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Release Digest: GNOME, August 8, 2003

Aug 08, 2003, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])


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gcalctool v4.3.0




gcalctool is the desktop calculator that has been accepted for GNOME 2.4. 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 for the GNOME 2.4 (Beta1) call for tarballs.

Changes since the last version (4.2.103).

  • Fixed bug 118246. The display field can now take focus. The initial widget with focus is the Clr button. Thankyou Dennis Cranston.
  • Couple more translations (az, zh_CD). Thankyou Metin Amiroff and Wang Jian.



[Although some of the ftp mirrors may take a little while to sync].

Rich Burridge


OpenOffice.org build:

This package contains the Gnome integration work for OpenOffice.org, and a much simplified build wrapper, making an OO.o build / install possible for the common man.[1]

Changes in this release:


  • bug fixes
    • fix wrapper symlinkage / Makefile cruft.
    • default prefix to /usr
  • featurelets
    • oolink support for connectivity libraries


  • bug fixes
    • fix configuration patches (system fonts etc.)
    • icon composite fixes
    • register Gnome VFS UCP properly
    • linkoo checks for abs. path (Martin Kretzschmar)
    • bin bogus .desktop user install
    • fix ~/Documents as default save loc.
    • print/error dialog fix
    • delete/backspace switch in calc.
  • features
    • Tools->Word Count in menus
    • cleanup unzip code (Martin, Michael)
    • add web/math/template icons (Martin / Jimmac)
    • build / user guide updates
    • more build cleans
    • menu / check rendering forward-port

Package available from:


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[1] - assuming the common man has 4Gb+ of spare space and lots of idle

CPU time.
michael@ximian.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot