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Re: [OctDev] Test web-site of new octave-forge web-site including all pa

From: David Bateman
Subject: Re: [OctDev] Test web-site of new octave-forge web-site including all packages
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 10:44:15 +0200
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John W. Eaton wrote:
> On 10-Oct-2006, David Bateman wrote:
> | If you'd like to see what Soren and I have been working on for
> | octave-forge and the package manager, please look at the test website
> | http://octave.dbateman.org I'm hosting on my home machine.
> This is looking good, and I think it will help a lot to allow people
> to download and install just the packages that they want rather than
> encouraging everything from Octave Forge to be installed at once.
> Here are some comments:
> I think it is fine to have a page that looks similar to the Octave web
> page, but to avoid confusion, perhaps we should at least use a
> different graphic.  Would someone out there like to propose a logo of
> some sort to use for the Octave Forge pages?
This is not a task for me, though a change in colour would perhaps be
easy enough to do..

> Given a package file foo-1.0.0.tar.gz, can we make it unpack in a
> directory called foo-1.0.0?  That way there is less room for surprise
> and confusion when downloading the package and unpacking it by hand,
> just to look at it.  I'm not expecting that the package manager will
> install the file in a directory with the version number appended.  It
> is especially surprising (to me) that the package
> splines-gcvspl-1.0.0.tar.gz unpacks in a directory called splines
> rather than splines-gcvspl-1.0.0 or even splines-gcvspl.
Ok, this is just a simplification in the build process as the directory
name in the tar is the same as the directory in the octave-forge CVS. To
implement this would require the copying to a temporary location prior
to creating the tar, but is easily fixable.


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