Oleo has for a long time been GNU's spreadsheet. Now there's not only Oleo but also Gnumeric, the GNOME spreadsheet. Gnumeric is a full featured spreadsheet, aiming to compete with commercial applications, and well integrated with GNOME. Oleo is a light-weight spreadsheet that'll work in almost any environment.
Oleo features a curses based interface (character mode), and also a LessTif (Motif) based graphical user interface. A screenshot of the Motif GUI is here (11K png file).
The current development release of oleo is 1.99.16.
Oleo can be found on the main GNU ftp server: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/oleo/ (via HTTP) and ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/oleo/ (via FTP). It can also be found on the GNU mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.
We're working on an upcoming Oleo 2.0 release. The current snapshots already implement the following 2.0 features:
- Motif/LessTif interface, based on the XbaeMatrix widget
- Access to the statistics functions of the GSL (GNU Scientific Library).
- Support for opening multiple spreadsheets, each in a Motif window, at the same time.
- device independent graphics through GNU plotutils, replacing the older gnuplot interface
- more portable build through autoconf and automake
- internationalised (i18n)
- updated documentation
- ANSI C code (removed K&R stuff)
- filter mode (read file from stdin, save to stdout)
- better SYLK support
- improved printing (PostScript and PCL)
- database access (MySQL and DBF files)
- SciPlot graphics (Motif/LessTif only)
- cleaned up internals
- runs in character mode as well as in a GUI
- interface to CUPS to browse available printers
Details about recent changes are available in the ChangeLog file. There is a manually updated version of ChangeLog here, you can get the latest version from CVSWEB using a URL like http://subversions.gnu.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/~checkout~/oleo/ChangeLog?rev=1.150 but then you need to know the latest version number (1.150 at the time I write this).
The Oleo documentation is now also available online.
Intermediate versions are available through anonymous CVS, and their source can be browsed online through the cvs-web interface. The complete sources to Oleo are in the GNU CVS server at subversions.gnu.org. You can read more about this on http://www.gnu.org/software/devel.html.
These mailing list concern oleo:
- email@example.com for reporting (and reading about) bugs in oleo,
- send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,
- subscribe to bug-oleo (be sure to put the word subscribe in your subject line).
The GNU mailing lists maintain archives of the messages sent to it. The archives can be queried by E-mails whose subject starts with the word archive. By sending a message with subject archive help to email@example.com you will ask the server to send you a message with instructions for working with the archive server.
We recommend that you also send a message with the subject archive ls latest as "latest" is the name of a directory.
Please note that LessTif is a freely available replacement for OSF/Motif. LessTif is licensed by the GNU LGPL and can be obtained from www.lesstif.org.
Development of Oleo, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the discussion mailing list (see above).
- For development sources, bug and patch trackers, and other information, please see the Oleo project page at savannah.gnu.org.
- Oleo is currently being maintained by Delyan Raychev (delqn.com). Please use the mailing lists for contact.
Oleo is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.