling and shearing.

2007, July 01: Release 0.6.90

0.6.90 is a prerelease for 0.7.

2007, May 23: Passepartout in Gnome Bugzilla

You can now report Passepartout bugs in Gnome Bugzilla, thanks to Sven Herzberg.

Older news items are kept on a separate page.


Passepartout version 0.6 features:

W3C HTML 4.01, W3C CSS.
The Passepartout developers
– Rasmus & Fredrik