It's been a long time coming, but KOffice 2.0 has finally arrived. But before you rush off to grab the brand-spanking-new KDE office suite, heed these words from the developers: "This release is mainly aimed at developers, testers and early adopters. It is not aimed at end users, and we do not recommend Linux distributions to package it as the default office suite yet." It looks like the KOffice team have learned some lessons from the KDE 4.0 release - don't make a big deal of a major version number bump if there's still a lot of functionality to be implemented. Changelog summary after the break.
- 'Flake' shapes - simple pictures or complete embeddable charts that can be used in any KOffice app
- GUI better suited to widescreen displays, with more tear-off toolboxes
- Platform independence: runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, with Solaris to follow
- ODF is the standard file format
- Database creator Kexi should be in KOffice 2.1
- Flowchart editor Kivio is without a maintainer and in development limbo
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