KOffice: The Road Ahead

KDE User and Administrator Conference

2004 KDE Community World Summit

Speaker: David Faure

Language: English

Talk is scheduled for: Saturday, 28th of August 2004, 10:30 - 11:15

Check the Schedule for an overview of all talks during this conference.

While the KDE Project has successfully provided a compelling, feature-rich, and attractive desktop environment for either home or corporate users, there is still a big need for an integrated and user-friendly office suite. Since its beginning of development in 1998, KOffice (www.koffice.org) tries to fill this gap, by providing a bundle of applications designed for daily office needs.

This talk will try to highlight and live-demo key features of each application bundled in KOffice, covering KWord (word processor), KSpread (spreadsheet) with integrated KChart (charting component), KPresenter (slide presentation), Kivio (flowchart and business diagram), Karbon14 (vector drawing), Kugar (reporting tool), and Kexi (database). The talk will also describe the technologies used by KOffice, such as its XML document format, KParts-based component technology, advanced storage and printing system, rich text component for word processing and presentation, as well as filters for importing and exporting foreign file formats. Last but not least, will be discussed also the native support for OpenOffice.org/OASIS document format.

About David Faure

David Faure

David Faure is a French KDE Developer working for Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB (www.klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se) and Trolltech (www.trolltech.com). Maintainer of the file manager / web browser (Konqueror), works on the KDE libraries (component technology and network transparency) and on KOffice (framework, KWord). He wrote series of articles on KDE programming for Linux Magazine France, a chapter for the OPL KDE development book, and tutorials for the IBM developerWorks website. He is also part of the OASIS technical committee defining a standard file format for office suites.

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