ANNOUNCE: GENIUS 1.0.11 the "term.h is evil" release

From: Jiri Lebl <>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 23:13:42 -0700

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

It turns out that term.h is an evil evil evil include. It may (on some
systems) do preprocessor defines for things like "buttons" which
totally hoses everything. Thanks to Stephan Hegel for finding the root
of this.

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 support for matrices, rational numbers, 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 1.0.11:

* Build fix for some versions of ncurses (Stephan Hegel)
* Minor documentation updates

* For some of the changes the author (Jiri) was partially supported by
  NSF grant DMS 0900885 and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Genius is in Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, GARNOME and probably other distribution
repositories, so check those. Usually you wan to install two packages:
genius and gnome-genius (perhaps also gnome-common on some distros). Of
course it will be a little bit before this version hits those servers ...

Have fun,


Jiri (George) Lebl, or
Received on Fri Sep 10 2010 - 01:14:10 CDT

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