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RE: Re: [octave forge] releasing and template Makefiles

From: JohnD
Subject: RE: Re: [octave forge] releasing and template Makefiles
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:15:57 -0400

> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:19:44 +0100
> From: Olaf Till <address@hidden>
> To: Mike Miller <address@hidden>
> Cc: Kai Torben Ohlhus <address@hidden>, JuanPi
>       <address@hidden>,       address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [octave forge] releasing and template Makefiles
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> On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 02:37:36PM -0700, Mike Miller wrote:
> > I would be happy to volunteer as an Octave Forge release admin if other
> > people are willing to help with independent review of the package
> > validation steps.
> It would be nice if you could help as such a release admin. (And you
> already have the necessary access rights.)
> I'm willing to help with reviewing and saying 'ok, you can release',
> and maybe, if necessary, with some knowledge on the 'formalities'
> (although my knowledge may be a bit outdated).
> I'll try to do this testing for some packages in the queue this
> weekend.
> But my current time resources are not much better than at the time I
> stepped back from administration, so further such 'testers and
> ok-sayers' should be necessary. JohnD said he would help...?
> To my experience, in the release procedure, much of the time is spent
> in things that can't be automatized, e.g. in helping maintainers to
> solve some problems. But with this, the people at the maintainers list
> can be of great value.
> Olaf

I'm still volunteering 

I did go through a few of the pending packages and checked whether they will
compile under mxe-octave and then natively in windows.

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