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Old 2012-03-20, 13:20   #1
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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.

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Old 2012-05-11, 09:05   #2
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New version.

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

Sieve upper bound increased up to 232.
Fixed a bug concerning the new class invariants added to v. alpha 13. Thanks to Ed Hall who reported it.
Minor cosmetic changes.


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Old 2012-05-12, 21:50   #3
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Why isn't the Windows version being updated? The most recent Windows version is Sep 2010.

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Old 2012-05-13, 02:08   #4
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Why isn't the Windows version being updated? The most recent Windows version is Sep 2010.
I think you'll find the major reason is contained in the news story that marcel has linked on his home page.

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...)

I have been very successful installing and running the Linux version in VirtualBox. 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!
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I think you'll find the major reason is contained in the news story that marcel has linked on his home page.

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...)

I have been very successful installing and running the Linux version in VirtualBox. 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!
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)...
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Old 2012-05-13, 11:40   #6
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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?

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Old 2012-07-24, 07:37   #7
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New version:

v4.0.0 - alpha 16 (July 24, 2012)
  • Sieve lower bound set to 222 instead of 220.
  • Slightly faster multiplication (about 10%) with very big numbers.

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Old 2012-12-03, 22:38   #8
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Angry 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)? 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.

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Old 2012-12-04, 00:19   #9
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Why on earth are you posting this here?
Marcel is not here!
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I thought he was a member. Sorry. I'll try E-mailing him in the morning. His address is on the Primo website.

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WHY on EARTH would "Patent War - Microsoft Sues Android Retailers" make you discontinue Primo (and all other Windows programs)?
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 use Windows which he apparently detests and stopped using.
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