Calligra Announces Fourth Snapshot Release

The Calligra Application Suite team is releasing the fourth step towards its first full release: the fourth snapshot release. Following hot on the heels of last month’s snapshot, this release contains improvements everywhere, and after all the work on the engine, now the applications themselves are getting tender loving care as well.

Get It

The source code of the snapshot is available for download: calligra-2.3.74.tar.bz2

Ubuntu

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

Arch Linux provides Calligra packages in the [kde-unstable] repository.

Fedora

Fedora is working on packages and expects them to be available within the next two weeks.

OpenSuse

There are OpenSUSE Calligra packages in the unstable playground repository.

FreeBSD

Calligra ports are available in Area51.

Windows and OSX

Work has started on a Windows package of the Calligra Application Suite but we are not done yet, so for a Windows build, you will have to wait. We would welcome volunteers who want to build the Calligra Suite on OSX.

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9 Responses to Calligra Announces Fourth Snapshot Release

  1. Cae says:

    Any info on installation packages for Debian?

  2. Marcos says:

    Gentoo ebuilds are in Portage almost a week ago.

  3. Jon says:

    Just curious, does “Snapshot 4” also mean “Alpha 4”?

    And the suite looks better and better, BTW. I’m starting to use it for more projects already. Thanks and can’t wait for the next one.

  4. jankusanagi says:

    Great! Let’s see if it’s in Archlinux’s [kde-unstable] repo already…
    Previous snapshots were already working quite nicely 🙂

  5. elyawy says:

    calligra-suit looks like a very promising project and i would like to know a few things about it because i can’t test it myself:
    1.are going to focus also on right to left languages support?
    2.does the support for Microsoft-office documents also work with complex formatting without deforming the style of the original document?
    3.will there be an option to only download and install one application that is in the suit without the other ones?
    if these will be a reality i would use calligra for sure.
    i would really like to have a snapshot for Mac OS X but i don’t know programming , what do i need to learn to build the Calligra Suite on OSX?

    thank you very much in advance.

    • Cyrille Berger says:

      1. right to left should be supported, but since most developers are native left to right, most of the testing is done with that mode, and we would welcome user testing of right to left and bug reporting for that.
      2. The support Microsoft-office documents works with complex formatting, but it is not perfect, and here again, bug reporting with test documents is very much welcome
      3. We don’t provide binaries for calligra, only source code. So this is more a problem to be addressed by the packagers, for instance, most linux distributions make it possible to download and install only one application, similary, the people working on the windows installer intends to offer single download.

      As for Mac OSX, no one has try to build calligra for it in more than a year or two, so it is very unlikely that it will compile and run, without some serious fixing of the code.

  6. burak says:

    This is not the right place for this, but if you have something like “Insert Comment” as in LibreOffice, please do not make the same ridiculous mistake and automatically highlight the text when a comment is inserted. LibreOffice doesn’t have this basic feature and so makes collaborating impossible.

    Someone (using MS Word) sends you back your text with some inserted comments and (s)he says in the comments “Delete this” or “This is not true” etc., but all you see in LibreOffice is an arrow pointing the beginning or ending of a word. Now which part to “delete” or which part is “not true”? Just that last word or the last three ones or the whole sentence or whole paragraph up to that word or…? Epic imbecility!