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Re: [forge] linear-algebra next release

From: Marco Atzeri
Subject: Re: [forge] linear-algebra next release
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2018 08:14:35 +0200
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On 6/2/2018 11:47 PM, PhilipNienhuis wrote:
marco atzeri-2 wrote
as current version 2.2.2 does not build on Octave 4.4.0,
while repository code does, I uploaded the patches
to clean all build warnings and bump description and NEWS
to 2.2.3 at


I have also prepared the source package and the
relative octave-generate_html documentation
using last 0.3.1 release.

I will open a ticket for package release
if the patches are accepted.


Thanks for this work, Marco.

Now that you mention, there's a pending patch report about some typos in the


Another more important issue is that linear-algebra's binary modules
gsvd.oct and pgmres.oct shadow functions in core Octave that are newer and

Only pgmres.oct is built, gsvd.oct not.
It seems the current makefile is broken anyway at least on my cygwin.
Likely after

changeset:   189:6e1dfc22132a
user:        Carnë Draug <address@hidden>
date:        Sat Jun 18 00:47:37 2016 +0100
summary:     Remove autotools cruft from the very old times of Octave Forge.

This also the reason why I do not see any warning of any
shadow functions

For my own builds I simply delete the entire src/ subdir in the
linear-algebra package and as far as I'm concerned that could be done for a
new release as well; in that case linear-algebra would be an .m-file only
But for the sake of compatibility with older Octave releases it would be
nice to automatically detect these functions in core and if missing (older
octave) add them using autotools, along the lines of deg2rad.m/rad2deg.m in
the mapping package.

First approach could be better but pgmres.oct does not report any shadow
so a deeper function check is needed anyway.

I will look on that

That solution (AFAIK invented by Carnë) does add complexity.
Anyway I think it is up to you to decide.

BTW yet another thing is that there's much better funm.m by one of (TTBOMK)
Marco Caliari's students that is largely finished. That would be a (very)
"nice to have" for the linear-algebra package.

any link ?



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