"The KDE Project today announced the immediate release of
KOffice 1.3beta1, the first preview release for KOffice 1.3,
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, which is available in 40 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); an integrated database client (alpha) (Kexi); and a
vector-drawing application (alpha) (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 1.3beta1 complements the release of KDE 3.1.1 last
month. KDE is a 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..."