The Internet, October 18, 2005 -- for immediate release.

Gnumeric 1.6 is Here!

The Gnumeric Team is pleased to announce the availability of Gnumeric version 1.6.0. This is the first publicly announced version of the new stable 1.6 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.

A little less than a year has passed since the release of the 1.4 series and many things have been improved:

Better Charting:
Several new types of charts have been added, and many features, such as regression lines, have been added.
Improved Accuracy:
While Gnumeric 1.4 was already the best available source for accuracy in statistical calculations, Gnumeric 1.6 is even better. We are continuing our behind-the-scenes cooperation with The R Project to make this happen. We have also added a new plugin supplying consistently named probability density, cumulative density, and reverse cumulative density functions to Gnumeric. The new function names mirror their R counterparts.
Win32 Build:
Our Win32 port is now mature enough for everyday use. We have improved the theming support of our custom widgets, so Gnumeric now looks and feels slighly more like a native application. The build might still have a few rough edges, but those are being worked on.
Right-to-Left Support:
We now support right-to-left oritentation of the sheets as well as for text within cells.

Getting Gnumeric

Gnumeric 1.6 is available from the Gnumeric home Page.

Looking Ahead

The 1.6 series is not the end of the line. You can see some of our future plans at our to-do list and our list of frequently asked questions contains the answers to common questions about features.


Gnumeric is the result of contributions from a lot of people. Currently active contributors are:

Team Gnumeric  
Morten WAll round powerhouse
Andreas GuelzowStats and so much more
Adrian CusterDocs
Emmanuel PacaudWidgets and charts
Ivan Wongwin32 builds
J.H.M. Dassen (Ray)1.4 series maintainer
Jean BrefortCharts
Jon K HellanWidget wizard
Stepan KasalBuild-system fixes

Gnumeric relies heavily on other projects: the Perl Compatible Regular Expression engine, The R Project, the GNU Linear Programming Kit, the lp_solve mixed integer programming solver, and of course GNOME.

Thanks are owed to the many people who have contributed patches during Gnumeric's development. Especially for the translators who wade through the tremendous volume of text in Gnumeric and deserve a lot of credit for dealing with the abstruse terms and jargon:

Abel Cheung, Adam Weinberger, Alessio Frusciante, Alexander Shopov, Alastair McKinstry, Andras Timar, Andrew Makhorin, Arief Mulya Utama, Artur Flinta, Asbullah Bin Pit, Carlos Perelló Marín, Changwoo Ryu, Christian Neumair, Christophe Fergeau, Christophe Merlet, Christopher James Lahey, Daniel Yacob, Danilo Segan , David Lodge, David Mosberger-Tang, Dom Lachowicz, Duarte Loreto, Etsushi Kato, Evandro Fernandes Giovanini, Fatih Demir, Francisco Javier F. Serrador, Frédéric Parrenin Funda Wang, German Poo-Caamaño, Gil "Dolfin" Osher, Guntupalli Karunakar, Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira, Gustavo Noronha Silva, Jan Morén, John Gill Jordi Mallach, Jukka Pekka, Kjartan Maraas, Kostas Papadimas, Metin Amiroff, Miloslav Trmac, Nick Lamb, Nikos Charonitakis, Pablo Gonzalo del Campo, Pablo Saratxaga, Priit Laes, Raphael Higino, Robert Sedak, Rodrigo Moya, Stanislav Visnovsky, Stepan Kasal, Takeshi AIHANA, Tomasz Koczko, Tommi Vainikainen, Valek Filippov, Vincent van Adrighem, Wang Jian, Yukihiro Nakai