The source code for Passepartout release 0.3 is now availiable for download.
Passepartout is an Open Source Desktop Publishing application for the X Windows environment. 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.
Changes since 0.2
Here's a list of the major changes since the previous release.
- The name of the Passepartout executable is now
- The recommended filename suffix is now
- Support for multiple views of the same document.
- XSLT Parameter handling: Automatically get a set of valid parameters from the XSLT stylesheet and let the user change them in the streams dialog.
- If a text stream is truncated, i.e. it won't fit into the frames assigned to it, then this will be indicated by a red marker at the bottom of the last frame.
- Improved support for copy/paste.
- Added a dialog for selecting/creating streams when creating text frames.
- A new preferences dialog (Sergej Gratchev).
- Make text images twice as big, then scale them down to normal size, creating a poor man's antialiasing effect.
- A preview function in the import image dialog.
- Allow renaming of frames (finally).
- Printing is faster.
- Stylesheet files are also watched for changes.
- Support the DESTDIR feature in automake properly (Gaudenz Steinlin).
The major version number is still 0, here's some of the main reasons for that:
- Text frames are not always updated properly.
- Objects other than raster images are not rotated in the gui, although it works when they are printed.
- If an object that text should flow around covers an entire
- The fake transparency may not be completely reliable on all
systems, but it can be turned off by setting FakeTransparency to
- Resizing is broken for groups. Don't try to use it.