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source code for previous versions

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: source code for previous versions
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 13:42:08 -0400

On 23-Aug-2005, Rick Smegal wrote:

|   I'm currently using a mission critical octave function that
| is broken for all versions of octave greater than 2.1.50.

In what way?  Whose function is it?  If you report the problem,
perhaps someone could help you fix it.

| Even though this function is about to be retired, I will
| find it instructive to get it working on later versions.
| However, for archival and documentation purposes, I should enclose
| the octave source package along with current function and data.
| QUESTION: where can I find the source (i686-pc-linux-gnu) for
| octave 2.1.50? It didn't seem to be available from the download
| page.


BTW, if you downloaded a binary copy of Octave, you should have been
able to get a copy of the exact sources that were used to build that
binary from the site that offered the binary, or a written offer to
provide the sources.  I think anything else would be a violation of
the GPL (section 3).  Note that it is not sufficient for people who
distribute binaries to merely point to, as those
sources may not be there forever, and users should be able to get
sources that correpsond exactly to the binaries they receive.



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