Linked by lemur2 on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 22:30 UTC
Features, Office The Calligra Office Suite has announced its second snapshot release. The project, which is a fork of KOffice, is building a suite of productivity and creativity applications and is working towards its first formal end-user release due in October. The project is seeking feedback from end users particularly in the area of usability of the GUI. With this snapshot Calligra Office Words is claiming better compatibility with .docx than LibreOffice, and also claims to be approaching the best compatibility with legacy .doc formats.
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This really needs a Windows release. The benefits would be significant - real competition on the Windows desktop. Also a web accessible online "cloud" webapp would be great too .. and because of the modular nature and "engine" this should be do-able.

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The answer seems to be that Calligra has dependencies on Qt and on kdelibs but not on the KDE Plasma desktop itself. Porting to other platforms is therefore possible, but it would involve quite a bit more work than porting an application that depended only on Qt. Significant parts of kdelibs would have to be re-implemented for the other platform.

Apparently there is only a very small team (perhaps one or two people) working on it. Don't expect it to happen real soon.

Edited 2011-06-24 03:31 UTC

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