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LinuxPR: KDE and KOffice to get Visio style application

Aug 29, 2000, 17:13 (6 Talkback[s])


", a leading producer of Linux developer software including the second-tier distribution PowerPlant, is pleased to announce that it has committed direct support and sponsorship for enhancing and improving the Queesio project."

"The Queesio project was intended as a Visio type application for KDE, the author, Dave Marotti was having trouble finding time to finish the project, and we were looking at creating a Visio type product," said Shawn Gordon, president of "Dave is a great guy and very knowledgeable, so we were pleased to work with him on the project. We are doing a major rewrite and converting Queesio to KParts so it can inter operate with the other KOffice applications, because of the extensive changes, the project has been renamed to Kivio and will be hosted on our website. We are pleased to offer our support and know-how to this important part of ongoing Linux application development."

"As a component of the KOffice project, Kivio will also take advantage of the new Python (VeePee) scripting language technology that is being developed by's in-house developer and creator of PyQt/PyKDE, Phil Thompson."

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