I heard that Unicode rending issues of complex scripts are fixed in svn version of Scribus(1.5). So I wanted to test it for Kannada.
Downloaded svn source using following command to my Debian Squeeze machine.
svn co svn://scribus.net/trunk/Scribus myscribus
First installed cmake, which is required to compile Scribus.
apt-get install cmake
When I ran
cmake . as root user, it started listing dependency issues. Installed development libraries as and when cmake throws error. Finally ended up installing following dev libraries.
apt-get install libtiff4-dev python-dev libfreetype6-dev libcups2-dev libxml2-dev liblcms1-dev libpixman-1-dev libaspel-dev libfontconfig1-dev
cd myscribus cmake . make & make install
Compilation took almost an hour in my laptop. :)
Looks like Scribus still has issues in rendering complex scripts. Will provide more information about rendering issues in my next blog post.