SEP
20
2016

Kexi 3 Beta 1 + libs

Cool, Kexi 3.0.0 Beta 1 and related libraries have landed, ready for testing and packaging. Please find downloads and change logs at https://community.kde.org/Kexi/Releases/3#3.0.0_Beta_1

As usual report bug and wishes are welcome, details at https://community.kde.org/Calligra/File_a_bug_or_wish.

This time the release got automated a bit more. Changelogs generated with some bash coding can be now easily pasted on the wiki, and mediawiki templates {{bug}}, {{commit}}, {{diff}} work also for your project, on any wiki page. What are your favourite changelog tools? Maybe Phabricator would offer something ultimate like https://secure.phabricator.com/w/changelog/?

Later we would move some content from wiki to semi-static generated pages on kexi-project.org. So this obsolete page would become more like marble.kde.org or kate-editor.org.

I know, I know. it's hard to try without examples and tutorials. Stay tuned. For now, API docs sit at at https://api.kde.org/playground-api/libs-apidocs, a temporary location.

Have fun!

Comments

I was drawn to Calligra Suite through Kexi years ago. LOoong before that I used Borland's Reflex and, later (briefly), FilemakerPro. The name, Calligra, has for these years intrigued (made me curious) and confused (what did its creators have in mind?) me. (While the same statement applies to "Kexi", I /am/ asking about "Calligra".) Does the name come from "Calligraphy" or a Polish word meaning "colleague" or .. ???
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I'd like to suggest, to those in charge, they choose "Collegial Suite" (or a European equivalent) for the name. (i think "collegial" is rooted in Latin, so should be "common" for Europeans.)

Sincerely,
Thomas Clayton
tfclayton@juno.com

P.S.: Also what /does/ "Kexi" mean? ;-)


By Thomas Clayton at Tue, 01/10/2017 - 04:03

> lso what /does/ "Kexi" mean?
The most delicious answer: it's the lovely cake: http://st.depositphotos.com/1999567/2329/i/950/depositphotos_23295486-Keks-cake.jpg

Calligra comes from calligraphy, so it's quite in place, perhaps even more than Excel or Reflex (?). Anyway the open discussion on a new name ended in 2010 or so. Thanks for your input and don't hesitate to post more :)


By Jarosław Staniek at Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:21