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Re: gnuplot zoom not functioning anymore in octave 2.9.10

From: Quentin Spencer
Subject: Re: gnuplot zoom not functioning anymore in octave 2.9.10
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2007 16:50:11 -0500
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Jordi Gutierrez Hermoso wrote:
On 06/04/07, Francesco Potorti` <address@hidden> wrote:
Good.  Given that, do you think it is reasonable to expect Linux
distributions to allow installing both 2.9.9 and 2.9.10 on the same box?
That would solve all of the possible problems I was worrying about.

Not pre-packaged by itself, at least not for Debian. Debian seems to
have frozen 2.9.9 for the etch release, and 2.9.10 is in unstable, but
they refer to the same package. That is, Debian isn't going to be
maintaining three Octave branches now (2.1.*, 2.9.9 and 2.9.10), it
looks like 2.9.10 is going to replace 2.9.9 after etch release.

If you use other apt-based distros, it's likely a similar effect wil
be visible in them. I don't know what the rest of the GNU/Linux world
is doing.

Of course, you can always install two versions side-by-side by
compiling from source yourself and giving the right --prefix parameter
to the configure script. But why? I'm with jwe on this one. 2.9.10 is
the future! Purge the deprecated code! Onward ho!

As the Fedora packager, I don't really have time to support more than one package. I would like to move Fedora to 2.9.10, but it might take a little time mainly because I have to figure out how I'm going to deal with octave-forge, which has changed even more than octave itself in the last few months. I would like to split out all of the packages, but that may entail submitting them individually for review, a process I'm not looking forward to. I just haven't had time to look into it further yet.


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