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KOffice frozen for KOffice 1.1 Beta 1

Apr 13, 2001, 13:59 (29 Talkback[s])

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Subject: KOffice frozen for KOffice 1.1 Beta 1
From: David Faure 

As of yesterday :), the koffice module is half-frozen: no new features to
be checked in, bugfixes commits only.
The plan is to package it as koffice-1.1-beta1 on Wednesday 18.

Below is a summary of the release schedule available at
http://developer.kde.org/development-versions/koffice-1.1-release-plan.html

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KOffice 1.1 Release Plan

The following is the outline for our KOffice 1.1 release schedule.
The 1.1 release will come with major improvements in the following areas: 

- Many features added to KSpread and KPresenter
- Improve speed and usability of KIllustrator
- Rewrite of KWord, now using Qt's richtext engine
- Much improved mathematical formula support
- Addition of Kivio (Flowcharting program)
- Addition of Kugar (Database report creation)
- Many new filters: Applixware import, Abiword import, RTF, Docbook export, 
LaTeX export, etc.
- Improvements to the existing filters, especially the MSOffice import filters

KOffice 1.1 will be released independently from KDE 2.2. 

KOffice 1.1 Beta 1
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Thursday April 12

KOffice is temporarily frozen : bugfix commits only.

Wednesday April 18

Tarballs are made out of KOffice, for KOffice 1.1 Beta 1
 They are made public immediately, and given to packagers for creation of 
binary packages. KOffice is open for commits again.

Monday April 23

Announce KOffice 1.1 Beta 1.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which version of Qt is required ?

Qt 2.2.4 or later

Which version of kdelibs is required ?

kdelibs 2.1.2 will be required by the final KOffice 1.1. 

kdelibs 2.1 and 2.1.1 will work too, but lead to bugs when using the font 
anti-aliasing, and to crashes when splitting views. You've been warned :) 

Using kdelibs-2.2-beta when compiling koffice gives access to a few 
additional features, such as improved printing support (kdeprint) and a 
scanner plugin. This is not required.

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Still to be determined : 

* should Krayon be part of KOffice-1.1 ?
Any Krayon developer around ? :)

* is there any plans for an application which creates the XML templates
used by Kugar ? As it is now, this application isn't very user friendly (IMHO)

-- 
David FAURE, david@mandrakesoft.com, faure@kde.org

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