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Old 12. Oct 2009, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Doesn't install on windows, there is a portable version that seems up to date. I believe it should be taken from the list on the main site because you have to compile it yourself. Unless I'm missing something??? The download link doesn't point to a download.
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Old 13. Oct 2009, 10:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Windows installer seems to be available.

This page has the link for the windows installer :
http://projects.gnome.org/gnumeric/downloads.shtml

Although the download link for windows points to 1.9.12-20090902-debug version. I don't know what the debug version is for.

This link of the win32 directory holds various versions of Gnumeric windows installers :
http://www.gnome.org/~jody/gnumeric/win32/

1.9.3 seems to be stable one as seen from list... not sure though. 1.9.1 stable is available too there.

Another link for download on Softpedia here:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-...or-Win32.shtml
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I've noticed on XP at any rate that Gnumeric installs into a different directory so when you come to look for it to make a desktop icon it's not in the usual place. Could this be why some people think it doesn't install in Windows?
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Old 13. Oct 2009, 02:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I like to download programs from the actual website unless the website points me to repositories such as softpedia/download.com etc.

The link in the article points to a lot of linux releases and what would appear to be an outdated windows release. Gnumeric cannot even provide a download link (I'm assuming you had to do some searching to find the list in the second link) why is it in the article? I mean after searching for ages and finding the list what one do you install?

I tried to suggest a simple encryption utility a while back and got told there might be fears someone would encrypt themselves out of there computer. I take it we like it complicated around here.
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Old 13. Oct 2009, 03:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, Gnumeric is recommended on our site, and the author of the article must have found it good enough to be included in the list, that's why it is there.

Outdated or not, the download for windows is there on the download page. But yes, seems like the developers of the software do not give much importance to the windows installer, that's why the download link has not been updated properly.

I did not had to search for the second link. I just saw the download link for the software on download page, and just opened the link of the parent directory containing the software .

I think if we want more information about Gnumeric, we should contact editor of the article, which is Christoph.
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Old 13. Oct 2009, 07:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok its here because its here, end of.
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Old 13. Oct 2009, 08:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Gnumeric is included...

  • as it is a stand alone spread sheet
  • indulges with higher precision (statistics, science !!)
  • indulges with even more functions you don't use
  • cross platform: I installed and used it on several Windows machines without the slightest problem. I also use it on Linux machines.
  • It's free software - in my eyes the very best way of engineering software
Also, it is part of the so called "Gnome Office" (AbiWord, Evolution, Gnumeric, Gnome-DB), a term a bit misleading as all these programs are stand alone apps.

There you are, this is the big advantage: if you don't want 200 mb of OpenOffice for use of a spread sheet, simply get Gnumeric from...

...http://projects.gnome.org/gnumeric/downloads.shtml

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What about the version Christoph?

What is the debug version... which is given in the download link for windows installer of Gnumeric?

After reading about the positive points, I will download Gnumeric. Although, I rarely use spreadsheet, but might be useful, if I need to use one.
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Well, if the quality is anything to go by, Abiword is excellent. I have no need for Word anymore. It's a bit cheeky the way the GUI is a direct clone of Word, but it sure makes it easy to use

What about that weird debug version then Christoph?
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