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Re: [trinity-users] kcalc, revisited, FEATURE REQUEST

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 22:24:54 -0400
On Tuesday 07 April 2015 19:48:16 Slávek Banko wrote:
> On Wednesday 08 of April 2015 00:11:39 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Tuesday 07 April 2015 17:50:58 Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > > > Hi all;
> > > >
> > > > I did solve the previous complaint about the TDE version of
> > > > kcalc losing its binary input and bitfield display, by making
> > > > two links in the menu's, one to the old KDE kcalc, and one to
> > > > the TDE kcalc.
> > > >
> > > > But I/we have another problem.  Back around kubuntu 6.04 LTS
> > > > time, kcalc had a pair of menu macros to do inch to metric, and
> > > > metric to inch.
> > > >
> > > > By ubu 10.04 LTS, those disappeared, apparently never to be seen
> > > > again.
> > > >
> > > > Whats chances those could be resurrected for the R14.2 version
> > > > of TDE?
> > > >
> > > > Surely the older codebase still exists someplace, and for us who
> > > > live in both worlds as I was in electronics for 55 years of my
> > > > working life, and that pair of macro's were, while they existed,
> > > > handier than bottled beer & sliced bread in keeping the two
> > > > measurement worlds on the same page around my piece of this
> > > > planet. But now its gone.  Sniff...
> > > >
> > > > Cheers, Gene Heskett
> > >
> > > I don't have the Ubuntu source archive from that long ago; if you
> > > can dig up a working source (I need the source .debs, not the
> > > binary .debs) it should be trivial to port.
> > >
> > > Tim
> >
> > Gah, obviously I don't either Tim. Have the older repos at ubuntu,
> > say for 8.04LTS been recycled by now? I would hope not, but lemme
> > see what google upchucks.  Looks like the src repo's are the first
> > to go, nothing older than 10.04 LTS and that is at least a version
> > newer.
> >
> > I'll ask on the kubuntu list.


And here is the reply that query generated:
From Colin Watson:

Depending on just how old you mean, as kcalc was at one point part of
kdeutils and was later split out into its own source package:

  <https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdeutils>
  <https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kcalc>

The main display here only shows Ubuntu releases that are still
supported, but you can get to everything from the "View full publishing
history" or "View full change log" links at the top right.

Which looks like a promising starting point.

> > Thanks Tim.
>
> Ubuntu 8.04 == KDE 3.5.9 => kcalc is from source package kdeutils
> 3.5.9 => see sources in
> http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/k/kdeutils/

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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