Re: directly executable Gnumeric (was USB/CD version)

On Sun, 2005-07-08 at 18:22 +0000, Prof J C Nash wrote:
I apparently failed to make clear that my wish is to have an executable 
of Gnumeric (and other Gnome stuff too) that can be run from CD or USB. 
I've remastered Knoppix once (see, but that is a very 
different situation since one reboots. I'm looking to plug in a USB and 
run Gnumeric on a "foreign" system without installing it. Some Win apps 
and some Linux ones can be run this way, but I'm not familiar with the 
requirements for so doing.

Truthfully, there could be obstacles that render this idea infeasible, 
but clearly it could make it much easier to "show and tell" and also to 
get folk trying good applications.

At lewast under linux, since you could install virtually all of gnome +
gtk + other needed stuff in your home directory I don't see any
technical reasons why you could not build gnumeric + gnome+ gtk + ... in
such a way that all required stuff fits inside a directory structure on
a CD.

Personally I think showing off gnumeric ought to be done within a proper
linux environment and desktop so I fail to see the problem with
rebooting the system using a knoppix or gnoppix or other live cd.

Yes, I know that gnumeric is (unfortunately) also available for MS

Prof. Dr. Andreas J. Guelzow
Dept. of Mathematical & Computing Sciences
Concordia University College of Alberta

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