ANNOUNCE: GENIUS 1.0.2 the "Brown plastic bag" release

From: Jiri Lebl <>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 23:52:23 -0600

Genius is a general purpose calculator with many advanced capabilities.
To find out more go to:

Of course the time when you find out all the build problems and minor bugs
and annoyances is right after you make a release. So here is a small update
with a bunch of fixes.

In any case, Genius is one of the oldest GNOME projects, it has been the
original GNOME calculator before I got wild ideas about it doing absolutely
everything. It is programmable, has a powerful language and handles many fun
features including matlab like support for matrices, and nice 2D and 3D
plotting. The GUI version requires GNOME2 (at least glib2 if you don't want
a GUI) a recent enough GMP library and the MPFR library. You can still use
the command line version if you prefer non-gui interface.

Here are the news in 1.0.2:

* Symbolic deriative of erf, yay!
* @() works correctly with null as an empty range returning null (an empty
* Saner switching to scientific notation for floating point output
* Fix --disable-scrollkeep OMF file installation (Sebastian Dröge)
* Fix .desktop file (Sebastian Dröge)
* Fix extraneous space when prettyprinting fractions
* Fix leaving behind zombie processes when running programs from the IDE
* Fix building without gtksourceview
* Fix building with older gtk by not using GTK_STOCK_INFO
* Use the icon on our windows
* IsPerfectSquare works on rationals as it should
* don't mod arguments to trig functions ln, log10, log2, zeta, gamma,
  exp, round, trunc, floor, ceil, float, CompositeSimpsonsRule
* Translations (Yannig Marchegay, me)

I no longer run Fedora, but Ubuntu. So no more RPMS, but you should be able
to build RPMS with rpmbuild -ta <tarball>. Genius is now in the Ubuntu
repositories and hence this version should appear there at some point.

Have fun,

Jiri (I might as well stop using George, I'm using Jiri everywhere nowdays)

George <>
   I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much
   more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be
                       -- Richard P. Feynman
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