|| ||"Morten Welinder" <mortenw-AT-gnome.org>|
|| ||"Gnumeric Mailing List" <gnumeric-list-AT-gnome.org>,
"Gnome Announcement List" <gnome-announce-list-AT-gnome.org>|
|| ||Gnumeric 1.8 Series Released|
|| ||Tue, 29 Jan 2008 09:31:32 -0500|
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The Gnumeric Team is pleased to announce the availability of Gnumeric
This is the first publicly announced version of the new stable 1.8 series.
We have worked hard at producing the best available spreadsheet for a wide range
of applications from simple numerical scratch pad, financial analytical tool, to
scientific number cruncher.
It has been a little more than two years since the release of the 1.6
series and many
things have been improved:
* Improved Graphs
There are several new types of charts. Further, we now support
regression lines fully.
* New Print Engine
Gnumeric now uses the Gtk+ library's printing engine. This fixes a
number of printing
problems caused by the unmaintained Gnome Print library. That being said, it
appears that Gtk Print (and/or lower level libraries) still has
major issues on Win32.
* Improved Function Compatibility
In order to facilitate spreadsheet sharing for users of Gnumeric
with users of other
spreadsheets, we strive to make the sheet functions sematically
equivalent to their
Excel counterparts, insofar Excel has such counterparts. However, we do not
replicate bugs, inaccuracies, or arbitrary limits on for example
To this end, we have improved and automated our test suite.
* Improved and Extended File Format Support
Most import and export filters have seen significant improvements.
the XLS loader now handles charts much better. We also now have a certain
level of support for ODF and OOXML import and export.
For further release notes, see
For lists of issues fixed during the 1.7 development cycle, see
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