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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Gut so!
by churlish_Helmut on Tue 7th Dec 2010 22:43 UTC
churlish_Helmut
Member since:
2010-04-12

Yeah, seems to be some sort of a smart decision. Really, the Name "KOffice" ist boring, and no one is proud of saying "Im using Kay-Office" (or pronounced Koffice?)

Well, the most important thing is, that they try to improve the Suite, and that is great. Really. I mean, KDE SC wants to be a big Player in Desktop, Office and Buisness... And with all the effort, they are going to be one.

At least in my dreams ;)

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RE: Gut so!
by Hiev on Tue 7th Dec 2010 22:58 in reply to "Gut so!"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

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.

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RE[2]: Gut so!
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Dec 2010 23:29 in reply to "RE: Gut so!"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

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.

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RE[2]: Gut so!
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 00:25 in reply to "RE: Gut so!"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

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.


Hold the phone: here is another article which tends to back up your point calling Calligra the fork:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODg4NQ
Aaron Siego that actually goes into detail on the KOffice to Calligra situation. "So, let's start with some facts: KOffice has experienced an internal fork and in the process has been renamed "Calligra". The fork itself came about through unresolved differences between a member of the KOffice team and the rest of the members over how to manage both long term targets and day-to-day development.


I still don't get how the group withh all but one of the developers gets to be considered the "fork", but there it is. Aaron Siego of KDE has apparently called Calligra the fork.

However, having noted that, Aaron also says:
To call a one person schism a fork may seem a bit overly dramatic


Too right, it is indeed overly dramatic IMO.

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RE: Gut so!
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 00:02 in reply to "Gut so!"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Yeah, seems to be some sort of a smart decision. Really, the Name "KOffice" ist boring, and no one is proud of saying "Im using Kay-Office" (or pronounced Koffice?) Well, the most important thing is, that they try to improve the Suite, and that is great. Really. I mean, KDE SC wants to be a big Player in Desktop, Office and Buisness... And with all the effort, they are going to be one. At least in my dreams ;)


Calligra Office also has a variant called FreOffice which is claimed to be the only freedom software Office suite available for mobiles and handhelds.

Since it is based on Qt, it might be constrained to use with Meego, rather than Android. That might be enough to prevent Calligra Office from ever becoming a "big player" in any sense.

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RE[2]: Gut so!
by No it isnt on Wed 8th Dec 2010 00:22 in reply to "RE: Gut so!"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Prevent? Surely Nokia still has a fair portion of the market. Oh, and Symbian also has Qt support.

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