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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0016669ScribusUsabilitypublic2024-02-12 21:10
Reporterdigirew Assigned Tocbradney  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformAppleOSmacOS MontereyOS Version12
Product Version1.5.7 
Summary0016669: Scribus needs to be updated error on install/launch
DescriptionThis happened first on 1.5.6 installer and then tried the 1.5.7 (both behave the same way).

When I install on the latest macOS Monterey platform, and launch scribus for the first time. Im presented with an error that states:

" Scribus 1.5.7 needs to be updated

This app will not work with future versions of macOS and needs to be updated to improve compatibility. Contact the developer for more information".

The warning has two buttons on it.

1. Learn more.
2. OK.

If you press ok, it takes you into the program.

If you press Learn more, it takes you to the following web browser link:

attached is the image of the warning.
TagsNo tags attached.



2021-10-28 13:36



2021-10-28 13:37

reporter   ~0049318

I forgot to point out that, running a standard intel based OSX machine.

Im using parallels virtual desktop to spin up a macOS Monterey version to test.


2021-10-29 13:42

reporter   ~0049322

After a bit more investigation, it appears that this error appears as the app is using Python 2.

When I tried installing the "scribus-1.5.7-CatalinaPy3.dmg" version that has python 3, I don't get that error anymore, but another one as posted in

It appears the next release of macOS will not allow the app to run anymore using python 2.

I dont know the inner workings of how scribus is packaged etc, but is there plans to make the python 3 version run without having to rely on xcode installed ? (the same way it works now with py2)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-10-28 13:36 digirew New Issue
2021-10-28 13:36 digirew File Added: Screen Shot 2021-10-28 at 9.35.34 AM.png
2021-10-28 13:37 digirew Note Added: 0049318
2021-10-28 20:06 jghali Priority high => normal
2021-10-28 20:06 jghali Description Updated
2021-10-29 13:42 digirew Note Added: 0049322
2024-01-09 19:53 cbradney Assigned To => cbradney
2024-01-09 19:53 cbradney Status new => resolved
2024-01-09 19:53 cbradney Resolution open => fixed
2024-02-12 21:10 cbradney Status resolved => closed