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Re: Octave for Mac OSX

From: Ben Abbott
Subject: Re: Octave for Mac OSX
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 18:31:15 -0400

On Nov 1, 2008, at 6:08 PM, Rob Mahurin wrote:

On Nov 1, 2008, at 10:48 AM, Thomas Treichl wrote:
The 3.0.3 announcement will follow this weekend. BTW, building is not a secret. The scripts that I'm preparing and that
I'm using are all there at the Octave-Forge project in the path

Not secret, but not easy to find either.  The wiki instructions at don't seem to mention the
octave-forge scripts.  The download pages linked on http:// have binaries, but not source.  If you follow
the "SVN" link to , there
is some boilerplate generic checkout command, a warning that you
probably don't want _everything_, and --- aha! --- a smallish link to
"browse the repository".  From here I can make myself a tarball from
another well-hidden link.

It's a far cry from e.g. octave proper, where a page called
"download" has a link in a colored box at the top of the page.



Thanks for posting the info. When I encounter problems building via Fink I often thought it would be nice if your scripts were readily available ... and they are! I'll be referencing them next time I have problems.


The contributers each follow their passions. There are many instances where I find the approach of others not quite to my liking. My solution (as is "Octave proper") is to do something about it myself. I agree it would be nice if Octave's documentation were a bit better. We are fortunate that some new contributers have begun taking on this task. However, there is still more work than can be easily handled by them. If there is some specific you don't think is getting the attention it deserves, please contribute. All Mac users (including myself) would surely appreciate you effort!


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