KOffice 2.0.0 tagged for release

After nearly two years in the making, the KOffice project will release version 2.0.0 of if its cross-platform office suite of the same name this week, adding features like scripting support and a new shape library.

After seven beta versions and one release candidate, was "tagged" on May 20 and is scheduled for release on May 27.

While not as popular as the more mature , KOffice has developed a reputation for being a faster and "lighter" application that is adding new functionality more rapidly.

The project is closely developed with , but only requires KDE libraries to run, not the whole desktop, .

KOffice 2.0.0 will include six main applications - KWord, KSpread, KPresenter, KPlato (project management), Karbon (vector-based drawing), and Krita (image manipulation).

Like the transition from KDE3 to KDE4, 2.x represents the largest paradigm shift in the project's history.