The KOffice team yesterday announced the release of KOffice 1.2 rc1. It marks the last test release before
KOffice 1.2, scheduled for early next month, hits the Net.
Highlights since last month's beta2 release include a substantial number
of fixes and stability and performance enhancements, including important
corrections to the KWord and KPresenter WYSIWYG display, It also features new
read-only Konqueror plugins for
each KOffice component, a new WordPerfect export filter for KWord, and
improvements to the KWord RTF import filter. You can view a more detailed
of changes at the KOffice website, head straight to the
directory, or read the release announcement below.
DATELINE AUGUST 9, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KDE Ships Release Candidate of Free Integrated Office Suite
Konqueror Read-Only Embedding, WordPerfect Export Filter and Improved
Stability Highlight KOffice Release Candidate for Linux and Other
August 9, 2002 (The INTERNET).
The KDE Project today announced the
immediate release of
KOffice 1.2rc1, the third
preview release for KOffice 1.2,
for final release early next month. KOffice is an integrated office suite for
KDE, the leading desktop for Linux. KOffice utilizes free and open
standards for its document formats, component communication and component
This release is a public testing release to resolve any
remaining stability issues prior to the final release next month.
Besides a substantial number of fixes and stability and performance
enhancements since the KOffice beta2 release last month, including
important corrections to the KWord and KPresenter WYSIWYG display,
KOffice 1.2rc1 features new read-only
Konqueror plugins for
each KOffice component, a new WordPerfect export filter for KWord, and
improvements to the KWord RTF import filter.
A more detailed
of changes and notes about
the release are available at the KOffice
This release, available in
a frame-based, full-featured word processor
a presentation application
a spreadsheet application
a flowchart application
business quality reporting software
and two alpha-quality vector-drawing applications
Additionally, KOffice includes robust embeddable charts
as well as a built-in thesaurus (KThesaurus)
and numerous import and export
KOffice 1.2rc1 complements the release of
last month. KDE is an international, powerful and easy-to-use
Internet-enabled desktop for Linux and other UNIXes, and together with
KOffice constitutes the only Open Source project to provide a complete
desktop and productivity environment for Linux/UNIX.
Installing KOffice 1.2rc1 Binary Packages
Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of
KDE 3.0 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases
community volunteers have done so.
Some of these binary packages are available for free download from KDE's
Additional binary packages, as well as updates to the packages now
available, may become available over the coming weeks.
Please note that the KDE Project makes these packages available from the
KDE web site as a convenience to KDE users. The KDE Project is not
responsible for these packages as they are provided by third
parties - typically, but not always, the distributor of the relevant
distribution - using tools, compilers, library versions and quality
assurance procedures over which KDE exercises no control. If you
cannot find a binary package for your OS, or you are displeased with
the quality of binary packages available for your system, please read
the KDE Binary Package
Policy and/or contact your OS vendor.
Library Requirements / Options.
The library requirements for a particular binary package vary with the
system on which the package was compiled. Please bear in mind that
some binary packages may require a newer version of Qt and other libraries
than was shipped with the system (e.g., LinuxDistro X.Y
may have shipped with Qt-3.0.0 but the packages below may require
Qt-3.0.3). For general library requirements for KDE, please see the text at
Source Code - Library
At the time of this release, pre-compiled packages are available for:
- 8.0: Intel i386
- Mandrake Linux:
- RedHat Linux
- SuSE Linux:
Please check the servers periodically for pre-compiled packages for other
distributions. More binary packages may become available over the
coming days and weeks.
Compiling KOffice 1.2rc1
kdelibs 3.0, though kdelibs 3.0.2 is recommend. Both release can be
downloaded following the instructions in the respective press releases
at the KDE website. For more information on these kdelibs releases, please
see the KDE
3.0 press release.
Qt 3.0.3, which is available in source code from Trolltech as
qt-x11-3.0.3.tar.gz, or later.
For reading help pages and other KOffice documentation,
libxml2 >= 2.4.9 and
libxslt >= 1.0.7.
Please note that some components of
KOffice 1.2rc1 (such as the Quattro Pro import filter
and KChart) will not
compile with older versions of gcc/egcs,
such as egcs-1.1.2 or gcc-2.7.2. At a minimum gcc-2.95-* is required.
The complete source code for KOffice 1.2rc1 is available for free download
via one of the KDE
or ftp mirrors.
Additionally, source rpms are available for the following distributions:
For further instructions on compiling and installing KOffice, please consult
the KOffice installation
problems with SRPMs, please contact the person listed in the applicable
Corporate KOffice Sponsors
Besides the valuable and excellent efforts by the
themselves, significant support for KOffice development has been provided by
MandrakeSoft (which sponsors
KOffice developers David
Faure and Laurent Montel),
theKompany.com (which has
contributed Kivio and Kugar to KOffice), and
Datakonsult AB (which has contributed KChart to KOffice). In addition,
the members of the KDE League,
as well as individual
provide significant support for KDE and KOffice. Thanks!
KOffice is part of the KDE Project.
KDE is an independent project of hundreds of developers, translators,
artists and professionals worldwide collaborating over the Internet
to create and freely distribute a sophisticated, customizable and stable
desktop and office environment employing a flexible, component-based,
network-transparent architecture and offering an outstanding development
platform. KDE provides a stable, mature desktop, a full, component-based
office suite (KOffice), a large
set of networking and administration tools and utilities, and an
efficient, intuitive development environment featuring the excellent IDE
KDevelop. KDE is working proof
that the Open Source "Bazaar-style" software development model can yield
first-rate technologies on par with and superior to even the most complex
Release Coordinator: Thanks to
David Faure for
his excellent services as release coordinator.
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