|Summary:||please include gnumeric in the default installation|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Jody Goldberg <jody>|
|Component:||gnumeric||Assignee:||Caolan McNamara <caolanm>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
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|Last Closed:||2004-04-29 21:25:58 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Jody Goldberg 2002-10-30 22:50:24 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020913 Debian/1.1-1 Description of problem: I can understand the desire to simplify the menus and have only one spreadsheet entry, and OpenCalc is clearly more reasonable as that choice because it is part of a suite. However, Gnumeric offers significant elements not available or planned for OpenCalc that make it a better choice in several niches. Bury it as deeply in your menus as you need to for simplicity, but please install it by default. 1) It has a richer set of importers for legacy data. - Quattro - Applix - PlanPerfect to list a few widely deployed applications 2) It has significantly more and more accurate analytics. Including advanced pricers for financial derivatives, extensive random variant generation and analysis, and more highly accurate statistical routines. 3) Gnumeric's solvers are quite well advanced and support integer, and mixed integer programming. I won't waste space by going on. Suffice it to say that it is a mature app which offers useful features to core spreadsheet users. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Install RH8 without checking 'Install Everything' Additional info: Provide a placeholder bug to debate the re-inclusion of gnumeric in the default installation.
Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2004-04-29 21:25:58 UTC
caolan->jody: This bug is open for a long time now and I've just inherited it. Right now the status in fedora core 2 is that OpenOffice.org is still installed by default, while none of abiword/koffice/gnumeric/MagicPoint/gnucash are "default" installed though all are included with the FC2 dist. I know that gnumeric has some great strengths in some areas where is embarasses oocalc, but I also know that FC wants to keep things as simple as possible for the "default" options. Methinks OOo is sufficient as the only default spreadsheet, but thats the sort of a discussion which could take place on http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-devel-list if you still disagree.