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GNU MPC 1.0 "Fagus silvatica" released
Posted Jul 23, 2012 13:09 UTC (Mon) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
Posted Jul 23, 2012 15:10 UTC (Mon) by coriordan (guest, #7544)
This is the first release of MPC as a GNU project, so it was originally written independently of the GNU project, so the motives for it being developed in the first place don't come from GNU.
Posted Jul 23, 2012 15:56 UTC (Mon) by JohnLenz (subscriber, #42089)
I was curious to see how old the projects were, and revision 1 of MPC was January 2003. PARI is a little older at September 1999 but it seems like those early versions of PARI had some wierd non-commercial license. Maybe MPC was started before PARI switched to the GPL? In any case, they are both old projects.
Posted Jul 23, 2012 19:27 UTC (Mon) by ballombe (subscriber, #9523)
To cut any speculation: the MPC developers were well-aware of PARI/GP when they decided to write MPC (and conversely, the PARI/GP developers were well-aware of MPC development).
MPC is built on exclusively top of GMP, PARI is not
Posted Jul 23, 2012 16:51 UTC (Mon) by stevenj (guest, #421)
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