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

From: PhilipNienhuis
Subject: Re: Octave Forge website / third sentence on the "Home" page
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 08:03:22 -0700 (PDT)

Julien Bect wrote
> 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."
> Indeed,
> 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.

The windows package cannot even be installed in Octave-4.1.0+ as octave-map
stuff has been removed (IIRC that is what the error messages suggest).
I need to install it in 3.9.0+ and then the installed windows package works
OK in 4.1.0+ as well. So in a way what's currently on the OF site is
somewhat true, but....

It would be better to say that OF packages are supposed to work with the
latest *stable* version of Octave.


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