Calligra Flow

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Calligra Flow
Kivio.png
Screenshot of Kivio 1.4.2
Developer(s) KDE
Stable release 2.8.6 (24 September 2014; 31 days ago (2014-09-24)[1]) [±]
Preview release 2.8 Beta 2 (12 January 2014; 9 months ago (2014-01-12)[2]) [±]
Operating system Unix-like, Windows
Type Diagramming software
License GNU General Public License
Website www.calligra.org/flow/

Calligra Flow (formerly Kivio) is free diagramming software that is a part of Calligra Suite, an integrated graphic art and office suite by KDE.

Description[edit]

Flow is a flowcharting and diagramming application for the Calligra Suite and has a user interface that is similar to Microsoft Visio. It is fully integrated into Calligra and can for example be embedded into Calligra Words.

Features:

  • Scriptable stencils using Python.
  • Support for Dia stencils.
  • Plugin framework for adding more functionality.

History[edit]

Kivio was originally developed by theKompany who brought the source code of a Linux-only version into KOffice under GPL. A proprietary version also compatible with Mac OS X 10.3 and Windows 9xXP was also released under the name Kivio mp.[3] The last release of Kivio mp was version 3.0, made in December 2004.[4] That release was based on Qt 3.[5]

The GPL versions followed the version scheme of KOffice. The last stable version was 1.6.3, released on June 8, 2007.[6] Since then Kivio continued to be developed without maintainer and no stable releases seeing the light of day.

After the split of the KOffice developer community in 2010,[7] the Kivio code was imported into the newly formed Calligra project and picked up by a new maintainer who renamed the application to Calligra Flow. A stable release was made along with the rest of Calligra Suite 2.4.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calligra 2.8.6 Released". 
  2. ^ "Calligra 2.8 Beta 2 Released". 
  3. ^ "Kivio mp – FAQ". theKompany.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  4. ^ According to the file date stamps of the Windows demo version from http://www.smga3000.com/thekompany/KiviompDemo/
  5. ^ "Kivio mp – Overview". theKompany.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  6. ^ "KOffice 1.6.3 Released". KDE.news. 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  7. ^ "KOffice arbitration is finished". Mail.kde.org. Retrieved 2012-05-01.