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KOffice.org: KDE Ships Second Beta Test Release of Free Integrated Office Suite

Jun 27, 2002, 16:00 (20 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Richard J. Moore for this link. ]

"The KDE Project today announced the immediate release of KOffice 1.2beta2, the second beta preview release for KOffice 1.2, scheduled for release this August. KOffice is an integrated office suite for KDE, the leading desktop for Linux. KOffice 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, which is available in 56 languages, 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 1.2beta2 complements the release of KDE 3.01, last month. KDE is an international, powerful and easy-to-use Internet-enabled desktop for Linux and other UNIXes, and together with KOffice constitutes the only Open Source project to provide a complete desktop and productivity environment for Linux/UNIX..."

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