Saturday, April 03, 2010

GCalctool 5.28 in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

I've made a PPA containing GCalctool 5.28 backported to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. To install use the following commands:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:robert-ancell/gcalctool-528
$ sudo apt-get install gcalctool-528


(Provided so you can run the Karmic gcalctool in Lucid if the interface is more useful to you).

(UPDATE: We've decided to stick with GCalctool 5.28 for Lucid so this PPA is obsolete).

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Um, I have gcalctool 5.30 in Ubuntu 10.04 now so I don't understand the point.

LGB said...

Still 1st of April? :) I have 5.30 without this PPA! And backported from where? Or is 10.10 repo is already open?

Anonymous said...

I don't think author really ment backported. GCalctool-5.28 is far better than 5.30, especially for programmers. New version just sucks in numbers conversion.

mvniekerk said...

Thank you Robert, this is awesome.
It is easy to switch to hex/bin/oct with the x_2 / x_16 / x_8 buttons, but how to switch back to decimal no one knows.

The little green man with a snowboard on his back said...

I don't know what you're doing, but this keeps creeping up on planet.ubuntu.com for the past week.

tom wright said...

Why is this being reverted? IMO the newer version is much better.

Robert Ancell said...

While 5.30 is much better in a lot of respects it does make using hexadecimal numbers harder. As users of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS could be potentially using it for 1.5 years this could cause problems for a significant number of users.

We will provide 5.31 in 10.10 so you will only have to wait 6 months for the new version to be standard (with an improved user interface). In the mean time I will make the latest version available in a PPA for Lucid users.

DarylO said...

Robert, is there any way to port the coloured theme from Maverick over to Oneiric?

Unknown said...

Robert, is there any way to bring over the coloured theme from Maverick to Oneiric?