Calligra Words mission statement and roadmap (1st draft)

Sebastian Sauer mail at
Tue Nov 15 02:59:05 UTC 2011

On 11/14/2011 10:13 PM, Jaroslaw Staniek wrote:
> On 14 November 2011 21:30, Sebastian Sauer<mail at>  wrote:
>> On 11/14/2011 01:51 PM, Pierre Stirnweiss wrote:
>> Background: I indeed think that is a rather important feature
>> cause it's the only way to get content into a document that
>> can be in a centralized way edited/updated. Means you for
>> example a document describing the features of Calligra as
>> released and then add a user-variable field for the
>> version-number (e.g. 2.5 in our case). Then in some months
>> if the document is updated to reflect what 2.6 is about
>> someone only need to change the content of the
>> calligra-version variable and voila. The alternate is to find+
>> replace for "2.5" manually which is error-prune.
>> Do you mean that the only difference between a 2.5 and 2.6 release
>> announcement would be the release number????
>> No, that was an example. Think of a document where you list
>> all changes done between the 2.x versions. Then you can just
>> add a new chapter for a new version that includes the changes
>> done in e.g. 2.6, change the version-uservariables from 2.5 to
>> 2.6 and have text like "The last version of Calligra is [2.6]" or
>> "Last release on [2011-12-24]" auto-updated.
>> Other examples could be a reference-number in an
>> invoice or a postal code, city-name, etc. pp.
> Looks like a task for ODT report generator out of database with simple
> GROUP BY and SORT and/or WHERE clauses. All in the background of
> course, user only clicks ~twice ;)

Except that 1) they are defined in the ODF-specs what makes
them more  portable across different ODF consumers
and producers then something own and 2) the solution isn't
really designed to deal with large data-sets.

I guess something like a report generator is more a
one-time action like mail merge.

> With QtScript API for some CalligraLibs (in my TODO) features like
> this would be even made available independently of Calligra releases!
Yes. See my reply to Adam :)

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