Pierre Chatelier
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Chacha commented on 23 Jan 2014
Hi, I am the developer.
Honestly, I am very surprised for that good reviews, I really expected that utility to be definitely useless.

So, do not hesitate to make some feedback. For instance, somebody already told me that he would like a "mute" option. Because he plans to use it a lot. Really.

Well, I guess I will call it an "Aperture portal sound absorption field" :-)
[Version 1.0.0]

None (developer) commented on 11 Apr 2008

No, this thing is not retarded.
This is all written in the documentation : in Ruby, divisions are integers by default (1/2 = 0, but 1/2.0 = 0.5). This is usual, and useful to many people (like me).

But I have been reported that, indeed, people not familiar with that are easily confused, and I should put a warning on what RubyCalc does.
This warning does not yet appear on the download page, but it should soon.

I do not think that it is "ego-ware". This application is very useful to me, and I have spent time to package it as an app, a widget, a service so that people who are interested by it could use it. That's just sharing.
[Version 1.0.4]

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None (developer) replied on 13 Apr 2008

I agree with you on one point : this software is not for everyone. My mistake was that I did not warn people enough about what it does. I have recently added the "Caution" information to correct that.

But, you know, I am not selling this software. I am not marketing : my goal is not that 99% of people can use it. I repeat that : this software, at first, is for me. You seem to think that it should have be no more, but I keep saying that I can share it. At your question "who will use this software", I can answer : everybody that will find it useful. Even if it is one or two person in the world, I do not care, it does not cost anything.
You also think that the calculator is stupid, because of its behavior. Who needs a calculator that makes integer divisions ? Perhaps the same people that still use vi on the Unix command line rather than a rich text editor with a handy interface : because they need it at some particular time.

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None (developer) commented on 24 Feb 2007
I am sorry for the big regression introduced in version 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 about decimal point. That was the reason of failure on english systems for even simple maths (a workaround was to use spaces around operators).
This is fixed in version 1.0.3

And by the way : RubyCalc is a front-end to Ruby : that is true : it does not claim to be more. But it's handy (at least for me).


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