"The KDE Project [has] announced the immediate release of
KOffice 1.2beta1, the first preview release for KOffice 1.2,
scheduled for release this September. KOffice is an integrated
office suite for KDE which utilizes free and open standards for its
document formats, component communication and component embedding.
This release is principally a public testing and developer
solicitation release (more help is welcome!).
"This release includes a frame-based, full-featured word
processor (KWord); a presentation application; (KPresenter); a
spreadsheet application; (KSpread); a flowchart application;
(Kivio); business quality reporting software; (Kugar); and two
vector-drawing applications (alpha) (Kontour and Karbon14).
Additionally, KOffice includes robust embeddable charts (KChart)
and formulas (KFormula) as well as a built-in thesaurus
(KThesaurus) and numerous import and export filters. KOffice
1.2beta1 is available only in English; translations are expected to
have caught up by the next beta release.
"KOffice 1.2beta1 complements the release of KDE 3.0 late last