KOffice – TDE office suite
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  1. New applications: krita, kexi
  2. Krita
  3. =====
  4. Krita is an image editor and paint application with a wide range of
  5. applications, from photo editing to the creation of original artwork.
  6. Sporting a clear and uncluttered interface (for a paint app...) it makes the
  7. features it delivers accessible and intuitive to use.
  8. This is the first public release of Krita and while it provides a coherent set
  9. of features, it is only the first stepping stone towards a flexible paint
  10. application for artists and image editors.
  11. Krita offers:
  12. * Layers (without fixed boundaries).
  13. * A familiar set of tools -- brushes, selection tools and shape tools.
  14. * Painting with filters.
  15. * An extensible system for the addition of new color and paint models.
  16. * Support for pressure sensitive tablets.
  17. * The ability to read most graphics file formats, including gimp and photoshop files.
  18. * Exporting to many graphics file formats (but not gimp or photoshop)
  19. * A complete colour management system based on lcms.
  20. * A useful set of filters (implemented as plugins, so the set of filters
  21. is extensible) including a CImg based image restoration plugin.
  22. * The ability to use Gimp palettes, brushes, patterns and gradients
  23. Caveats:
  24. * In this beta version exif data embedded in jpeg images is not preserved.
  25. * Some tools and menu options do not yet function completely correctly.
  26. ===============
  27. Kexi [ this is from http://www.kexi-project.org/wiki/wikiview/index.php?AnnouncementForKOffice1.4 ]
  28. ====
  29. KOffice 1.4 is the first official release to include Kexi - the KOffice database management application.
  30. Kexi is an integrated environment for managing data. It can be used for creating database schemas; inserting data; performing queries, and processing data. Forms can be created to provide a custom interface to your data. All database objects - tables, queries and forms - are stored in the database, making it easy to share databases.
  31. Kexi is considered as a long awaited Open Source competitor for MS Access, Filemaker and Oracle Forms. Its development is motivated by the lack of Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools for database systems that are sufficiently powerful, inexpensive, open standards driven and portable across many OSes and hardware platforms.
  32. Overview
  33. Supports database storage in files and on database servers.
  34. Graphical interface for creating and altering table structures.
  35. Form entry, with visual form designer.
  36. Advanced tabular data view.
  37. Intuitive query designer - no knowledge of SQL required!
  38. Integrated SQL Editor available for advanced users.
  39. Data Processing and Access
  40. Data migration from MySQL, PostgreSQL and MS Access databases (MS Access available as an external plugin).
  41. KexiDB API available for developers for integration with other applications.
  42. Scripting support with Python language - hidden for 0.1 version.
  43. (JavaScript/ECMA-Script support is planned)
  44. Easy data report generation (planned).
  45. Database Storage
  46. Kexi can store databases in files and on database servers, while providing a common user interface. Database drivers for the following database engines are available:
  47. - SQLite (Native file format: version 2 and 3)
  48. - PostgreSQL
  49. - MySQL
  50. Support for other database systems is planned for future versions, including the ODBC interface, for simpler and more flexible integration in corporate environments.
  51. ===================
  52. KOffice Workspace (koshell):
  53. * New sidebar
  54. * Tab support
  55. KOffice-wide changes:
  56. * Document information dialog: Added keywords and subject for the document, as well as
  57. position, company, and telephone (home/work) for the author
  58. * Make the default unit be inch or cm depending on the KDE-wide measure system (imperial or metric)
  59. * Improvements to the DCOP interface for loading and saving.
  60. * -dpi command line option to override the DPI detected by X. You can set one value for x and y, or use -dpi x,y
  61. * Improve filter chains to avoid absurd chains (e.g. kword -> plain text -> kspread)
  62. * Startup dialog: themeable icons, correct initial tab, hide non-existent recent local files
  63. * Page layout dialog: better preview, new GUI for margins
  64. * Rulers: made more readable at all resolutions, added tooltips
  65. kotext (shared by KWord and KPresenter):
  66. * Word completion with tooltip
  67. * Open links by clicking on them, use hand pointer, show link target in statusbar.
  68. * Tab/Shift+Tab for changing indentation in lists
  69. * Rewritten spell-checking support (based on kspell2, the main reason for the kdelibs >= 3.3 requirement)
  70. which is much faster and solves many problems (e.g. KOffice-1.3's hanging right-click-menu)
  71. * Improved autocorrection (better URL detection among other things)
  72. KWord:
  73. * OASIS file format support (almost complete)
  74. * Copy/Paste and Drag-n-drop use the OASIS format.
  75. * Make it possible to select entire paragraphs from the left margin again.
  76. * Inline text frames can be navigated into using Left and Right keys.
  77. * New "statistic" variables (number of words, number of lines etc.)
  78. * "Select All Frames" features
  79. * Non-breaking hyphen, which can be inserted with Ctrl+Shift+Minus
  80. * Alt+Right and Alt+Left shortcuts for increasing/decreasing the numbering level
  81. * Removed non-working feature "Type anywhere cursor"
  82. * When dropping a link to an image, let the user choose between inserting a URL and the image
  83. * Rewritten "convert to text box" and "convert table to text" features so that they
  84. don't use the clipboard anymore.
  85. * PageUp/PageDown now moves the caret by default (it's still configurable).
  86. * When saving a new document, suggest a file name based on the beginning of the document
  87. * Reorganized and simplified GUI of the configuration dialog
  88. * Support for "protect content" in all types of framesets
  89. * Support for different run-around-gaps on every side of the frame
  90. KPresenter:
  91. * Master page feature
  92. * Reworked property editor
  93. * Reworked object/page effects
  94. * Footer and headers can be shown/hidden in each page
  95. * Custom Slide Show
  96. * OASIS file format support (incomplete)
  97. * Flip now works as in Gimp. Horizontal flip flips on y-axis, vertical flip on x-axis
  98. * Group objects: The grouped object is now in the z-order of the upperst
  99. object grouped and no longer on the top.
  100. * Ungroup object: The objects are now in the z-order where the group object
  101. was and no longer on top.
  102. * If a page is shown more than once during a presentation add the time for
  103. the duration instead of showing only the last duration.
  104. * Per-page presentation speed and per-object effect (animation) speed
  105. * PageUp/PageDown during presentation now goes to beginning of the next/previous slide
  106. * New "statistic" variables (number of words, number of lines etc.)
  107. KSpread:
  108. * OASIS file format support (incomplete)
  109. * Support for right-to-left spreadsheets
  110. * Calendar plugin
  111. * dependencies are handled correctly
  112. * much improved value parsing and formatting
  113. * Generic format support (the cell format remains 'generic' until explicitely set)
  114. * Cell validity
  115. + new type added: list
  116. + new data added: differentto
  117. + Add Input help (allow to display help)
  118. + Allow blanks cell
  119. * Conditional cell attribute:
  120. + Add new data "differentto"
  121. * New functions:
  122. + ACOT
  123. + RANDNORM (gaussian random numbers)
  124. + REGEXP
  125. + REGEXPRE (regexp replace)
  126. + SUMIF (conditional sum)
  127. * Multiple steps undo and redo
  128. * Improved handling of hyperlinks
  129. * Better icons for toolbar and templates
  130. KChart:
  131. * New maintainer. Many, *many* bugfixes.
  132. * Removed a lot of old non-working stuff. It will reappear, working, in future versions.
  133. * New, much improved, data editor
  134. * Same startup dialog as the rest of KOffice
  135. * Templates (only one so far)
  136. * Data as rows or columns
  137. * Linear or logarithmic scale
  138. * Export to PNG format
  139. * Export to SVG format
  140. * Import data from text files (not finished in the beta)
  141. * Much improved manual
  142. * Print support
  143. KFormula:
  144. * OASIS file format support (incomplete)
  145. Kivio:
  146. * Non blocking stencilset loading
  147. * Added Nassi Schneiderman stencils
  148. * Moving selected stencils with the keyboard
  149. * Added a docker for adding stencils to the document
  150. * Added a tool for adding connector targets to stencils
  151. * Added a polyline connector
  152. Karbon:
  153. * OASIS file format support (incomplete)
  154. * New color dialog
  155. * Small preview widget
  156. * ZoomIn/ZoomOut actions
  157. * Build system fixes
  158. Filters:
  159. * WordPerfect import filter for KWord: brand new, now based on libwpd
  160. * new Microsoft Excel import filter for KSpread
  161. * KWord HTML filter
  162. + Ability to link an external stylesheet to a HTML page
  163. * Gnumeric import/export: now supports
  164. + Text rotation
  165. + Cell validation
  166. + Print repeated columns
  167. + Document information
  168. + Area name
  169. * KSpread HTML export
  170. + Sheets can be exported to separate HTML pages
  171. + Sheets are browsable by a table of contents
  172. + User can define which sheets to export
  173. + Ability to link an external stylesheet to a HTML page
  174. + The encoding of the HTML page is configurable
  175. + Borders are optional
  176. + The cell spacing is configurable
  177. * OoImpress:
  178. + Custom slide show