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Octave Forge website / third sentence on the "Home" page

From: Julien Bect
Subject: Octave Forge website / third sentence on the "Home" page
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2014 15:23:53 +0200
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Hello all,

Just a tiny suggestion concerning the Octave Forge website... I would remove the third sentence on the "Home" page :

"In general the packages are designed to work with the latest development version of Octave, but it should be possible to use most packages with earlier versions."


1) the first part is a little scary. It suggests (to me) that some packages might actually depend on features provided by unreleased versions of Octave... Is it really something that the Octave Forge maintainers would consider doing ? Not all users want to use development versions.

2) The second part gives an undue impression of fuzziness ("should", "most"...). Actually, things are much less fuzzy than they appear to be from this sentence, since dependencies are clearly defined for each package (e.g., optim 1.4.0 depends on Octave >= 3.6.0 and statistics 1.2.3 depends on Octave >= 3.6.1).

Just my 2 cents.


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