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Month: April 2015

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

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 22:46:42 -0400
On Tuesday 07 April 2015 20:45:41 Slávek Banko wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 of April 2015 11:58:28 Gene Heskett 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
> Actually, I tried now kcalc in Ubuntu 8.04 and I see no difference
> from kcalc in TDE R14.0.x.

Humm, now ancient memories are floating to the surface of my 80 yo wet 

I think I may have a box in the garage, an old HP of some sort, that may 
have the version needed, IIRC its Hardy Heron installed?  I'll have to 
clear off some of the midden heap on the workbench under it, hook up a 
monitor & see if it still boots.  That would give me a version number to 
look for.  I had originally set it up as an internet radio receiver for 
Pandora, but one of us didn't have a big enough pipe to make it work 
well, or the 1Ghz Athlon in that box was too slow, so its been a good 5 
or 6 years since it was powered up.

This may have to simmer on the back burner for a few days as its coming 
up on tax time here in the states plus I have a sump pump install in 
progress in the basement.  First things first IOW.

I'll check back in when I can confirm the kcalc version that still had 

Thanks Tim, and Slávek.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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