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Bug#309183: RFP: xxl -- Xxl is a small and fast graphical spreadsheet

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : xxl
  Version         : 2.1.2
  Upstream Author : Vincent Granet <vg@unice.fr>
* URL             : http://www.esinsa.unice.fr/xxl.html
* License         : GPL
  Description     : Xxl is a small and fast graphical spreadsheet

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NOTE: Debian packages available at this site.
Software Requirements: STk-4.0.1 , LaTeX

Xxl is a free graphical spreadsheet developed at the University of
Nice for Unix platforms. Xxl is written in STk and is based on the
tkTable widget. Xxl is designed to be simple, easy to use and user
friendly. The aim of xxl is not to compete with commercial
spreadsheets. The latter are often too complex for novices and
provides too much functionnalities for current usages. 

This last version of xxl provides a really fonctionnal spreadsheet for
small or middle-size sheets. The model it defines is similar to that
of all present-day spreadsheets. However, this model is limited and
has to be entirely revisited. Xxl should be a stable experimental
platform for future studies, in order to propose a reflexion and to
define tools for a new spreadsheet generation, more simple and secure
to use. This point of vue and more generally the xxl project is
described in this paper.

Main Features

    * relative and absolute references to cells and ranges
    * arithmetic, statistic, logic, time and string functions 
    * infinite arithmetic 
    * number of rows or cols is unlimited 
    * multi-sheets, number of sheets is unlimited 
    * deletion/insertion of rows/cols 
    * X cut and glue for move or copy operations 
    * X cut and glue also with other X clients 
    * sheet identification (title, author, date, ...) 
    * creating series 
    * sorting 
    * hiding and sticking rows and cols. 
    * printing and pre-viewing 
    * exported formats:  postscript, html, LaTeX, csv,  sylk 
    * imported formats: csv, sylk 
    * undo 
    * graphics using Blt (barchart, line) (special thanks to Brian Denheyer)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.11-1-686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ISO-8859-1) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US)

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