Short story: In the last day of 2011 Kexi reached the 2.3 release as the other KOffice applications.
Versions 2.4 and newer will be developed distributed within the Calligra
suite, meaning it stays within the team formed by the same awesome, welcoming community.
What changed? Calligra widens the scope of the activities to two main things: offering components for 3rd-party developers and enabling deep customizations of the code base, so new applications can be developed. Desktop versions, as before, are the main incarnations of the Calligra applications.
This process has started spontaneously long ago and Kexi is a part of it too. One thing is Kexi Mobile subproject, already active within Kexi as you can see below. Another is the high-level database handling library Predicate
, successor of KexiDB. Predicate found its way into KDE Playground's git
as Qt-only component with wider scope than QtSQL (e.g. you can also define/create databases). Because of the origins of the Predicate project, I will usually write about it in the same blog entries that are devoted to Kexi.