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

From: Carnë Draug
Subject: Re: Octave Forge website / third sentence on the "Home" page
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 18:56:12 +0100

On 9 August 2014 14:23, Julien Bect <address@hidden> 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.
> 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.

When to comes to dependency on Octave versions we're actually quite
diverse. I've rewrote that whole paragraph and removed reference to
Octave versions. I tend to be a bit extra verbose which ends up being
not very clear. If you come with something better, let me know and I
can update it.

Thank you,

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