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Compiling Octave -- Necessary Terminal Libraries?

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Compiling Octave -- Necessary Terminal Libraries?
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 01:10:43 -0600 (CST)

On 20-Nov-1999, Matthew W. Roberts <address@hidden> wrote:

| I recently downloaded the latest source for Octave (octave-2.1.21)
| and tried to compile.  During configuration I got the following
| message:
| configure: warning: I couldn't find -ltermcap, -lterminfo,
|       -lncurses, -lcurses, or -ltermlib!
| So, do I need all of these?  Or just some of them.  My disk space
| is somewhat tight so I don't want to install more development
| libraries than I need.  This information would be a good to add
| to the FAQ section that discusses requirements to compile octave.

You need at least one.

| Also, I was impressed by the number of new functions (in control,
| anyway) for the development version.  Is octave going to be launched
| as a release version anytime soon?

A new stable release will be made when it is ready.  That's about as
good a guess as I can make.  Years of experience have led me to avoid
trying to make predictions about how long it takes to write software.


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