Sunday, June 08, 2008

Installing Wikicalc: the most beautiful OpenSource spreadsheets

As I indicated in my last post: WikiCalc is a collaborative spreadsheet operating on the principle of wiki. It is completely written in Perl. To install Wikicalc, nothing more simple, just start by installing the necessary tools for your good old Debian:
apt-get install apache2 libapache2-mod-perl2
Then download sources: wikicalc-1-0.tar.gz. Then can begin the installation process itself:
cd /var/www
tar xvzf wikicalc-1-0.tar.gz
ln -s wikicalc-1-0 wikicalc

Now you have to let the Wikicalc engine to be accessible from your Web server: compared to the configuration by default, you just need to add these few lines :

NameVirtualHost *

ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

DocumentRoot /var/www/wikicalc/

Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews ExecCGI
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi .pl
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
allow from all

Load Perl module:
a2enmod perl
restart /etc/init.d/apache2

To finish the installation, go to and follow the instructions ....

Now you can play with this imressive spreedsheat


Mathman said...

Heya wolverineX02. This is Mathman. Just popping in to say thanks for the LaTeX for blogger script, and that I took the liberty to extend it. Here's the link

Abhishek Parab said...

@ :
I installed greasemonkey and am sure it detected your script but when i go in the draft editor mode, I cannot see the Latex button :(
Please help!


Rajee said...

I did simileys what u explained step by step but it doesnt work even if I add program in edit html page. Pls help

Varsha Vipins said...

I installed you emoticons for ma blog.Thanks for that.:)
But the emoticons are not appearing,where it should,when I click on it.Its by default appearing on the end of the editing page.So its an extra effort to take it from there n paste on the desired location/Can you do anything about this?

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