Final KOffice alpha out – onto beta
The KOffice development team yesterday released the tenth and final alpha release of the KOffice 2.0 office suite.
KOffice will enter feature freeze in the next two weeks and the next release will be a beta one. Not to be rushed, however, the development team says in its announcement that it is “committed to releasing as many betas as is necessary before declaring Release Candidate status for KOffice 2.0”.
The tenth alpha release of KOffice 2.0 include all of the work done by the Google Summer of Code students. These improvements include 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 a working presentation view for KPresenter, a new style docker in KWord for page and paragraph styles and a style docker that handles the colours, patterns and gradients of shapes in a uniform way.
Full details of improvements in this release of KOffice 2.0 can be found in the release announcement.