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Re: Old patches from Red Hat

From: Quentin Spencer
Subject: Re: Old patches from Red Hat
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 16:28:27 -0500
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Daniel J Sebald wrote:

Quentin Spencer wrote:

Since octave is being removed from Fedora for the upcoming release,

Really? Because of some non-GNU libraries? What's the point of getting Fedora then?

Sorry, it's being removed from Fedora Core (missing from the current test releases of Fedora Core 4), mainly I think because the distribution is now 4 CDs and they were looking for applications that are not widely used that could be moved to Fedora Extras. I have volunteered to maintain octave and related packages. If I understand correctly, Extras will be enabled by default in FC 4, so while you won't get octave in a CD installation of FC, it will be very easy to install a la Debian. This really is a good thing because you'll be able to stay more current with new releases without building your own, and the maintainer will be (hopefully) more familiar with octave and not apply wierd unnecessary patches to the code, and we won't have weekly bug reports sent in by people solving eigenvalue problems. Furthermore, the default FC version never came with FFTW, which it will now (I want to do ATLAS also, but I'm not promising it yet).


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