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[2]: Gut so!
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 00:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Gut so!"
lemur2
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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[3]: Gut so!
by MamiyaOtaru on Thu 9th Dec 2010 10:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Gut so!"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

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".

Let's rephrase that. KOffice experienced a fork and in the process KOffice has been renamed 'Calligra'". Not "the fork is called Calligra". "KOffice has been renamed Calligra".


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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wat? Fork in this case refers to the branching of the codebase. KOffice forked. He's not in that instance calling one of the results "the" fork. He's saying having everyone but one agreeing barely counts as a fork, but it nevertheless is. There was a split. A fork happened. This is not the same as saying Calligra IS the fork. It is one of the results of the fork.

Edited 2010-12-09 10:03 UTC

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