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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:07 am    Post subject: I only want libreoffice-calc, not the suite! Alternatives? Reply with quote

I only want libreoffice-calc, yet app-office/libreoffice installs the entire suite. Why? In theory, shouldn't shared code/logic be in a core package? I feel like I'm wasting a lot of time and clock cycles compiling the entire suite.

I'm trying to get used to Google sheets now, but are there any alternatives you guys like? I tried gnumeric, which only takes me ~15 minutes to compile, but it doesn't support csv and simple tasks such as deleting an empty sheet, deleting a column, or adding a row are slow even when the workbook just has a few formulas.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Btw, I didn't mean to sound ungrateful :oops:

Apologies!

Libreoffice-calc is actually pretty great, but I would prefer to keep my system minimalistic and my compile times down!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are in stable system you can use libreoffice-bin that is precompiled package.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impossible due to the way the project is structured, and no one has made an effort to split it in pieces upstream, they have other priorities.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about gnumeric?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some interesting links:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LibreOffice provides Appimages. It's packages that can be run without the need of installing anything.

https://www.libreoffice.org/download/appimage/
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fedeliallalinea wrote:
If you are in stable system you can use libreoffice-bin that is precompiled package.


True, but I want to continue the compile-from-source "theme". I don't mind spending a few hours compiling a package as long as I use it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grumblebear wrote:
What about gnumeric?


I tried and mentioned it:

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I tried gnumeric, which only takes me ~15 minutes to compile, but it doesn't support csv and simple tasks such as deleting an empty sheet, deleting a column, or adding a row are slow even when the workbook just has a few formulas.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, I didn't notice.

But gnumeric does support csv. On speed I cannot comment.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But then my text editor supports CSV as well. I wouldn't consider that much of a feature.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

asturm wrote:
But then my text editor supports CSV as well. I wouldn't consider that much of a feature.

Does it handle formulae as well as editing? Must be EMACS.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LinusTorvalds1 wrote:
fedeliallalinea wrote:
If you are in stable system you can use libreoffice-bin that is precompiled package.


True, but I want to continue the compile-from-source "theme". I don't mind spending a few hours compiling a package as long as I use it.

In case it wasn't clear, the answer is no. Use libreoffice-bin and be happy with it, or use libreoffice and be happy with that. Components are not available separately and, as you've already learned, alternatives are highly dysfunctional.
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