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Re: octave-3.4.0 with arpack bundled

From: Rafael Goncalves Martins
Subject: Re: octave-3.4.0 with arpack bundled
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:31:20 -0300

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 7:59 AM, Jussi Lehtola
<address@hidden> wrote:
> "A tarball" isn't enough IMHO. What you want is a decent project with
> version control and VCS access, (hopefully) also for people who aren't
> interested in Octave. Starting one on e.g. Google Code or
> SourceForge is a task that takes a minute.
> You should have the site up and running in less than 15 minutes.

Well, as I'm not maintaining any patches for ARPACK I'm not supposed
to create this project. This is the reason I'm suggesting this here,
as the octave devs are actually patching ARPACK, so they are the right
people to do something like that, I guess.

> For thorough review of why bundled libraries shouldn't be used, you can
> read
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:No_Bundled_Libraries

Oh, I'm glad to see that fedora people is also concerned about bundled
libraries ;) Nice wiki page!


Rafael Goncalves Martins
Gentoo Linux developer

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