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Re: Package system

From: Søren Hauberg
Subject: Re: Package system
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 17:56:33 +0200

I just updated the code to include some documentation. You can get it
from http://hauberg.org/octave-package/package-0.2.1.tgz


ons, 19 10 2005 kl. 19:44 +0200, skrev Soren Hauberg:
> Hi,
> I just turned in a larger project for school, so now I have some time to
> look at package management. Here's a summary of what's cooking in the
> land of package systems, for details see
> http://hauberg.org/octave-package/
> == Good news ==
> I think the package system is fully implemented, with support for the
> following:
>   *) Dependency checking at install and uninstall time.
>   *) Multible installation roots, meaning it is possible to have
> per-user packages on multi-user systems.
>   *) Octave-forge packages 'signal' and 'image' was very easy to port,
> so I assume the rest of Octave-forge will be too.
> == Bad news ==
> 1) There's currently alot of code. It's all written in .m files and the
> code should be pretty easiy to read once you get the structure of a
> package. But still, there's alot of code.
> 2) Some of the code is not system-independent, and might not be easily
> ported to platforms other then *nix. I haven't worked on another
> platform then Linux for years, so I really don't know.
> 3) There's currently no other documentation.
> /Soren

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