gcalctool v5.5.5 [unstable]
Posted on: 09/25/2004 07:08 AM

gcalctool v5.5.5 has been released

Gcalctool is the default GNOME desktop calculator.

It has Basic, Financial and Scientific modes. Internally it uses multiple precision arithmetic to produce results to a high degree of accuracy.

This release is targeted for the GNOME 2.9 development release. We are releasing early to get as much feedback as possible on the new features that have been added:

* support for arithmetic operator precedence.
* support for upto 30 places after the numerical point.

Note that gcalctool now requires the Gtk+ libraries that comes with GNOME 2.6 or later in order to build.

Changes since the last gcalctool version in the v5.5.X series: (5.5.0).

* Numerical answer localization and thousand separator support for arithmetic precedence mode.

* Fixed bug #152790. Most of the changes needed were already in CVS; there was one compiler warning that still needed to be removed.

* Storing the display value to a memory register was not updating the memory register window, if it was visible.

* Added in functionality to set the number of significant places > 9. There is a new menu item under the Acc menu called "Other (12) ...", where " ;(12)" is the current precision. It is in the same radio box group as the other Acc menu items. This menu item brings up a small popup allowing you to set precision between 0 and 30 significant places. The Acc button tooltip will show the current accuracy too.

* Fixed up numerous warnings generated by running lint on the gcalctool code. Removed unused variables and functions. Declared routines statically where possible.

* Fixed bug 148581. Changes to get latest gcalctool compiling on a BSD system.

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