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    Default Best calculator for KDE?

    Is there a calculator like gcalctool for KDE? I want a calculator that shows the equation in progress. For example, gcalctool will show this as I type:
    1+2+3+4+(5/6)

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    Default Re: Best calculator for KDE?

    You obviously looked at KCalc and noticed it's different from gcalctool. If it's really a big deal to see the equation in progress, why don't you use gcalctool? You can easily run GNOME apps under KDE...? I run Evolution, for example, without problems.
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    Default Re: Best calculator for KDE?

    I just found an awesome solution! Speedcrunch
    Check it out here: SpeedCrunch - fast and usable calculator

    Abakus also looked interesting, but I didn't try it yet (and might not get around to it given how well Speedcrunch works).

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    Just went over to my Ubuntu desktop and installed Qalculate. Wow! Both Speedcrunch and Qalculate are really impressive.

    Qalculate! - the ultimate desktop calculator

    Is Qalculate available in the standard openSUSE 11.2 repositories? I didn't find it.

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    Default Re: Best calculator for KDE?

    Quote Originally Posted by MountainX
    Just went over to my Ubuntu desktop and installed Qalculate. Wow! Both
    Speedcrunch and Qalculate are really impressive.

    'Qalculate! - the ultimate desktop calculator'
    (http://qalculate.sourceforge.net)

    Is Qalculate available in the standard openSUSE 11.2 repositories? I
    didn't find it.
    Hi
    http://software.opensuse.org/search?...=1&q=Qalculate

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Thank you! That's a great link.
    Which version do I install for openSUSE 11.2 64bit KDE? I'm thinking it must be this one:
    KDE:KDE4:Community/openSUSE_11.2_KDE_43
    but there are lots of very similar choices.

    People seem to advise against using 1-click installs. So I added the repository manually. Should I leave it enabled? Change the priority?

    Does the following look correct? I'm having a hard time seeing which repository Qalculate was installed from, based on this output.

    me@thinkpad:~> sudo zypper in qalculate
    root's password:
    Retrieving repository 'Packman' metadata [done]
    Building repository 'Packman' cache [done]
    Retrieving repository 'Updates for openSUSE 11.2-0' metadata [done]
    Building repository 'Updates for openSUSE 11.2-0' cache [done]
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Resolving package dependencies...

    The following NEW packages are going to be installed:
    cln libqalculate4 qalculate

    3 new packages to install.
    Overall download size: 1.6 MiB. After the operation, additional 8.5 MiB will be
    used.
    Continue? [y/n/?] (y): y
    Retrieving package cln-1.3.1-56.1.x86_64 (1/3), 528.0 KiB (1.7 MiB unpacked)
    Retrieving: cln-1.3.1-56.1.x86_64.rpm [done (266.8 KiB/s)]
    Installing: cln-1.3.1-56.1 [done]
    Retrieving package libqalculate4-0.9.6-1.1.x86_64 (2/3), 780.0 KiB (3.4 MiB unpacked)
    Retrieving: libqalculate4-0.9.6-1.1.x86_64.rpm [done (15.2 KiB/s)]
    Installing: libqalculate4-0.9.6-1.1 [done]
    Retrieving package qalculate-0.9.6-1.1.x86_64 (3/3), 357.0 KiB (3.3 MiB unpacked)
    Retrieving: qalculate-0.9.6-1.1.x86_64.rpm [done (60.8 KiB/s)]
    Installing: qalculate-0.9.6-1.1 [done]

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    Default Re: Best calculator for KDE?

    OK, this answers at least one of my questions:

    me@thinkpad:~> zypper wp qalculate
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    S | Name | Type | Version | Arch | Repository
    --+-----------+---------+-----------+--------+-------------------------------------------
    i | qalculate | package | 0.9.6-1.1 | x86_64 | Community_openSUSE_11.2_KDE_43
    v | qalculate | package | 0.9.6-1.1 | i586 | Community_openSUSE_11.2_KDE_43

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    Now that I have it installed, how do I run it? In Ubuntu when I installed Qalculate, the installer created a menu item. That didn't happen in openSUSE. And trying to launch it from the command line doesn't work either.

    > qalculate
    If 'qalculate' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this:
    cnf qalculate
    > cnf qalculate
    qalculate: command not found

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    I didn't expect it to be so difficult to get qalculate running on openSUSE...

    Did I install the right package?
    Does this version come with a GUI?
    Why didn't it create a menu item?
    How do I launch the GUI?
    Do I need to change/remove the repository settings now that I have installed it?
    Sorry for all the questions, but I'd like to learn this stuff.

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    Default Re: Best calculator for KDE?

    Quote Originally Posted by MountainX View Post
    Did I install the right package? NO
    Does this version come with a GUI? NO
    Why didn't it create a menu item? It was not the GUI version
    How do I launch the GUI? N/A
    Do I need to change/remove the repository settings now that I have installed it? ???
    I have not been able to find qalculate-kde for openSUSE 11.2
    Can anyone help? Thanks

    (Will Fedora RPM's work? http://dries.ulyssis.org/ayo/package...-kde/info.html)
    Last edited by MountainX; 15-Dec-2009 at 17:17. Reason: link

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