a KDE tool for generating business
quality reports which can be viewed and printed. It includes a
standalone report viewer and a KPart report viewer. The latter
means that any KDE application can embed the report viewing
functionality and that reports can be viewed using the Konqueror
Kugar works by merging application generated data with a
template to produce the final report. Both the data and the
template are specified using XML. This approach means that
applications only need worry about generating the data itself. A
template can be referenced via a URL which allows businesses to
create a centrally managed template library.
Kugar was originally known as Metaphrast from Mutiney Bay
Software. We had identified it as a possible reporting tool for our
personal finance package Kapital, and Mutiney Bay
said we could take over the project, which we did and now would
like to make the project generally available in KOffice so that future developers can
rely on a reporting tool for their applications.
Kugar is a 1.0 release and all the current functions work, but
it could use the addition of a Template Designer and more charting
widgets to make it even more useful.