Calligra 2.7.4 Released

The Calligra team has released version 2.7.4, the third of the bugfix releases of the Calligra Suite, and Calligra Active in the 2.7 series. This release contains a few important bug fixes to 2.7.3 and we recommend everybody to update.

Bugfixes in This Release

Here is an overview of the most important fixes. There are several others that are not mentioned here.

Krita

  • Fix bug 293708: Cannot paint on duplicated layer
  • Fix bug 288714: Fix layer lock after exposure change
  • Fix bug 325193: Fix crash if there are multiple local selection masks

Kexi

  • Fix bug 325070: Saving new table design for the first time does not clear history of edits

Try It Out

As far as we are aware, the following distributions package Calligra 2.7. This information will be updated when we get more details. In addition, many distributions will package and ship Calligra 2.7 as part of their standard set of applications.

  • In Chakra Linux, Calligra is the default office suite so you don’t have to do anything at all to try out Calligra. Chakra aims to be a showcase Linux for the “Elegance of the Plasma Desktop” and other KDE software.
  • Users of Ubuntu and Kubuntu are urged to try the daily snapshots prepared by Project Neon. Paste the following in a terminal window and you’ll find Calligra installed in /opt:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neon/ppa \
    && sudo apt-get update\
    && sudo apt-get install project-neon-base \
       project-neon-calligra \
       project-neon-calligra-dbg

    You can run these packages by adding /opt/project-neon/bin to your PATH.

  • Arch Linux provides Calligra packages in the [kde-unstable] repository.
  • Fedora packages are available in the rawhide development repository (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Rawhide), and unofficial builds are available for prior releases from kde-unstable repository at http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/ .
  • OpenSUSE Calligra packages for openSUSE 12.3 are available in repository http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/UpdatedApps/openSUSE_12.3/. The latest KDE SC stable release also includes the new stable Calligra.
  • Calligra FreeBSD ports are available in Area51.
  • MS Windows installer will be available from KO GmbH.
  • Mac OS X: We would welcome volunteers who want to build and publish packages for the Calligra Suite on OS X.

About Calligra

Calligra is part of the applications from the KDE community. See more information at the website http://www.calligra.org/.

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7 Responses to Calligra 2.7.4 Released

  1. STiAT says:

    I like the suite, just Words is of no use by now if you use tables – complicated and not very flexible, hard to work with.

    I really hope you can “fix” or rather improve that one day, saw it on your todo list, but seems to be a task not tackled.

  2. JJordan says:

    Hackish feature request: Add a menu item under File to pass the current document to a script

    I know this isn’t the place for feature requests but I thought this might need some discussion. I have been playing with Unoconvert (unoconv) to convert .odt files to .doc so that I can access and edit them on my Android devices. Hopefully someday there will be a viable open document soultion on Android. In the process of doing this I started thinking that this idea might have a much broader application. Unoconv has a lot of capabilities that probably will never be appropriate to include in Calligra, esoteric file formats etc. One of the beauties of Linux is the availability of helper programs to do all kinds of crazy things nearly all of which can be scripted. So, a menu item that allows me to pass the location of the current document to a script would be a graceful way to access all those useful functions that are not appropriate to include in Calligra. For example one of my CS Professors required all home work to be in pdf format, named very specifically and zipped in a file with my name. It would have been nice to be able to call a script to do that automatically from Calligra Words.

    Not everyone is going to need or want this so perhaps a command line switch to turn it on or better yet a default script that simply shows a Kdialog message box telling the user what it is for and where to put the script.

    I have this working less than gracefully by intercepting the mail command and parsing the output to a script that presents a Kdialog menu of things to do with the file, one of which is of course to email it.

    Thanks for some great software!

  3. JJordan says:

    Calligra Users: There is now an Android app that supports .odt natively.

    TextMaker integrates with several cloud storage solutions and supports .odt. Seems to work great with my rather complex test document created in Calligra Words and saved in DropBox. You can even install fonts so that they look right. It’s $5 US but worth it for me. I’m not affiliated with them in any way just want to get the word out about a solution I have been looking for over a year and they don’t seem to be doing a very good job of letting people know they support .odt. Unfortunately their presentation and spreadsheet programs don’t support ODF but if enough people ask they will probably make it a priority.

    Hopefully someday we will have Calligra on Android or Plasma Active mature enough for daily use but until then at least there is finally a .odt solution available.

    -j

  4. Gina says:

    Hi.

    It’s the first time I try Calligra, especially Words, and it seems very promiing, but honestly I don’t think it’s ready for general comsuption, I don’t think is honest to present it as a finished, table and confidable product; I’m sorry to say that it’s very buggy (things stop to work until you reset the program. Other times Words just “vanishes”, disappearing from my computer’s RAM with all the work I’ve done, and wirh Words offers the possibility to open the autosaved document, almost always is impossible because theres some ‘analisis error’ in some line and some column of the document. A disaster, in just a couple of words”) , very lacky (is mpossible to delete styles, you can create a hundred, but if don’t like them you can’t delete!), and design needs some polish (that hugue side panel is very unpractical and uncomfortable, and forces the user to maximize the window, wasting the advantage of modern screens -panoramic- to have two windows one besides the other, improving workflow’s efficiency).

    Excuse me if my commentaries dismotivate you, devs, it’s not my intention; I just want to remark some important deficiencies, and to express that I think is rather imprudent to “advertise” Calligra Words as a finished and confidable product when clearly it is not. Please think that many people use their computers for real work, not for testing stuff and deal with problems. No, that people might lose a lot of work hours if their text processor fails once and again.
    Words is very agile and it’s integration in KDE makes it its natural text processor, but it simply isn’t finished, it needs many more corrections before it can be presented as a real usable tool.

    I don’t know if all the fails I have noticed are Words’ fault, many of them are so flagrant that I’m beginning to think if I have something work in my installation. For example, the spell checker: it just half works. It underlines the wrong and unknown words, but doesn’t offer substitutes, just the option to add them to the dictionary. Is this another incomplete feature or it’s something wrong in my setup? Kmail or Kwrite, do offer me alternatives when I right click on an underlined word, they allow me to do a spell check for all the taxt I’ve written, of course allowing to choose alternatives to substitute the wrong/unknown words they find. Is it really intended that Words is unable to do the same? I don’t see the point if the answer is yes, so perhaps I need to tweak something?

    Thanks and thanks for your work, that I presume isn’t easy.

    • Gina says:

      Excuse my english, my dislexy and my poor typing habilities, hehe.

      Errata (some, probably there are more :-s):
      …present it as a finished, table* and confidable…
      *stable

      …and wirh* Words offers the possibility…
      *when

      …two windows one besides* the other…
      *beside

      …and it’s* integration…
      *its

      …I have something work* in my installation…
      *wrong

      …all the taxt* I’ve written…
      *text

      Regards

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