BSD Today: Spreadsheets under BSD (part 2) -- Gnumeric, Abacus and oleo
Aug 20, 2000, 21:55 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clifford Smith)
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[ Thanks to Jeremy C.
Reed for this link. ]
"In the first installment of this overview, I looked briefly
at Applix Spreadsheet, as well as the curses-based sc program and
the Xspread spreadsheet. This time I'll cover Gnumeric, Abacus and
"This program is the brainchild of Miguel de Icaza, chief
architect of the Gnome window manager, and more recently,
co-founder of Helix Code."
"Gnumeric easily imported the data and formulae from the Excel
spreadsheet, and retained complete functionality within the cells.
This is an excellent spreadsheet for the Excel junkie, except that
charting capability is -- at this moment -- available only in the
CVS source tree. Linking to live data is not native at this point.
There are, however, ways to link Python and Perl utilities to the
program. Live data might be available to someone who can write a
routine using these interfaces."
- PC World: Suite Freedom With StarOffice(Aug 17, 2000)
- BSD Today: Spreadsheets under BSD -- Applix, Xspread and sc(Aug 15, 2000)
- GNULinux.com: Thinkfree Office Review(Jul 25, 2000)
- CNET.com: Applixware 5.0 [Review](Jul 10, 2000)
- Canada Computes: Siag office suite has Linux users covered(Jun 08, 2000)
- 32BitsOnline: Review of Xess SpreadSheet for Linux(Dec 22, 1999)
- Xxl 2.1.2 - Free graphical spreadsheet(Nov 25, 1999)
- mc - Spreadsheet for Linux - released v6.2a Y2K(Oct 17, 1999)
- Open Source Spreadsheets(May 10, 1999)
- The Linux spreadsheet abs is now released under the GPL(Dec 04, 1998)