./math/xlife, John Horton Conways Game of Life

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 5.0nb6, Package name: xlife-5.0nb6, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

Apparently first published in Martin Gardner's column in Scientific
American magazine in the early 1970's, John Horton Conway's "Game of
Life" launched great interest in the nascent field of cellular automata.
The model (for it's not really a "game") manifests surprisingly complex
behavior with only a few simple rules. Many of the technical papers,
articles, and books inspired by the simulation are only now finding
their way onto the World Wide Web.

Many of the folks who were captivated by the original article would
have done their explorations with pencil and paper. Now with "xlife",
whether you hope to gain profound insight into the nature of life,
the universe, and everything, or whether you just enjoy watching the
"puffer trains" crash into each other, you can explore the simulation
easily, on your workstation. The program supports a nearly infinite
playfield, and allows you to zoom in and zoom out, speed up and slow
down, so you can see all the action. Moreover, it can save and load
patterns, and the package even includes a couple of programs to convert
between popular formats.

A sample of significant and interesting starting patterns is included,
and a few minutes spent with a search engine will likely turn up lots
and lots more.


Required to build:
[pkgtools/x11-links]

Master sites:

SHA1: 168edb2c8bdeb1689fea82c56db76e85aeeed43e
RMD160: cbfcc570832337ba51703ad5fe86822aa0c5ad7d
Filesize: 209.199 KB

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   2015-11-04 00:33:46 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (262)
Log message:
Add SHA512 digests for distfiles for math category

Problems found locating distfiles:
	Package dfftpack: missing distfile dfftpack-20001209.tar.gz
	Package eispack: missing distfile eispack-20001130.tar.gz
	Package fftpack: missing distfile fftpack-20001130.tar.gz
	Package linpack: missing distfile linpack-20010510.tar.gz
	Package minpack: missing distfile minpack-20001130.tar.gz
	Package odepack: missing distfile odepack-20001130.tar.gz
	Package py-networkx: missing distfile networkx-1.10.tar.gz
	Package py-sympy: missing distfile sympy-0.7.6.1.tar.gz
	Package quadpack: missing distfile quadpack-20001130.tar.gz

Otherwise, existing SHA1 digests verified and found to be the same on
the machine holding the existing distfiles (morden).  All existing
SHA1 digests retained for now as an audit trail.
   2015-08-18 09:31:20 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (282)
Log message:
Bump all packages that depend on curses.bui* or terminfo.bui* since they
might incur ncurses dependencies on some platforms, and ncurses just bumped
its shlib.
Some packages were bumped twice now, sorry for that.
   2015-03-15 15:54:19 by Tobias Nygren | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
needs curses
   2012-10-26 22:39:57 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (5)
Log message:
Fix missing includes. Add missing value in return.
   2012-09-12 01:04:36 by Aleksej Saushev | Files touched by this commit (180)
Log message:
"user-destdir" is default these days
   2009-12-12 20:19:00 by Aleksej Saushev | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Support staged installation.
   2009-06-14 22:47:53 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (10)
Log message:
Convert @exec/@unexec to @pkgdir or drop it.
   2009-06-14 20:05:51 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (88)
Log message:
Remove @dirrm entries from PLISTs