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Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« on: May 29, 2007, 01:43:49 PM »
This are the open source on-line spreadsheets I found:


Have you found any other?

Which one's the best?
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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007, 01:18:54 AM »
After watching this terrific demo I have already made up my mind for the preferred Open Source Spreadsheet.

It is wikicalc. Check it out.
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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 10:39:48 AM »
Did anyone try the Zimbra spreadsheet?
Zimbra has a open source version of their product and they do seem to have web based documents and spreadsheets. I think we can take a look at their source it just might help us out.
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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 02:45:28 PM »
Wow, I forgot. Good thing you mentioned it.

I think Marcos and Ignacio did try it. It would be good to learn their opinions.

Zimbra is definitely a sister project we should be following, and maybe trying to work together.
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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 11:28:42 AM »
This is what I believe in a very abstract way what the spread sheet should simulate.

The online spread sheet is  broken down to cells
Each cell is like a wiki page with its own history
Each cell like a wiki page can have their own attributes
Operations on cells and combination of cells will be based on the attributes of the cell

Many wikis already have a spreadsheet plugin. A few examples below
http://doc.tikiwiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=Spreadsheet
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/SpreadSheetPlugin

But they are not exactly as feature rich as the other (namely editgrid or google spreadsheets) May be because we dont have a FCKspreadsheet  ;)


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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 05:15:21 PM »
This is what I believe in a very abstract way what the spread sheet should simulate.

The online spread sheet is  broken down to cells
Each cell is like a wiki page with its own history
Each cell like a wiki page can have their own attributes
Operations on cells and combination of cells will be based on the attributes of the cell

Many wikis already have a spreadsheet plugin. A few examples below
http://doc.tikiwiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=Spreadsheet
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/SpreadSheetPlugin

But they are not exactly as feature rich as the other (namely editgrid or google spreadsheets) May be because we dont have a FCKspreadsheet  ;)



Ok. Agreed on that definition.

The spreadsheet is a very tough one. Having done a simple "bird-eye view" of the lot (Zimbra still a miss) I am still going with wikicalc. Of course, a formal evaluation would be the way to decide this. That is no small task though  :-\
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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2007, 02:40:23 PM »
Could you have brief look at Zimbra and provide us a overview of how Zimbra has gone about it?
I cant because I right now dont have that infrastructure to setup Zimbra.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2007, 02:44:48 PM »
Will try it ASAP.  :)

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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2007, 05:20:49 PM »
I just tried Zoho spreadsheet and this is what I will have to say about a hypothetical web spreadsheet (a slight modification of the one I stated few post earlier)
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This is what I believe in a very abstract way what the spread sheet should simulate.

The online spread sheet is  a table of cells
Each save of the document creates a state or version of the spread sheet.
Each cell can have their own attributes (like color/type of data etc..)
Operations on cells and combination of cells will be based on the attributes of the cell - eg. mathematical functions - which actually make a table into a spread sheet.
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Any comments?

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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2007, 03:29:40 PM »
This is what I believe in a very abstract way what the spread sheet should simulate.

The online spread sheet is  a table of cells
Each save of the document creates a state or version of the spread sheet.
Each cell can have their own attributes (like color/type of data etc..)
Operations on cells and combination of cells will be based on the attributes of the cell - eg. mathematical functions - which actually make a table into a spread sheet.

Agreed.

After some further investigation (still shallow; I have to admit) and with the activeCollab approach in mind, I now think that TrimSpreadsheet would be the best candidate. It is simple, so that means easy to build upon.
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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2007, 12:00:44 AM »
Did you check the latest features added to pbwiki?
They have added spreadsheets to pbwiki using numsum.
Might give us some pointers.

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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2007, 12:02:57 PM »
No, I haven't. Thanks for the tip. I will try that too.

How do they do it? The sheets are hosted an NumSum's servers right? NumSum is not OpenSource right?

I did try Zimbra's demo, but didn't like the approach; you can only embed a spreadsheet in a word document. I downloaded the code, but I am still experimenting with TrimSpreadsheets, so didn't have time to take a look at it.
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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2007, 09:38:46 AM »

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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2008, 10:40:19 PM »
Any updates as to the pending or future integration of spreadsheet capabilities into OpenGoo?

thanks!

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Re: Open Source on-line spreadsheet
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2008, 11:36:53 AM »
We had a meeting about the topic on Tuesday ... the project is in progress and we expect results, soon ... I'll tell the component developers to post about this.
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