Linked by Elv13 on Tue 7th Dec 2010 22:19 UTC
KDE "The KDE community today announces the start of the Calligra Suite project, a continuation of the KOffice project. The new name reflects the wider value of the KOffice technology platform beyond just desktop office applications. With a new name for the Suite and new names for the productivity applications, the Calligra community welcomes a new stage in the development of free productivity and creativity applications for desktop and mobile devices."
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RE[3]: Gut so!
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 00:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Gut so!"
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"People seems to overlook the real motives behind the new name. The new name is due to conflicts between the KOffice team, so Calligra is mostly a fork of KOffice.
Well, since Calligra Office takes with it all of the code and all but one of the former maintainers (only the former Kword maintainer is not part of calligra Office), then it follows that Calligra Office is not the fork ... rather anything else is the fork. "

Calligra and the Past
Nearly everyone in the KOffice community has joined together to make this move. Leaving the past behind us, we are excited at this opportunity to make our software more innovative and widely-used. At the same time that the Calligra project is created, we will move from Subversion to Git, making it an even better platform for innovation in the free office space.

Calligra and KDE
KDE is one of the largest open source communities in the world. KDE software is one of only two projects that has reached a million commits in their repositories (the other is Apache).

KDE publishes several workspaces (Plasma Desktop, Plasma Netbook and soon Plasma Mobile), a development platform, and many sets of applications like the KDE EDU applications, KDE games, Amarok and K3b.

KOffice has always been part of the larger KDE community. Calligra will continue to use the KDE infrastructure such as bugtracker, forums, and community wikis. The Calligra team is very much a part of the KDE community and proud of it. The applications we develop will continue to be KDE offerings.

This is as announced on the website.

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