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Re: Octave Forge: requesting SVN access

From: Oliver Heimlich
Subject: Re: Octave Forge: requesting SVN access
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2014 15:28:35 +0200
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Am 05.10.2014 13:25, schrieb Carnë Draug:
> On 5 October 2014 10:51, Oliver Heimlich <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Please create a mercurial repository then. Thanks.
> Done [1, 2]. You should also push access to it, let me know if you
> have any issue.
> Also, we would appreciate if you could follow the Octave coding and commit
> message guidelines [3].

Okay, the initial commit was successful. I am going to push my progress
into the repository from now on.

Carnë, thanks for setting this up so fast. The guidelines are really
helpful and I try to follow them as good as possible.

>>> On 2 October 2014 19:51, Oliver Heimlich <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> The package comprises only M-files and depends on the package fenv.
>>> There is a problem with this because the fenv package has been
>>> unmaintained for too long and is no longer an Octave Forge package.
>>> Yes, we still have the tarball (there was only one release) available
>>> for download on the archives, but it does not appear listed [1] and pkg's
>>> "-forge" flag will no longer install it.
>>> I just gave the package a try and builds fine.  If it had a test suite
>>> we could at least know if it's still working properly but as it is, I'd
>>> guess no since its release was in 2008 and Octave has changed a lot since
>>> then.
>>> Carnë
>>> [1] http://octave.sourceforge.net/packages.php
>> The fenv package is only required for changing the processor's rounding
>> mode for floating point arithmetics. I can certainly move this
>> functionality into the interval package. Then it will be a standalone
>> package.
> If the fenv package does something useful to you, you could also bring it up
> to life. If it is working, then I'd guess it would be enough to had some 
> %!test
> blocks to it, so at least we will when it really breaks.
> Carnë
> [3] http://wiki.octave.org/Commit_message_guidelines

I am going to resolve this issue as soon as the interval package is
ready for a first release. I understand that bringing the fenv package
back to live is a strategic decision. However, I have to learn more
about the package testing and building packages from C sources first.

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