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Description: A spreadsheet for AmiCygnix
Download: gnumeric.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 52Mb
Version: 1.10.17r3
Date: 19 Mar 2013
Author: Jody Goldberg <jody@gnome.org> - OS4 port by Edgar Schwan
Submitter: Edgar Schwan
Email: eds at rz-online de
Homepage: http://www.schwan-clan.de
Requirements: AmigaOS 4.1, AmiCygnix V1.2
Category: office/spreadsheet
Replaces: office/spreadsheet/gnumeric.lha
License: GPL
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.1
FileID: 7810
Comments: 4
Snapshots: 4
Videos: 0
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  Welcome to my fifth port of Gnumeric to AmiCygnix/AmigaOS4.
  Gnumeric is a spreadsheet, which is in many points as powerful as the leader
  in this category "Excel".

  Homepages: http://projects.gnome.org/gnumeric


   1. New in this release
   2. New in 1.10.17 r1 and r2
   3. Features of Gnumeric
   4. The python package
   5. How to install python plug-ins
   6. How to write your own python plug-in
   7. Problems
   8. Installation
   9. Donations
  10. Thanks to...

1. New in this release

  * Solved a problem in the installer script, which prevented the update of the
    first release.

2. New in 1.10.17 r1 and r2

  * New version 1.10.17
    (Changes see file "Cygnix:Software/Gnumeric-1.10.17/NEWS")

  * Compiled for GTK+ 2.24

  * New python package version 2.7.2

  * Keyboard layouts that do not conform to ISO-8859-1 standard (eg Polish or
    Greek keyboards) are now better supported.

    This includes support for dead keys. For a complete support of dead keys,
    the installation of AmiCygnix 1.3 (or better) is mandatory!

  * "Gnumeric" can now import pictures in XCF (Gimp) format.

3. Features of Gnumeric

  * Supported loaders:
    - Own format including an experimantal SAX-XML version (*.gnumeric)
    - MS Excel (tm) (*.xls)
    - Open / Star Calc (*.sxc, *.ods)
    - Lotus 123 (*.wk1, *.wks, *.123)
    - Applix (*.as)
    - Data Interchange Format (*.dif)
    - Comma or tab separated values (CSV/TSV)
    - GNU Oleo (*.oleo)
    - HTML (*.html, *.htm)
    - Linear- and integer program format (*.mps)
    - Multiplan (SYLK)
    - PLN format
    - Quattro Pro (*.wb1, *.wb2, *.wb3)
    - SC/xspread
    - Text-Import (configurable)
    - Xbase (*.dbf)

  * Supported savers:
    - Own format (*.gnumeric)
    - Comma separated values (CSV)
    - Data Interchange Format (*.dif)
    - HTML (Fragment, HTML 3.2 and HTML 4.0, XHTML) (*.html)
    - LaTeX 2e (*.tex)
    - Multiplan (SYLK)
    - MS Excel (tm) (2007, 97/2000/XP, 5.0/95)
    - OpenOffice (incomplete)
    - PDF export
    - TROFF (*.me)
    - Text export (configurable)
    - XHTML

  * Python plug-ins:
    - py-func: Example plug-in, which offers several functions.
    - gnome-glossary: Saves a document as a Gnome glossary.

  * Builtin python console

  * All builtin functions of Excel are available. Also the standard addin
    functions and 60 additional functions are included,

  * Support of objects like circles, lines, buttons, pictures and so on.

  * Diagrams

  * Print function with preview

  * and much more...

4. The python package

  The python plug-ins do require a special version of the python interpreter
  compiled for AmiCygnix. A python package version 2.6.2 is included in this
  archive and will be installed while installation of this package.

  These third party python modules are compiled in:

  * Imaging 1.1.6 (PIL)
  * pygimp 2.6.11
  * pygtk 2.24.0
  * pygtkunixprint
  * pyatk 1.30.0
  * pypango 1.24.5
  * pypangocairo
  * pyglade 2.6.4
  * pycairo 1.8.4 (uses Cairo 1.10.2)
  * pygobject 2.28.6
  * pygsf 1.14.21
  * pylibxml2 2.6.19
  * sqlite3 3.3.13

  With this python package you can also run scripts, which depend on pyGTK.
  You can find some examples in the directory "Cygnix:Software/Python-2.7.2".

  Interesting demos:

  * Cygnix:Software/Python-2.7.2/pyGTK/Start_pygtk-demo_Desktop.bat or

    Opens a window with many GTK+ examples including code.

  * Cygnix:Software/Python-2.7.2/pyGTK/Start_pyide_Desktop.bat or

    Opens a python console for testing python commands.

  * Cygnix:Software/Python-2.7.2/pyCairo/Start_snippets_gtk_Desktop.bat or

    Shows a window with many examples for the cairo graphics library.

5. How to install python plug-ins

  Like normal plug-ins, python plug-ins are stored into the directory
  "Cygnix:CygnixPPC/lib/gnumeric/1.10.17/plugins". They are automatically
  activated on start up.

  Unfortunately there are no third party plug-ins available.

6. How to write your own python plug-in

  Unfortunately there is no detailed documentation available. Here is a link
  to the official documentation:


7. Known problems

  * The online help system is not working.

  * The background pattern of the objects can not be changed.

  * Drag & drop does not work.

  * The linear solver "lp_solve" is not included in the package, only the
    linear solver "GLPK". Support for external solvers is working, but not
    intensively tested.
    Please copy available binaries of "lp_solve" to "Cygnix:CygnixPPC/bin".

8. Installation

  The X11 environment AmiCygnix version 1.2 (or higher) must be installed
  before! AmiCygnix is available on OS4-depot (http://os4depot.net).

  To install the package, just click on the install icon. The data will be
  installed into the AmiCygnix package. Afterwards you can find the programs in
  "Cygnix:Software/Gnumeric-1.10.17". To launch the program doubleclick on
  "Start_Gnumeric_Desktop.bat" or "Start_Gnumeric_Standalone.bat".

9. Donations

If you like to support my work, you can make a donation by using paypal:



10. Thanks to...

  ... Hans Verkuil for his initial port of X11R6.3 to OS 3.x
  ... Thomas Blatt (icons and beta testing)
  ... Michael Christoph (beta testing)
  ... Guillaume Boesel, Costantino Damilakis and Krzysztof Sowinski
      for their help while fixing the dead key and keyboard layout problems.

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