Calligra 2.6.1 Released
February 20, 2013
The Calligra team has released version 2.6.1, the first bugfix release of the Calligra Suite, and Calligra Active. This release contains a number of important bug fixes to 2.6.0 and we recommend everybody to update.
Bugfixes in This Release
Here is an overview of the most important fixes that are in 2.6.1. There are several others that are not mentioned here. Since this release is very close to the big release of 2.6.0 the development team has concentrated on crash bugs and other serious bugs potentially leading to data loss.
- Fixes for several different crashes. See for instance bugs 314676, 314747
- Several new or improved icons for different applications.
- General look and feel on Windows improved by hardcoding the theme.
- A new filter for the MOBI ebook format was released with 2.6.1. This filter was scheduled for 2.6.0 but was withheld because of some bugs that were discovered late in the release cycle.
- Much improvement in exporting tables in the HTML export filter.
- Fix options in the CSV export dialog (bug 314766)
Try It Out
- The source code is available for download: calligra-2.6.1.tar.bz2. As far as we are aware, the following distributions package Calligra 2.6. This information will be updated when we get more details. In addition, many distributions will package and ship Calligra 2.6 as part of their standard set of applications.
- In Chakra Linux, Calligra is the default office suite so you don’t have to do anything at all to try out Calligra. Chakra aims to be a showcase Linux for the “Elegance of the Plasma Desktop” and other KDE software.
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
You can run these packages by adding /opt/project-neon/bin to your PATH.
- Arch Linux provides Calligra packages in the [kde-unstable] repository.
- Fedora packages are available in the rawhide development repository (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Rawhide), and unofficial builds are available for prior releases from kde-unstable repository at http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/ .
- There are OpenSUSE Calligra packages in the unstable playground repository.
- Calligra FreeBSD ports are available in Area51.
- MS Windows packages will be available from KO GmbH. For download of Windows binaries, use the download page.
- Mac OS X: We would welcome volunteers who want to build and publish packages for the Calligra Suite on OS X. There are some first attempts
Calligra is part of the applications from the KDE community. See more information at the website http://www.calligra.org/.