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Re: Octave 4.2 binary + all packages in Linux ?

From: Cameron Taggart
Subject: Re: Octave 4.2 binary + all packages in Linux ?
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:56:44 +0300

Nice work Alexander!

It would be great if the distribution mechanism for software could now be figured out. It would be great to have a place for official versioned builds, so that all we would have to do is:

sudo flatpak install

Or even just:
sudo flatpak install

A flatpakref just points to the place to download the files with a gpg to verify the software. It could be a server or simply Amazon S3.

I spent a couple of days figuring out how to host the flatpak on Amazon S3. I put together a presentation and video, which you can get the links from my blog post:

This shows how to make this:
sudo flatpak install

Using flatpak, there would no longer be delays for Linux builds and you could update this page:

On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 6:51 AM, Alexander Wilms <address@hidden> wrote:

Hi again,

I just found this bug report:

Adding the environment variable LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=1 works around the plotting bug.


On 19.08.2017 19:04, alexander-wilms wrote:
Hi everyone,

I created a Flatpak of Octave a while back. So far the only issue I noticed
is that it freezes when trying to plot using the Qt backend.

The package will be added to Flathub ( in a few weeks,
as soon as the KDE runtime is available there as well:

If you want to try it, you can clone, switch to the org.gnu.Octave
branch, initialize the submodule and run

flatpak remote-add kderuntime --from
flatpak install kderuntime org.kde.Platform 5.9
flatpak install kderuntime org.kde.Sdk 5.9
flatpak-builder --repo=octave-repo octave org.gnu.Octave.json
flatpak remote-add --no-gpg-verify octave-repo octave-repo
flatpak install octave-repo org.gnu.Octave
flatpak run org.gnu.Octave

If any Octave developer is interested, he could get push-access to the
Flathub repository.

Kind regards,

Alexander Wilms

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