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authormbkma <[email protected]>2020-11-19 00:21:56 +0100
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-# Introduction.
+# MATE Calculator
-This is `mate-calc`, a fork of `gnome-calc`, the calculator application
-that was previously in the OpenWindows Deskset of the Solaris 8
-operating system.
-It incorporates a multiple precision arithmetic packages based on the
-work of Professor Richard Brent, who has also kindly given me
-permission to make it available.
-There is a single graphics driver for Gtk3 included with this release.
-## Getting started.
-The manual pages also describe how to use `mate-calc` in detail.
+## General Information
+MATE Calculator (*mate-calc*) started as a fork of *gnome-calc*, the calculator application
+that was previously in the OpenWindows Deskset of the Solaris 8
+operating system.
-## Calctool history.
+## Calctool history
Calctool was a project I worked on before I joined the OpenWindows
DeskSet engineering group at Sun. It was originally released to
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With its inclusion in the MATE CVS repository, it was renamed to
More recently, Sami Pietila provided arithmetic precedence support and
Robert Ancell converted the UI to use Glade.
+## Build/Installation
+MATE Calculator requires GTK+ (>= 3.22) and the [GNU MPFR]( and [GNU MPC]( libraries. For a complete list of dependencies see the [build.yml](
+Simple install procedure:
+$ ./ # Build configuration
+$ make # Build
+[ Become root if necessary ]
+$ make install # Installation
-## Acknowledgements.
+## Acknowledgements
-See the AUTHORS file.
+See the [AUTHORS]( file.
Suggestions for further improvement would be most welcome, plus bug
reports and comments.
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