ANNOUNCE: gcalctool v5.5.5 [unstable]

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

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

For testing purposes, the default mode is currently to use Arithmetic
Operator Precedence. If this version of gcalctool is going into GNOME 2.10,
it is still to be decided whether it will remain the default there.

We are looking for folks to give this new version of gcalctool a good testing
and to report back any problems found as soon as possible. As with all new
code, it is expected there will be a few bugs lurking that need to be found
and fixed.

You can download this new version from:

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

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