The Calligra team is proud and pleased to announce the beta release of version 2.6 of the Calligra Suite. This means that the calligra/2.6 branch has been created and from now on Calligra 2.6 will only see bufixes but no new features. The final release of 2.6 is planned within a month.
News in This Release
As expected, this release has a number of new features that were not ready in time for the alpha release. Here are some of the most important ones:
Plan, the project management application, has updated scheduling information, improved scheduling granularity, improved performance charts, improved project creation, improved usability in the report generator and many bug fixes.
In Kexi, the visual database creator, overwriting objects with the same name is now possible. See community.kde.org for complete list of changes.
There are two general improvements in handling of the Open Document format: Calligra will now load and save 3D shapes and annotations. This means better interoperability with other office applications.
Finally Calligra Active, the tablet version of Calligra, has new preview for text documents, a new text search feature for all 3 document formats, support for translations, a simplified UI and a few bugfixes.
Try It Out
The source code of the snapshot is available for download: calligra-2.5.91.tar.bz2. Alternatively, you can download binaries for many Linux distributions and windows. We are very pleased that version 12.10 of Kubuntu will include Krita and Kexi by default.
About the Calligra Suite
The Calligra Suite is part of the applications from the KDE community. See more information at the website http://www.calligra.org/.