Ever since KDE 4 was released several years ago, the KOffice office suite has been ported to the new framework Qt4.

Now the KOffice developers thinks that the program is ready for the the average users, and releases KOffice 2.2. The biggest news is that Kexi data manager is back. Kexi was first released in KOffice 1.6 and has received a total makeover.

Compatibility with Windows and OS X has improved. The performance has been improved and KOffice has received new import filters for the Microsoft XML based office formats that are used in MS Office 2007 and later. Currently, it is only possible to import filters. At this time there are no plans for export filters for these file formats.

I ordbehandlaren Kword går det nu att använda stavningskontrollen. In KWord word processor can now use the spelling checker. Spårning av dokumentförändringar har förbättrats och där finns en dialogruta du kan använda dig av för att godkänna eller avfärda förändringar. Tracking document changes have improved and there is a dialog box you can use to approve or reject the changes.

The entire suite consists of: Kexi data manager, KWord word processor, KSpread spreadsheet, KPresenter presentation program, Karbon drawing program for vector graphics, Krita drawing program for bitmapped graphics, KPlato for project planning.

All the news in KOffice 2.2 can be found on the KOffice website.