Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 14:43

Scribus 1.5 NG has released both in upstream (developer source code) and in downstream (i.e. PPA repository). Scribus 1.5 for Ubuntu is available for 14.04, 15.04, 15.10, and 16.04. Notice that it doesn't provide 14.10. Although 1.5 is a testing version (a preview for the next 1.6 release), probably you want to test the new features or its stability on an experiment environment (i.e. live session). This guide needs you to open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and perform three commands. You will need internet connection to do it.


sudo apt-add-repository ppa:scribus/ppa


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install scribus-ng


  • You can manually add repository by following our previous article.
  • You can install this Scribus 1.5 with Synaptic or Ubuntu Software Center after doing step Reload if you want to avoid Terminal usage.
  • In Ubuntu 14.04, you will need to download totally about 60 MB packages.