Another upcoming release is for KOffice
, who will be releasing the last bugfix release of the 1.5 series, KOffice 1.5.2. Martin Ellis, the co-ordinator for this release, briefly talks about the progress made:
For this release, we have shared the responsibility of the release process between several members of the KOffice team. I tagged and created packages for the translations for the last release, so did so again for this one. Sebastian Sauer did the code tagging and packaging, and Thomas Zander has written the release announcement and compiled the changelog.
Users of Debian will be pleased, because a bug with Krita on PowerPC
in earlier 1.5.x releases that was keeping all of KOffice out of the testing repository has been fixed with this release. This means that users not running the unstable distribution will be able to enjoy KOffice 1.5.2, and that we can expect KOffice 1.5.2 to be in the next Debian release, "etch".
This is also the first KOffice release with support for Traditional Chinese (zh_TW)
, which brings the number of translations with more than 70% complete for KOffice to over 28.
Our next release will be the technical preview version of KOffice 1.6, with some of the new features developed in Kexi, KFormula (including Summer Of Code improvements), KChart (the final version of 1.6 will at least have support for all chart types that are defined in the OpenDocument specification) and Krita. You can expect this release at the start of August, in around 3 weeks time.