The KDE Community has announced the release of Calligra 2.8.5. “This is the last (and last but one) update to the 2.8 series of the Calligra Suite, and Calligra Active released to fix recently found issues. The Calligra team recommends everybody to update,” says Jarosław Staniek of Calligra community.
If you are a Calligra user and wonder where did the 2.8.4 update go, Jarosław explains, “Shortly before 2.8.4 release we discovered bug that sneaked in 2.8.2 version and decided to skip the 2.8.4 entirely and quickly release 2.8.5 instead with a proper fix. The bug is related to not showing file formats in Save dialogs.”
Those who don’t know Calligra is a productivity suite by the KDE Community which competes with projects like LibreOffice. From my own experience Calligra is not very stable and it crashed on my, on openSUSE and Kubuntu, a couple of time so be extra careful when working on some critical document.
That said, it’s a very good free software and the more users it has, there will be more testing and bug fixing.
The suite is available on official repositories of all major distros so you can install it easily.