|| ||Michael Pyne <pynm0001-AT-comcast.net>|
|| ||[kde-announce] Abakus 0.90 release.|
|| ||Sun, 14 Aug 2005 03:26:55 -0400|
Abakus version 0.90 has just been released.
-- What is it? --
Abakus is a calculator for KDE with a significantly different GUI style than
most calculators you may be used to. It was inspired by a rant the author
saw online (which you can view at http://dot.kde.org/1096309744/).
Unfortunately, the code included with the rant wasn't really suited to fast
startup, and was kind of limited besides, so I decided to do something about
The result is a calculator tuned for the way we work on computers. There are
no simulated buttons, no digits to click on. Instead, you just type your
expression in, and hit Enter.
Abakus supports variables (including the automatic last-result variable, ans),
user-defined functions, and the rest of the basics.
It also has a compact mode should you ever need to put it always-on-top, and
rather nice drag-and-drop, including a little bubble showing you exactly what
-- Wow, you filled a massive gaping hole in my life, where can I find this? --
Please visit the homepage at http://grammarian.homelinux.net/abakus/ for more
information, and screenshots.
- Michael Pyne
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