Calligra 2.8.7 Released

This supplementary release 2.8.7 marks the end of Calligra Suite, and Calligra Active 2.8 series. If you update to 2.8.7 (and you should), you’ll receive over 20 improvements, mostly in Kexi and Krita.

We are also glad to note that this release contains first contributions from Roman Shtemberko to Kexi app. Welcome on board!

Issues Fixed in This Release

General

  • Fix endless loop in text rendering.
  • Add workaround for loading markers with old and broken path. (details)

Kexi – Visual Database Applications Builder

  • General:
    • Improve main menu widget for QtCurve style.
    • Display "git" version in application’s About box.
    • Fix for Mac OS X build.
    • Fix position of the Calligra logo based on height of the main menu. (bug 340767)
    • Ask for password if needed when Test Connection button is clicked in Kexi. (details)
    • Fix checking for file overwriting on file creation. (details)
    • Fix a few memory leaks and uninitialized variables.
    • Make the main tabbed toolbar more modern, make it work better with more styles (including KDE’s next style Breeze)
  • Forms:
    • Hide some form unnecessary widget properties in Property Editor. (bug 339246)
    • Fix handling of Ctrl+PageUp/PageDown shortcuts in forms. (bug 338663)
  • Reports:
    • Add possibility of creating Kexi reports elements no matter where mouse was pressed and where it was released. Also avoid setting too small size of elements and drawing them outside of the report area. (bug 334967)
    • Fix bug in report toolbox: first element after separator did not function as on/off.
    • Fix old regression: reintroduce report chart plugin (link)
    • Improve UX of Report Designer: better styling of section titles: colors, icons, size; draw them in inactive color when focus is out; switch between sections also when titles are clicked or sections resized.
    • Fix width of ruler in “Detail” section of the Report Designer. (bug 338942)

Krita – Creative Sketching & Painting App

  • Fix saving the composed image in PSD files. The composed image data in Photoshop should be pre-filled with white. (bugs 333300, 333322)
  • Read dates in Krita RSS feed also on systems with non-english locale.

Calligra Plan – Project Management App

  • Ensure timely order of time intervals of a calendar day. (bug 339840)
  • Set current schedule also to all team members. Also fixes crash on calculating a schedule when a task is assigned to a team. (bug 325319)

Calligra Words – Word Processor

  • Render thumbnails optionally like for print (fixes file thumbnails).

Try It Out

What’s Next and How to Help?

We’re approaching the era of 2.9 to be released in early 2015. It will be followed by Calligra 3.0 based on new technologies later in 2015.

You can meet us to share your thoughts or offer your support on general Calligra forums or dedicated Kexi or Krita forums. Many improvements are only possible thanks to the fact that we’re working together within the awesome community.

(if you’d like to maintain entire app, Karbon and Plan need new maintainers)

How and Why to Support Calligra?

Calligra apps may be totally free, but their development is costly. Power, hardware, office space, internet access, traveling for meetings – everything costs. Direct donation is the easiest and fastest way to efficiently support your favourite applications. Everyone, regardless of any degree of involvement can do so. You can choose to:

About Calligra

Calligra Suite is a graphic art and office suite developed by the KDE community. It is available for desktop PCs, tablet computers, and smartphones. It contains applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, databases, vector graphics, and digital painting. See more information at the website http://www.calligra.org.

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2 Responses to Calligra 2.8.7 Released

  1. j.d.Prueitt says:

    The reason I’m using Caligra Words right now is that Libre writer bombed BADLY for writing a long novel. After some hundreds of pages are entered the save function craps out and refuses to save edits. Is Words okay to write a novel in? I just need to save it as a single file in HTML to convert it to a Kindle Ebook. Any answer will be appreciated.

  2. boemann says:

    I don’t think it will fare all that great with hundreds of pages to be honest. Meaning we have reports of it being sluggish