Calligra Krita

After a long developmental period, Calligra 2.4.0, the first stable version of Calligra, has been released. Calligra is a Qt-based graphic and office suite forked from KOffice in 2010. Note: In some quarters, Calligra is said to be a continuation of KOffice, rather than a fork.

Besides a complete set of office productivity application that you will find on most office suites, Calligra also comes with two graphics applications (Krita for drawing and Karbon for vector graphics) and a project management application named Calligra Plan.

Related Post:  Getting Ansible Working on Fedora 23

And it has a version for smartphones, Calligra Mobile, and Calligra Active, a version optimized for use on KDE Plasma Active, a KDE environment designed for use on tablet computers.

Calligra Office and Graphic Logo

Office components of Calligra are:

  • Calligra Words
  • Calligra Sheets
  • Calligra Stage
  • Calligra Flow
  • Kexi
  • Braindump

Notable fixes in this release are a rewritten text layout engine and enhanced import filters for Microsoft Office documents. A major difference between Calligra and other office applications is that the formatting tools are located on dockers located on the right side of the document window. The dockers may be detached or moved to other locations around the document window.

Related Post:  Troubleshooting containers after they’re long gone

Interface of Calligra Sheets, the spreadsheet component of Calligra.
Calligra Sheets

Interface of Calligra Words, the word processor component of Calligra.
Calligra Words

Interface of Krita, Calligra’s raster drawing application.
Calligra Krita
The release announcement is available here.

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Hola! Did you notice that LinuxBSDos.com no longer runs network ads?  Yep, no more ads from the usual suspects that track you across the Internet.  But since  I still need to pay to keep the site running, feel free to make a small donation by PayPal.

Subscribe for updates. Trust me, no spam!

Mailchimp Signup Form

Sponsored links

1. Attend Algorithm Conference, a top AI and ML event for 2020.
2. Reasons to use control panel for your server.
3. DHgate Computers Electronics, Cell Phones & more.

11 Responses

  1. I completely agree what is said here about word processing and wide screen displays, but for spreadsheets I think you actually do want to have a wider display area for your document, and this layout clearly impacts that.

    1. It’s actually the best UI I have seen in Office/Graphical applications, perfect for modern widescreens.
      Would have been better to make a screenshot with KDE instead of using Gnome/Unity, it’s even more beautiful.
      Bill, you should try it before bashing.

    2. Well I also thought it was strange when I saw it first. But I got interested when they mentioned that it was much better suited to wide LCDs of today. So I’ve been trying Calligra for some hours now and yes at first it is a bit strange since no other office suite does it this way. But after a while you really get used to it and it all starts to make a lot of sense and is very usable. And the vertical space you gain by this is priceless since you can see more of the actual document you are working on. So far I like it a lot. And it is also a lot faster and uses much less memory than LibreOffice or OpenOffice.org. I’m going to try to use Calligra in production in the future and see how it goes. Who know maybe it will even become my min office suite. I also have to try the other components which are not available in LO/OOo.

      1. Have you tried importing MS office documents into any of the components, say, Calligra Words or Sheets?

        If you did, how did the formating hold up?

        1. “Have you tried importing MS office documents …”

          The format might not come out perfect with Calligra, but have you tried LO yourself. I believe mostly it will come out pretty good. And since both Calligra & LibreOffice use ODF, you can use LO for the time being and until Calligra import is fixed. But of course, that depends on the extra benefits you get from Calligra.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the latest

On social media
Via my newsletter
Mailchimp Signup Form

Partner links

1. Attend Algorithm Conference, a top AI and ML event for 2021.
2. Reasons to use control panel for your server.
3. DHgate Computers Electronics, Cell Phones & more.
Hacking, pentesting distributions

Linux Distributions for Hacking

Experts use these Linux distributions for hacking, digital forensics, and pentesting.

Categories
Archives

The authors of these books are confirmed to speak during

Algorithm Conference

T-minus AI

Author was the first chairperson of AI for the U.S. Air Force.

The case for killer robots

Author is the Director of the Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence.

Why greatness cannot be planned

Author works on AI safety as a Senior Research Scientist at Uber AI Labs.

Anastasia Marchenkova

An invitation from Anastasia Marchenkova

Hya, after stints as a quantum researcher at Georgia Tech Quantum Optics & Quantum Telecom Lab, and the University of Maryland Joint Quantum Institute, I’m now working on superconducting qubit quantum processors at Bleximo. I’ll be speaking during Algorithm Conference in Austin, Texas, July 16 – 18, 2020. Meet me there and let’s chat about progress and hype in quantum computing.