We already have available the new version of the KDE suite, Calligra 2.9.7. A suite that has great corrections and some new features, especially in the management of the programs that make up this suite. The spreadsheet, Kexi, the database manager and Krita are the shows that have changed the most inside the latest version of the 2.9 branch.
The spreadsheet has improved a lot in terms of handling, now selecting and entering data in the Calligra 2.9.7 spreadsheet is easier and less troublesome. Also the default icons have been modified to be at the standard size of 14 pixels.
Kexi has also changed some elements and functions such as the improvement in importing csv files or key repair. In addition, the problem that made saving the queries made in a forced way without giving an alternative to closing without saving has been solved.
Calligra 2.9.7 will be the last version until the next version 3
But Krita is perhaps the program that has had the most work since it has not only corrected more than 150 bugs but also has improved interaction with Gimp, something necessary for those who do more work beyond Photoshop. In addition, Krita improves the transition and using psd files, something that is not yet the same as Photoshop itself but has improved substantially and will continue to improve.
Calligra 2.9.7 now is available for Gnu / Linux and for Windows. One more alternative to Microsoft's proprietary suite. However, until the next version, until version 3.0 you will not see big changes in the programs so if you really do not have a problem with Calligra, it is best to wait for the next version that will come out later this year as specified on the official website of the project.
For those using a database, it may be Calligra 2.9.7 is a better option than other office suites since its compatibility with Office is greater, however, both Calligra and all the programs that compose it are Free Software so we can use, test and decide without any problem.