"The KDE Project today announced the release of KOffice version
2.0 Beta 1, the first beta version of the upcoming version 2.0.
"Over the last few years, the KOffice team has reworked the
framework into an agile and flexible codebase. Our intention was to
increase integration between the components of KOffice, decreasing
duplication of functionality and easing maintenance and development
of new features. Furthermore, new approaches to UI design and
interacting with the user have been implemented to support the new
"The goal of this release is to gather feedback from both users
and developers on the new UI and underlying infrastructure. This
will allow us to release a basically usable 2.0 release,
demonstrating our vision for the future of the Digital Office to a
larger audience and attract new contributions both in terms of code
and ideas for improvements.
"This is the first beta release of KOffice 2.0, and the first
version we encourage users to download and try out. After a very
long development cycle KOffice is now in feature freeze. The
development team will from now on shift focus from new features to
bug fixes until 2.0 is released."