[dot] KOffice Releases 10th Alpha of KOffice 2.0

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Fri Aug 29 01:36:59 CEST 2008

URL: http://dot.kde.org/1219966353/

From: Boudewijn Rempt <boud at valdyas.org>

Date: Thursday 28/Aug/2008, @16:32

KOffice Releases 10th Alpha of KOffice 2.0

   from the
it-may-take-a-year-but-if-that's-what-it-takes-it's-what-it-takes dept.
   The KOffice [http://koffice.kde.org/] team, developers, students,
packagers and bug reporters have prepared the final Alpha release of
KOffice 2.0: KOffice 2.0 Alpha 10. KOffice will enter feature freeze in
two weeks, so the next release will be the first Beta. And we are
committed to releasing as many Beta's as is necessary before declaring
Release Candidate status for KOffice 2.0. Read on for more details.

     This Alpha release contains all the work done by the Google Summer
of Code students [http://dot.kde.org/1219663347/]. Remember, these are:
a bristle-based brush engine for Krita, a calligraphy tool for Karbon
(which is available in all applications), a quantum leap in KWord ODF
support, especially for styles, lists, page styles, a .doc to .odt
conversion filter, a .kpr to .odp conversion filter, the presentation
view for KPresenter, and the Kexi web forms feature...

     Other highlights of this release are:

    * Presentation view for KPresenter now working
    * A new style docker in KWord for page and paragraph styles
    * A new shape style docker that handles the colors, patterns and
      gradients of shapes in a uniform way.
    * Many bug fixes in Krita (note: Krita's filter handling got
      inadvertently broken just before tagging. It's repaired by now,
      but the fix is not in Alpha 10)

     As well as many bug fixes, stability improvements and ODF
compliance, there are improvements all over KOffice.

     Please go to the announcement
[http://www.koffice.org/announcements/announce-2.0alpha10.php] for more
information, the Changelog
[http://www.koffice.org/announcements/changelog-2.0-alpha10.php] for a
list of all the changes the developers could remember, the Visual
for screenshots and the Release notes
[http://www.koffice.org/releases/2.0alpha10-release.php] for download

     And in the meantime, enjoy this screenshot of artwork done in Krita
by the French artist Enkhitan:

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