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ET_ 2012-03-20 13:20

Primo
 
A new version is out:

v4.0.0 - alpha 14 (March 16, 2012)

Fixed a bug concerning the new class invariants added to v. alpha 13. Due to this bug, a certification could be aborted by Primo (internal error 4.0.2.1) during the phase #2. Thanks to Frank Schickel who reported it.

Luigi

ET_ 2012-05-11 09:05

New version.

v4.0.0 - alpha 15 (May 10, 2012)

Sieve upper bound increased up to 2[sup]32[/sup].
Fixed a bug concerning the new class invariants added to v. alpha 13. Thanks to Ed Hall who reported it.
Minor cosmetic changes.


Luigi

Stargate38 2012-05-12 21:50

Why isn't the Windows version being updated? :huh: The most recent Windows version is Sep 2010.

schickel 2012-05-13 02:08

[QUOTE=Stargate38;299281]Why isn't the Windows version being updated? :huh: The most recent Windows version is Sep 2010.[/QUOTE]I think you'll find the major reason is contained in the news story that marcel has linked on his home [URL="http://www.ellipsa.eu/"]page[/URL].

[SIZE="1"]The headline is "Patent War - Microsoft Sues Andriod Retailers". The net result is his discontinuation of anything Windows based completely (Primo and a large integer package he had avilable...)[/SIZE]

I have been very successful installing and running the Linux version in [URL="https://www.virtualbox.org/"]VirtualBox[/URL]. In fact, the Linux version single-threaded in vbox is faster than the native Win32 version from 2010 on the same machine....and it really tears up the PRPs when run with six threads!

Dubslow 2012-05-13 03:16

[QUOTE=schickel;299293]I think you'll find the major reason is contained in the news story that marcel has linked on his home [URL="http://www.ellipsa.eu/"]page[/URL].

[SIZE="1"]The headline is "Patent War - Microsoft Sues Andriod Retailers". The net result is his discontinuation of anything Windows based completely (Primo and a large integer package he had avilable...)[/SIZE]

I have been very successful installing and running the Linux version in [URL="https://www.virtualbox.org/"]VirtualBox[/URL]. In fact, the Linux version single-threaded in vbox is faster than the native Win32 version from 2010 on the same machine....and it really tears up the PRPs when run with six threads![/QUOTE]

I've always wondered how hard it would be to get a 'critical mass' of developers to stop developing for Windows entirely. Obviously corporations wouldn't go for it (except Apple), but the *nix community is pretty big (and sort of includes Apple)...

Stargate38 2012-05-13 11:40

When is he ever going to make this program open source? That could allow someone to make a Windows version. Why would that make him stop making it? I really want an updated Windows version! Where can I get the NX, ECB, and CPG packages?

ET_ 2012-07-24 07:37

New version:

v4.0.0 - alpha 16 (July 24, 2012)
[LIST][*]Sieve lower bound set to 2[sup]22[/sup] instead of 2[sup]20[/sup].[*] Slightly faster multiplication (about 10%) with very big numbers.[/LIST]
Luigi

Stargate38 2012-12-03 22:38

When in the Universe is the Windows version of Primo going to be continued?
 
PLEASE continue Primo for Windows! I want a newer Windows version that will run as fast as the Linux Version! My current Linux (Lighthouse64) won't run Primo! WHY on EARTH would "Patent War - Microsoft Sues Android Retailers" make you discontinue Primo (and all other Windows programs)? :huh: In my opinion, that just doesn't make any sense. Also, I know I said this 6.5 months ago, but WHERE can I download the NX, ECB, and CPG packages? I want those real bad, along with the complete Primo source code. :cry:

Batalov 2012-12-04 00:19

Why on earth are you posting this here?
Marcel is not here!

Stargate38 2012-12-04 01:10

I thought he was a member. Sorry. I'll try E-mailing him in the morning. His address is on the Primo website.

Batalov 2012-12-04 02:46

[QUOTE=Stargate38;320393]WHY on EARTH would "Patent War - Microsoft Sues Android Retailers" make you discontinue Primo (and all other Windows programs)? [/QUOTE]
This is an incorrect statement. The program is still available. Its support and maintenance are stopped. I don't see anything wrong with that position. In order to support the product on Windows, he would need to [I]use[/I] Windows which he apparently detests and stopped using.


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