The KOffice team, developers, students, packagers and bug reporters have prepared the final Alpha release of KOffice 2.0: KOffice 2.0 Alpha 10. KOffice will enter feature freeze in two weeks, so the next release will be the first Beta. And we are committed to releasing as many Beta's as is necessary before declaring Release Candidate status for KOffice 2.0. Read on for more details.
This Alpha release contains all the work done by the Google Summer of Code students. Remember, these are: a bristle-based brush engine for Krita, a calligraphy tool for Karbon (which is available in all applications), a quantum leap in KWord ODF support, especially for styles, lists, page styles, a .doc to .odt conversion filter, a .kpr to .odp conversion filter, the presentation view for KPresenter, and the Kexi web forms feature...
Other highlights of this release are:
- Presentation view for KPresenter now working
- A new style docker in KWord for page and paragraph styles
- A new shape style docker that handles the colors, patterns and gradients of shapes in a uniform way.
- Many bug fixes in Krita (note: Krita's filter handling got inadvertently broken just before tagging. It's repaired by now, but the fix is not in Alpha 10)
As well as many bug fixes, stability improvements and ODF compliance, there are improvements all over KOffice.
Please go to the announcement for more information, the Changelog for a list of all the changes the developers could remember, the Visual Changelog for screenshots and the Release Notes for download information.
And in the meantime, enjoy this screenshot of artwork done in Krita by the French artist Enkhitan: