KOffice-1.1 Beta2 Released !

A second beta of KOffice-1.1 is now available. The improvements since the first beta are considerable, particularly in KWord. If you are looking for a stable and full-featured word processor under Linux, give it a try! This release also features improved filter support throughout the suite including better MS Word and MS Excel support, and a new Quatro Pro filter. You can read the full announcement on the KOffice web site.

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by Natacha (not verified)

Maybe it's true that English spellings and pronunciations are not related,but for God's sake,if you see and use those words every day,how can you not remember how to spell them?

by Laurelle (not verified)

French spellins is also unrelated to its pronunciation.For instance,"O" can be spelled as "ault" (Renault),"eot" (Peugeot),"eaux" (Bordeaux),"aud" (Rimbaud),
"uot" (Clicquot) etc. But we still know how to spell the words,because we use them all the time and it's not likely that we will make a mistake.

by Shannon (not verified)

I'm a native English speaker. I'm studying French for the sixth year as well as Latin for the second year. I have a much easier time with French spelling than English spelling.

by iuseaspellchecker (not verified)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but "Abwechlungsreiche" is missing a "s" as in "Abwechslungsreich". As you can see, a so-called "Spell Checker" does come in handy... everybody makes mistakes.

I'm sure 90% of native English speakers know the difference between "it's" and "its". Let's stop this Anti-English prejudice.

by Sanja (not verified)

Oh, you're soooo wrong. Studies show that 78% of people in the UK don't know the difference between it's and its, and I guess that percentage is even higher in the USA.

by H. (not verified)

I even saw they wrote "it's" instead of "its" in an Australian TV show... And you can see that everywhere, even in the newspapers. And about that "Abwechslungsreich", I'm not German, I saw it on a CD cover and noticed how big the word was and just put it there :P But see, you as a native German speaker know how to spell it correctly. Most native English speakers couldn't spell even the most common English words. Exactly my point.

by Sean (not verified)

Your right. Are language is not easy but I think spelling and grammer are important and people should start caring more about them.

by Zane (not verified)


You're (not YOUR) right. Our (not ARE) language is not easy, (comma goes here) but...caring more about them. Before you ignorantly attempt to bash native English speakers, check your message before you submit.

by an Onymous (not verified)

Winner at grammar.

Loser at sense of humor. :P

by george (not verified)

management has or have ? check his sentence grammer? Any other instant dictionary for checking grammer, please help me

by DiCkE (not verified)

ok, so eventually the Mandrake RPMs came around. And as far as I concern you guys are unbelivable, moving along like this and KDE got another killer app(s) like konqi! It's GREAT it's f*kin wonderful being a KDE-Linux user these days!!

In order to get more space for more innovative stuff:

RPM -e netscape, (star)openoffice and whats next;)

Thanks for all your great work!! Lookin forward to the final release, but hey don't rush it your tempo is anything but slow anyways!

by Stuart (not verified)

I'm thrilled to see this release - it's great that Open Source is getting a really powerful and integrated office suite. The only thing that worries me is that the "suite" is at beta 2 and KWord, which to many people will be considered the flagship application, is still listed as "alpha". Not only that, but the release announcement doesn't list ANY changes since beta1 in KWord (just since 1.0, and as far as I could see this was the same list as beta1 had). Is KWord being worked on actively? Will it be "release quality" at the same time as the rest of the suite, or will we see something like "although the suite as a whole is release quality, different components are at different levels of readiness [...] KWord (beta)"?

Mostly I'm concerned because a high-quality word processor is my biggest office-suite need right now, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this.


by not me (not verified)

"the release announcement doesn't list ANY changes since beta1 in KWord"

You misread! All those changes listed in the release were NOT from KWord 1.0 but they were in fact changes from beta1! Considering that beta1 wasn't very long ago, I'd say that KWord development is very active.

I haven't been able to download it yet, but I'm looking forward to the GUI redesign - the screen always seemed cluttered when I was working in KWord.

by john (not verified)

I look at the developer list and cvs now and then and it seems like Kword is getting a lot of attention. They have been doing a lot of work rewriting the thing it seems... KWord was originally written by Mosfet almost as a programming exercise to learn C++ and had a lot of bad code.

by gis (not verified)

Not Mosfet, but Reggie.

by Haakon Nilsen (not verified)

When starting the kivio that came with the mandrake rpm's, i get this (console) message:

koffice (lib kofficecore): ERROR: Couldn't find the native MimeType in kivio's desktop file. Check your installation !

...and it doesn't start. what can i do?

(Mandrake 8.0)

by PiggZ (not verified)

Same here, but i compiled from source, took bloody ages, about 4-5 hours on my k62 400 (maybe thats the reason ;) )

ANy suggestion appreciated

by David Faure (not verified)

Did you remove the standalone kivio package ? Now that kivio is part of KOffice, you have to remove the old one.
If this doesn't help, mail me and I'll send you a shellscript that checks for this problem.

by nothingman (not verified)

I've run your script and the result is :

Found: /home/fabio/.kde/share/applnk-mdk/Office/kivio.desktop... ok, this is a KOfficePart
Native mimetype :

Now looking by filename

Looking under applnk dir: /home/fabio/.kde/share/applnk-mdk/
Found: /home/fabio/.kde/share/applnk-mdk/Office/kword.desktop... ok, this is a KOfficePart
Native mimetype : X-KDE-NativeMimeType=application/x-kword
Looking under applnk dir: /usr/share/applnk-mdk/
Found: /usr/share/applnk-mdk/Office/kword.desktop... ok, this is a KOfficePart
Native mimetype : X-KDE-NativeMimeType=application/x-kword
***** Native mimetype not found !
/home/fabio/.kde/share/applnk-mdk/ /usr/share/applnk-mdk/

Service Types dir /home/fabio/.kde/share/servicetypes/
Service Types dir /usr/share/servicetypes/
Found /usr/share/servicetypes/kofficepart.desktop
I don't understand which mime-type is missing.


by alevp (not verified)

I had the same problem starting kivio. What I found somewhere else and solved my problem is the following:

Apparently the problem is that it is expecting some shared libraries to be on the folder applnk-mdk instead of the applnk alone.
The way i found what the path was for my case is with the command

kde-config --path apps

What I did was to copy everything at the folder /usr/share/applnk to the /usr/share/applnk-mdk (I had to create it before)

by John Dailey (not verified)

I had this problem once...someone eventually suggested I run the program "kbuildsycoca". It worked. I have no idea if that will help (that was on KDE 2.0), and I'm not real clear on what that program does but you can try it.

Just run it as root. I think it does something with a database of mime types. Maybe someone who knows what they're talking about can clarify. :-)

John Dailey
[email protected]

by nmt (not verified)

Maybe this info can to help you:


kde uses a database called sycoca (System Configuration Cache) for looking up static system configuration information.

kbuildsycoca creates/updates this database.

[email protected]

by nothingman (not verified)

In every version of koffice that I try, I can run kivio for the same Mime-type problem :(((

by Göran Jartin (not verified)

A general observation:
The 1.1 Beta2 surely must be one of the most impressive software upgrades ever.
The 1.0 was TERRIBLE! Now, all of a sudden, ithe program is very stable, and you get a feeling of how it was conceived in the first place.
As a professional writer, see that this will be a thoroughly useable tool within the year, maybe with the official 1.1 release. It's awesome!