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Re: Octave for Windows updates

From: Andy Adler
Subject: Re: Octave for Windows updates
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 18:04:45 -0400
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I have been using this build and I really like it. Especially the way
it doesn't interfere with cygwin.

Two comments:
1. It can be make significantly smaller. I think you can almost halve
the file size by removing unnecessary stuff.

2. Octave starts up really slowly (on two different w2k machines) in an rxvt.
However, if I start in in a shell instead
"C:\Program Files\GNU Octave\bin\sh.exe" -e /bin/
it starts almost immediately.
Has anyone else seen this? Do you know why?


Agustin Barto wrote:

Your right. Sorry about that. I think I'll change the name of the package name to


starting from


If someone has a better idea, please let me know. I'll be changing the file this afternoon (afternoon on gmt-3).

On Tuesday 24 September 2002 09:12, you wrote:
Dear Agustin:

In light of the "stream" of OfW updates, wouldn't it be a good idea to
start with some sort of version numbering for the package? e.g.
octave+forge-3.5.67 or so.
People now have no way of checking whether their last downloaded version
is indeed the most recent one, and if problems arise with one of the OfW
versions it may be easier to track down which versions are affected and
which are not.


Philip Nienhuis

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