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Name: Calligra Words
Homepage: https://www.calligra.org/
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Now that 3.0 is out, is there any chance to have Calligra Words in the repository? I am not sure how Calligra Words works with IBus, but it would be a powerful enough alternative to LibreOffice Writer.

baimafeima renamed this task from Calligra Writer to Calligra Words.Feb 10 2017, 2:40 PM
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What exactly does it do that LibreOffice or WPS Office doesn't? Because I've read a few topics around and after the 3.0 announcement on Phoronix and most people agreed that it doesn't have enough manpower and lacks a lot of features that LO or WPS do have.

See my comment above: Libre Office doesn't work with IBus.

See my comment above: Libre Office doesn't work with IBus.

I think you misunderstood me. IBus is only one thing but what else does it do that LO or WPS don't? Also see my comment about Phoronix.
Not to mention the fact that you can setup IBus for LO use yourself: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/IBus#LibreOffice

Vistaus added a comment.EditedMar 4 2017, 11:53 AM

See my comment above: Libre Office doesn't work with IBus.

IBus is only one thing but what else does it do that LO or WPS don't? Also see my comment about Phoronix. I'm haven't really used Words myself so I'm just trying to learn here :)
Btw, you can setup IBus for LO use yourself: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/IBus#LibreOffice Have you tried that yet?

Dumb question but is our LO broken? Can I fix.. ? :)

@ikey I believe I talked to @DataDrake about it and it seems to be an upstream issue. LibreOffice is working fine otherwise. Any ideas?

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See my comment above: Libre Office doesn't work with IBus.

I think you misunderstood me. IBus is only one thing but what else does it do that LO or WPS don't? Also see my comment about Phoronix.
Not to mention the fact that you can setup IBus for LO use yourself: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/IBus#LibreOffice

In terms of desktop publishing, Calligra Words is FAR superior to WPS or LibreOffice... A half-way between Scribus and Writer.

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baimafeima closed this task as Wontfix.Sep 21 2017, 5:08 PM
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Closing in favour of OnlyOffice. As far as I know, the compatiblity issues I am having with LibreOffice are not going to be solved with Calligra. Feel free to re-open if anyone else would like to make a stronger case for Calligra.

clivejo added a subscriber: clivejo.EditedFeb 24 2018, 1:50 AM

I would be interested in this. Calligra is the KDE Office suite which includes the very popular krita drawing programme. For a KDE user, if Krita is provided, then the other components should also be available.

Vistaus added a comment.EditedFeb 24 2018, 9:42 AM

@clivejo

1 Krita is already available in the Software Center.
2 Krita isn't part of Calligra anymore, see: http://news.softpedia.com/news/krita-is-no-longer-part-of-the-calligra-source-code-krita-3-0-coming-along-nicely-494277.shtml

And the official FAQ also mentions it: https://docs.krita.org/KritaFAQ#Why_is_Krita_part_of_the_Calligra_Suite.3F
"It is no longer part of Calligra."

I know technically it is not part of calligra anymore and for that I am glad (it was a beast to build and package). But in end user minds it is a collection of office tools they know and love. Many people still say the KDE Desktop despite the fact that Plasma is the name of the desktop. Most users don't care about the technicalities of maintaining source code, they just want to click on what they know and have it installed.

Vistaus added a comment.EditedFeb 24 2018, 4:07 PM

@clivejo I'm using Plasma on Solus and I don't expect it to be part of it. I also don't know any other end user who expects a professional image editor/drawing studio app to be part of an *office* suite. So I'm glad Calligra is a separate suite. Besides, following your logic, GNOME should make GIMP part of goffice (which contains AbiWord and stuff).

It's not about maintaining source code, it's about the fact that Krita and Calligra aren't part of the same suite because they're not supposed to be. An office suite is totally different from a professional image editor/drawing studio app. LibreOffice, WPS Office and OnlyOffice have no image editor/drawing studio app either. And it's the same on other platforms: the image editor on Windows isn't part of Microsoft Office either and MS Office doesn't contain a separate image editor/drawing studio app.

Ok, you are right. Krita is not part of Calligra any more.

But so far baimafeima has asked for the package to be included and I am also asking for it.

Anyways, I packaged it locally and seems to be working as expected. It is available here if anyone is interested in picking it up - https://github.com/CliffordD/calligra

BridouZ added a subscriber: BridouZ.Jul 5 2018, 8:27 AM

@clivejo I think you removed your github account.
Could you give a link to your package.yml for calligra ?

@BridouZ Yes I did, no longer on github

I had to add a patch for it to build on Qt5.11 and added the packaging to my gitlab account - https://gitlab.com/clivejo/calligra/

It takes a while to build, so I have uploaded the package here - https://gitlab.com/clivejo/solus/blob/master/calligra-3.1.0-1-1-x86_64.eopkg

@clivejo Mind sharing your package.yml I want to try to build calligra for some translation work. :)

Can't find it (404 no found)

Thanks anyway, I've managed to build it on my own.