Gnumeric 1.9.7 aka "TBD" is now available.

The Gnumeric Team is pleased to announce the availability of Gnumeric version 1.9.7. This release requires the concurrently released goffice 0.7.6 and libgsf 1.14.13.

This is a bugfix release. The most notable fix is for a problem introduced in 1.9.4 causing xls files saved in Gnumeric not to be readable by Excel. Resaving with Gnumeric 1.9.7 fixes the issue.

Attention packagers: goffice no longer depends on libgnome, libgnomeui, and gnome-vfs. (To get the full benefit of this, make sure libgsf is not compiled to require gnome-vfs and bonobo.)

Attention packagers: please do not ship goffice with equation enabled.

  • Andreas
    • Fix some divergence between character weight in the label properties dialog and the label itself.
    • Add interface to format cell comments.
    • Fix printing of sheet objects whose text intersects with markup. [Bug 581125].
    • Load meta data from gnumeric files [Bug 578607].
  • Jean
    • Do not crash in render_value for NULL values. [Bug 581120].
  • Jody
    • XLSX start reading external refs.
    • XL2003-XML enable the use of builtin formats, and drop '.sml' kludge.
    • Add pref entry to set default value of autosave.
  • Morten
    • Fix xls save problem with sheets that are too big for the format.
    • Fix global-name .gnumeric warning. [Bug 580227].
    • Fix tooltip positioning. [Bug 580358].
    • Fix xlst export problem. [Bug 580360].
    • Fix size of sheets loaded from Applix files.
    • Fix problem with global names shadowed by sheet names. [Bug 306686].
    • Fix relocation problem with expressions using names. [Bug 552749].
    • Fix fullscreen toolbar issues. [Bug 574603].
    • Fix various R1C1 bugs.
    • Fix precision for xml saving inside graphs.
    • Fix long-sheet-name GUI issue. [Bug 580837].
    • Fix dependency problem with names. [Bug 581117].
    • Fix style-allocation screwup.
    • Fix xls export performance problem. [Bug 581378].
    • Fix xls export issue that made files readable by Gnumeric only.
    • Fix autofill crash. [Bug 581589].
    • Fix gnumeric crash exporting polygons. [Bug 581394].