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Re: Octave.app 4.4.0 RC1 available for testing

From: Ben Abbott
Subject: Re: Octave.app 4.4.0 RC1 available for testing
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2018 09:52:25 +0900

> On Aug 12, 2018, at 8:50 AM, Andrew Janke <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi, Octave maintainers,
> Sebastian and I have fixed up a few bugs, and have an Octave.app 4.4.0 
> Release Candidate 1 macOS DMG ready for testing.
> https://github.com/octave-app/octave-app/releases/download/v4.4.0-rc1/Octave-4.4.0-rc1.dmg
> Packages are fixed: we fixed the Fortran compiler "Illegal instruction" 
> issue, and are taking care of the path-dependent octfile linkage issue by 
> having Octave.app set its own custom package installation path. This does 
> mean that packages need to be reinstalled for Octave.app releases instead of 
> re-used from another Octave on your system.
> This build uses JDK 1.8 u181 for Java support, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan or 
> higher.
> The issue of octfiles not being portable between Octaves at different paths 
> remains. Sorry, sshah. This depends on 
> https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?53627.
> The octfile issue notwithstanding, we think this version is ready for 
> distribution to end users.
> Cheers,
> Andrew Janke

HI Andrew/Sebastian

I wish I had time to return to supporting Octave. I am appreciative of each of 
your efforts.

I don’t think there is a proper solution for supporting oct-files with 
different app-bundles. Maybe the equivalent of a usr/local/bin could be added 
to the app to allow oct-files to be installed within the bundle? (not ideal, 
but it would allow different apps to coexist and run oct-files of the same 


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