Calligra 2.8.1 Released With Important Bug Fix

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The Calligra team has released version 2.8.1, the firth of the bugfix releases of the Calligra Suite, and Calligra Active in the 2.8 series. This release contains a few important bug fixes to 2.8.0 and we recommend everybody to update.

Bugfixes in This Release

Here is an overview of the most important fixes. There are several others that are not mentioned here.


  • Bug 332329: do not remove table prefix when it is needed.
  • Bug 332293: fix crash on exporting reports as spread sheet document
  • Added ‘NOT LIKE’ SQL operator support in kexi queries.
  • Bug 331613: fixes sorting tables in the CSV import dialog.


  • Fix memory leaks.
  • Fix loading and executing macros.
  • Save single-layer CMYK images correctly to PSD.
  • Bug 331805: do not let the selection grow bigger than the image on invert.
  • Bug 329945: fix the Unsharp Mask filter to not be applied with an offset.
  • Fix tablet support on MacOS.
  • Bug 322022: fix Mirror Mode in Color Smudge and Filter ops.
  • Bug 331775: make the Wrap-tool handles less obstructive.
  • Bug 332070: do not crash when selecting a template with a stylus doubleclick.
  • Bug 331950: mark the document as modified when changing layer properties.
  • Bug 331890: fix loading of multilayered PSD files.
  • Fix crash in pixellize filter.
  • Fix artefacts in the emboss filter.
  • Bug 331702: fix crash when saving 16 bits/channel PSD.
  • Fix crash in oilpaint filter.


  • Add stencils icon generation.


  • Do not use calligrawords for plain-text files.

Because it is available via Kubuntu Backports PPA, installing Calligra Suite 2.8.1 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the calligra package.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install calligra

You also can download the sourse code from here: calligra-2.8.1.tar.xz.

To uninstall Calligra Suite 2.8.1 and remove the recently added ppa, do:

sudo apt-add-repository --remove ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get remove calligra