mc - Spreadsheet for Linux - released v6.2a Y2KOct 16, 1999, 23:31 (4 Talkback[s])
After having decided to license my product "mc" on Linux for free since October 1996, I had some really good input from the Linux community. This ended now in the release 6.2a which was released at 15th Oct 1999.
MacroCALC, or "321" like a couple of users preferred as an alias name for the program, when "mc" is use by other commands, was enhanced and debugged in several areas and made Y2K compliant.
For Linux-user most important - there is a glibc-based version available. Here is the product-README file. Everybody should feel free to contact the places mentioned herein. A copy of the software is ready for download in the WWW homepage.
mc - MacroCALC is a powerful Lotus compatible character based spreadsheet that supports 1000 rows, 64 columns, 40 functions, 8 display formats, file linking, macro program- ming and user definable functions. MacroCALC is fully integrated with [nt]roff, units, man, awk, perl and sh. As it should be in the UNIX-environment, mc can act as a filter enabling users to use pipes to perform complex transforms on streams of data. It contains a C program- ming interface as well as Lotus WKS and dBASE file sup- port. mc's own file-format is flat ASCII, easy to under- stand and can therefore be directly manipulated with awk, perl or other standard UNIX-tools, or even with editors like vi. MacroCALC is the only spreadsheet that manages units: 1 mile + 1 km = 1.62 miles; 1 km / 1 hour * 30 sec = 8.33 m.
You should carefully read this software license agreement before continuing with installation.
The software on this distribution is NO "freeware", but the unmodified distribution file can be freely distributed in any way. Without a valid license-key (serial number) the system works only as a demonstration program. For Linux and FreeBSD the license is free (but not support!), and the system works with full functionality on these platforms without any key.
To get a license-key for other platforms than Linux or FreeBSD please contact: