January 15, 2015

Calligra 2.9 Beta 2 Released

We are happy to announce the second beta release in 2.9 series of Calligra Suite for you to test. We are focusing on fixing issues including those that you’d report so please continue to work with us. The next beta (3) is expected in February 2015.

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This time Kexi, Krita and Sheets improved most. After eliminating of all remaining dependencies on Qt 3, Calligra is now a fully Qt 4-based software, what forms a path to a Qt 5-based series.

New Features and Improvements in This Release

Kexi - Visual Database Applications Builder

New table view in Kexi 2.9 New table view in Kexi 2.9 Most importantly, tabular views (data grids) have finally been ported from Qt 3 to Qt 4, what took over 6 months of regular work.

Krita - Digital Painting for Artists

Multiple document support in Krita 2.9 Multiple document support in Krita 2.9

Calligra Plan - Project Management

Calligra Sheets - The Spreadsheet

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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.

(Some Calligra apps need new maintainers, you can become one, it’s fun!)

How and Why to Support Calligra?

Calligra apps may be totally free, but their development is costly. Power, hardware, office space, internet access, travelling 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.