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: Kalligra?
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Dec 2010 23:39 UTC in reply to "Kalligra?"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

What??? Calligra??? You mean Kalligra, of course. ;) Next step will be to rename KDE to CDE.


They managed to get rid of all but three of the knames. Krita, Karbon and Kexi still have their old knames. Thankfully the new names are not cnames, or winnames, or gnames or iNames.

The Calligra Suite contains the following applications:

Productivity applications:
- Words Word processor; new, but evolved from KWord
- Tables Spreadsheet program, previously known as KSpread
- Stage Presentation program, previously known as KPresenter
- Flow Flowchart program, previously known as Kivio (will be released in the next version)
- Kexi Database application like Microsoft Access
Management applications:
- Plan Project management, previously known as KPlato
Graphics applications:
- Krita Drawing application for multi-layered pixel-based images
- Karbon Drawing application for multi-layered vector images


Edited 2010-12-07 23:41 UTC

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RE[2]: Kalligra?
by google_ninja on Wed 8th Dec 2010 04:00 in reply to "RE: Kalligra?"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

KSpread sounds vaguely dirty

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RE[2]: Kalligra?
by Luminair on Wed 8th Dec 2010 07:09 in reply to "RE: Kalligra?"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

> - Stage Presentation program, previously known as KPresenter

Did they hire a Microsoft dropout? I don't like some of these names.

CLIPPY AND VISTA STRIKE BACK

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RE[2]: Kalligra?
by Troels on Wed 8th Dec 2010 07:52 in reply to "RE: Kalligra?"
Troels Member since:
2005-07-11

Wee, names that are so generic that they have zero branding value and are impossible to google, way to go :-(

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RE[3]: Kalligra?
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 09:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Kalligra?"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Wee, names that are so generic that they have zero branding value and are impossible to google, way to go :-(


What is difficult about entering the search term "Calligra Words"?

Try it. The search results are very precise.

This is the top result:
http://www.calligra-suite.org/words/

Spot on.

Edited 2010-12-08 09:47 UTC

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RE[3]: Kalligra?
by SilentStorm on Wed 8th Dec 2010 15:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Kalligra?"
SilentStorm Member since:
2006-09-22

Yes. Word (Windows) is generic too, also Pages (Mac) is generic.

People love generic names and they sound modern. This is why they're chosen so widely.

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