ANNOUNCE: gcalctool v5.21.0 [possibly unstable]

Gcalctool is the default GNOME desktop calculator.

It has Basic, Advanced, Financial and Scientific modes. Internally it
uses multiple precision arithmetic to produce results to a high degree
of accuracy.

This is an early unscheduled gcalctool release and doesn't coincide with
any GNOME release. It's been provided to solicit feedback for the changes
made since the last release, some of which are fairly major. If you find
any bugs, please file gcalctool bugs in GNOME Bugzilla on them.

Thanks to Sami Pietila, Christian Persch and Rémi Cardona for their great
help here.

Changes since the last gcalctool version (5.20.0):

* Fix for bug #326938 – Display cursor in input area; allow home and
end keys. This is in arithmetic precedence mode only.

* Fix for bug #484158 – Setting Accuracy was incorrect via the 0-9 places
menu items.

* Fix for bug #439087 – Gcalctool can't handle small physic constants
like the Boltzmann constant. The number of significant places has
been increased to 99 and the number of displayable digits has been
increased to 200. The online help has been adjusted to reflect these

Note that if you have something in the gcalctool display that is
wider than the display area, a scrollbar is shown, but the first
digit isn't properly displayed. The workaround here, is to enlarge
the size of the calculator window until the scrollbar goes away.
I believe this is a Gtk+ problem and have filed bug #482688 against

* Fixed bug #367738 – [doc] Square root documentation needs to be updated.
The entry in the online help now includes examples for both arithmetic
precedence and non-arithmetic precedence mode.

* Fixed bug #428571 – [doc] Repetitive usage of "use".


* Fixed bug #428573 – [doc] Spelling of logical gates.
The logical operations, And, Not, Or, Xor and Xnor now use uppercase
letters (AND, NOT, OR, XOR and XNOR) for both the buttons and in the
display area in arithmetic precedence mode. The gcalctool manual
pages and the online help have been updated accordingly.

The XOR operation in non-arithmetic mode was doing a multiplication

The result for the AND example in the online help was incorrect.

The syntax for using NOT in aritmetic mode is different then for
non-arithmetic mode. The online help example has been updated to
show both examples.

* Fixed bug #469245 – Hexadecimal input is not intuitive and
bug #455889 – Copy/paste of lower case hex letter does not work.
The hexadecimal digits have been changed back to their pre Sept
2003 (bug #118826) values of "a" - "f".

The following functions have also had their keyboard shortcuts
reverted back to their pre Sept 2003 upper-case values:

[A] - Set accuracy
[C] - Change sign
[D] - Double-declining depreciation
[E] - Enter an exponential number
[F] - User-defined functions

With copy/paste operations, where the user is pasting a string into
gcalctool, the copy buffer is now iterated over. If an "A", "B", "C",
"D" or "F" character is encountered, it will be converted to its
lowercase equivalent. If an "E" is found, and the next character is a
"-" or a "+", then it remains as an upper case "E" (it's assumed to be
a possible exponential number), otherwise its converted to a lower
case "e".

Displaying of hex digits in the gcalctool display will still be
in uppercase. Displaying of the "e" in an exponential number will
still be in lower-case.

The way to enter exponential numbers in arithmetic precedence mode
has changed. The following four examples should show you the new
correct syntax:

1 2 Exp + 8 = 1200000000
- 1 2 Exp + 8 = -1200000000
1 2 Exp - 8 = 0.00000012
- 1 2 Exp - 8 = -0.00000012

In both left-to-right precedence and arithmetic precedence modes, if
the user enters a numeric digit that is incorrect for the current
numeric base, this shouldn't be allowed and should not be entered
in the display.

The gcalctool documentation (and tooltips) have been updated to
reflect these changes.

* Fixed bug #479102 – memory registers dialogue should use ngettext.

* Fixed bug #478961 – GtkAaction use.

* Fixed bug #478964 – don't use deprecated gtk_widget_ref func.

* Fixed bug #478979 – show menu help in statusbar.

* Fixed bug #479064 – should use ngettext on the Acc button.

* Fixed bug #479097 – use gtkmessagedialog.

* Fixed bug #479066 – weird way to use gnome menus-have-icons setting.

Updated String Translations (thankyou!)

* Jorge Gonzalez - es.po: Updated Spanish translation
* Ignacio Casal Quinteiro - gl.po: Updated Galician Translation.

You can download this new version from:

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