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[Native App Request] Spreadsheet

asked 2014-10-18 20:33:37 +0300

melg01 gravatar image

updated 2014-11-26 11:01:27 +0300

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There are a few native apps for taking plain text notes (although some simple RTF or HTML formatting could be a nice addition), there is an excellent app for finger painting, but what I'm now really missing is a native spreadsheet app. Nothing high-end, no need to be able to read any popular spreadsheet formats (although CSV export and import would be nice), no graphics (maybe someone could port gnuplot instead?). Just a way of storing tabular data, maybe with some basic calculation functionality.

I was looking at the SailfishOS SDK, but not being a programmer will mean a steep learning curve for me. Although if someone could point me out to the correct way of using Qt GridView or even better Qt GridViewWidget, and maybe also some away of implementing a XML-parser or SQlite-connector for storing the data, I could try to do my first steps... :-)

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Just commenting my own post :-) Could this Qt-Widgets based code sample be ported to Jolla?


melg01 ( 2014-10-20 10:56:28 +0300 )edit

@melg01, yes, if you don't want to target store, no if you want. This code is based on QWidgets, so it is not acceptable for Harbour.

Sfiet_Konstantin ( 2014-10-23 14:44:07 +0300 )edit

Any alternative to QWidgets for table or grid views and the like, using only Sailfish Silica?? If I look at Silicas help, it seems far away for creating this kind of powerful apps, like spreadsheets, database management and so on.

melg01 ( 2014-10-26 22:26:59 +0300 )edit

I would love to be able to edit xls files natively. This is one of the features I am still missing and use an Android app meanwhile.

Didn't they open source the Documents app a while ago, or am I just dreaming? I tried to find a link, but I was not able to at the moment.

If the code is available, indeed, it should be a good reference for implementing more features.

Drekkarian ( 2014-10-27 00:47:59 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-10-27 15:14:45 +0300

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updated 2014-10-27 15:16:47 +0300

The Jolla Documents already has full support for spreadsheets, what you should be asking for is that Jolla releases the editor/creator part of the Documents app.

It is based on calligra office (from KDE project) which is based on Qt, so if Jolla doesn't step up, maybe someone else could do a different port of calligra office to Sailfish OS!

I'd say, take the plasma-active version (already adapted to mobile/touch and the mer SDK) and just make sure it runs well in Jolla, it shouldn't be too hard, for someone that knows what he's doing!

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Asked: 2014-10-18 20:33:37 +0300

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