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I think a PortableGnumeric would be very useful for those of us who want just a word processor and a spreadsheet. There is a Windows port on their website www.gnumeric.org
It looks a lot like Abiword. Portable Abiword might be sufficiant for your needs.
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I'm not sure that I follow you. I already have PortableAbiWord, but I would like PortableGnumeric so that I can have a word processor and a spreadsheet without having to get an entire office suite (like Portable OpenOffice).
no gnumeric is not the same
hundred of portable applications:
It would be fairly easy to make this app portable. I hope John reads this.
I just don't have the time to resond to it all.
Gnumeric is on the list.
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I hope that it comes out soon, Merry Christmas!
How big do you expect it to be uncompressed?
I think I may pass on Portable Gnumeric, unless there is genuine interest. It will work, but it will be messy:
So, it isn't the best candidate for portability. If I make the version I'm playing with available, it will be labeled an Alpha due to the issues mentioned.
It is way too big, and if it has that many problems, then don't even release it. At 57 MB, I might as well just use OOo. With this and AbiWord, it is almost as big as the enitire suite. I'll try to find an open-source spreadsheet that will work better instead.
One of the problems is upx. There's a dll called libspreadsheet.dll that doesn't like upx for some reason. I installed gnumeric to my regular program files directory. I backed up libspreadsheet.dll and then I compressed all the dll's in the bin directory then recovered my backup of the troublesome dll. Gnumeric is now working like a champ.
Now I'm in the process of using a program called pngcrush http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1689 to compress the numerous icons.
One of the main problems that makes gnumeric so large (not large in comparison to openoffice) is that it contains a special version of libgtk-2.0 and you can't use gaim's version.
It will take me some time to go through each icon directory to "crush" the png's but after that I'll upload a beta to my website.
the syntax for the pngcrush is:
pngcrush -brute -d new *
This will find the optimal size for all of the png files in the current directory and put them in a subdirectory called "new." You then take your optimized files and overwrite your big png's. I hope this helps others.
Another program I've found helpful to figure out what directories are taking up so much space is "TreeSize"
I actually already have a working copy of it which I created while analyzing it in December. It's just big and it always has a commandline window visible (which doesn't inspire much confidence among users) so I hadn't released it. If there's interest, I can release it as an alpha.
UPDATE: I just tried the new Gnumeric release for Windows and it does ditch the commandline Window. I'll update the included version in my package and do a release of Portable Gnumeric so people can play with it.
Hey John, can you please post Portable Gnumeric
I'd also like to see what you got...
Gnumeric is a nice little spreadsheet but it seems to suffer with slowness like Calc. I want a spreadsheet that is faster then both, like excel, less features would be ok. There does not seem to be anything out there.
This was just released. It is a spreadsheet that runs entirely from your browser. Right now the stable release just views all of the major formats, but a beta version edits and views them. There is a link below the main icon on the site.
Like all the other so-called AJAX apps, it's exceedingly limited. You can enter data into cells and sum them. But that's about it.
Although AJAX refers to async js... lots of people equate it with a system built entirely from HTML, CSS, JS, etc. The only really useful office-style web app so far is Writely (and similar) but all they actually do is instantiate the built-in WYSIWYG editor within the browser. Not really a big deal. I've been using them for a while with CMS systems. The only really new thing is the word conversion which takes place entirely on the server (using plain old programming).
As expected, the first attempts at spreadsheets will be severely lacking since they actually have to create a spreadsheet... as opposed to just instantiating an already-existing WYSIWYG editor.
Though live apps are the future... some form of them anyway... it's gonna take a little while. And it's gonna be very different from what we're seeing today. And there's still the issue of security. On all the live apps so far, there isn't any at all.
Plus, as for spreadsheets, Spread32 has far more functionality than this online spreadsheet... beta or not.
So, while it's fun to play with these from an academic prospective (and, it *definitely* is ) as far as actual usefulness... there's isn't much right now.
Spread32 has more functionality then this, surely you jest sir! (My best British) At least this opens Excel files that are past Excel 4.0 which is all that Spread32 does.
But it can't do anything with them at all. So, it's really just a document viewer.
There is the pre-release of the editor that can do stuff, but it is limited you are right. When it is finished though, I hope it will be full featured. How did you like my British?
I'm familiar with it. I actually made a change to the most recent version of Portable Firefox specifically for users of TiddlyWiki (see Local Homepage option). But TiddlyWiki isn't server-based and it isn't AJAX... so my comment doesn't apply to it.
Sorry... I thought you were talking about browser apps in general. It's a great feature!
is the only AJAX I use regulary. CustomizeGoogle adds the Suggest feature to the search box and also adds Search on MSN, Ask Jeeve etc.
I cant live without that extension.
"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."
Now that Gnumeric 1.6.3 has been released, maybe Portable Gnumeric can be closer to reality as more Win32-specific bugs are squashed in this release.
It is available here and although most are in French like Portable SeaMonkey, Portable Gnumeric is in English:
Haven't tried it myself yet, probably will wait until John releases his own, as mentioned here:
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