ANNOUNCE: GENIUS 1.0.23 the "Yelp yelp I'm being oppressed" release

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

The main new thing in this release is that the help system has been ripped
out and replaced with just generated HTML files which are installed and
then genius can just direct a webbrowser towards them.  Links therefore now
work properly (much better than in yelp), it works from the command line
version, and it does not depend on gnome-common, nor does it introduce any
new build dependencies.  Yay!  There's also been a couple of improvements
on the "Examples" front.

In any case, Genius is one of the oldest GNOME projects going back to late
1997.  It was 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 1.0.23:

* Stop depending the build system on gnome-common
* Help is now built as HTML and displayed in the browser,
  meaning it actually works, links work, and it doesn't
  depend on any particular desktop environment being installed.
  The HTML help is also shown in the command line version when
  "manual" is run.
* New example for Duffing equation
* New example on traces of the Peano function
* Couple of fixes/improvements in the examples
* Fix a crash on SurfacePlotDrawLines/Points
* New translations (Enrico Nicoletto, Anders Jonsson, Wolfgang Stöggl,
  Rafael Fontenelle, Мирослав Николић, et moi)

* During making of these changes the author (Jiri) was partially supported by
  NSF grant DMS 1362337 and the Oklahoma State University

Genius is in Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, GARNOME, OpenSUSE, and probably other
distribution repositories, so check those.  Usually you want to install two
packages: genius and gnome-genius.  Of course, it will be a little bit before
this version hits those servers ...

Have fun,


Jiri (George) Lebl, or

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