Gnumeric is the best
Gnumeric is probably the best piece of software on the Linux desktop to date. Compliments to the devs on their hard work; especially for the amount of polish that has gone into it!
Version 1.6 is a huge step forward for Gnumeric. Barring any undiscovered bugs that may prohibit me from using it, it's now my spreadsheet of choice under Linux. I'm especially impressed with the added configurability of the chart plugin.
Re: Disappointed... just a toy (yet)
> I am using 1.0.8 (in Debian 3.0 stable),
That version is slightly over two years old (I uploaded 1.0.8-1t1 on Jun 18 2002). As much as I love Debian stable for a server system, it is unsuitable for many desktop users as its components are simply too old.
For a desktop system, Debian testing (http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?DebianTesting) or unstable (http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?DebianUnstable) are better choices (provided you understand and accept the caveats). If you absolutely must run Debian stable, there's a GNOME 2.2 backport (http://gnome22.alioth.debian.org/) for it which includes a gnumeric 1.2.x package.
Disappointed... just a toy (yet)
I am using 1.0.8 (in Debian 3.0 stable), and while gnumeric can sometimes fill an important gap in the Linux desktop, I'm overall disappointed by its shocking incompleteness. I would *never* give such a project the "one dot oh" monicker.
First, a fatal bug prevents using any non-ASCII characters. With each save, these characters get garbled more, so after saving and loading the spreadsheet, it is completely useless.
Then, there is still no function reference(!) in 1.0! The link to the web page shows a useless page with no direct link to a user manual or reference! The "alphabetical list of functions" that one can find using a web search is in fact not alphabetical!
There are other minor issues, which are not crucial. However, if such issues as the ones mentioned above are not resolved, it is not suprising that people dismiss Linux office applications as toys.
Printing ISO Latin2 characters
There (http://www.penguin.cz/~martinmv/index_eng.html) is a script for printing ISO Latin2 characters.
Review of Gnumeric 0.48
Linuxcare has published a review of Gnumeric 0.48 as part of its App of the Week column.
Read the review!
There is one error at your page http://www.freshmeat.net/appindex/1998/09/30/907192372.html
The URL for downloading gnumeric is NOT ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gumeric
rather the CORRECT url is ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/stable/sources/gumeric
Hope you change your listing accordingly.
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An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.