Oleo has for a long time been GNU's spreadsheet.
Now there's not only Oleo but also Gnumeric, the
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
Oleo can be found on the main GNU ftp server:
(via HTTP) and ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/oleo/
(via FTP). It can also be found on the GNU mirrors;
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
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
you can get the latest version from CVSWEB using a URL like
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
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Please note that LessTif is a freely available replacement for OSF/Motif.
LessTif is licensed by the GNU LGPL and can be obtained from
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
- 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.