Octave 5.x on MacPorts

Joshua Root jmr at macports.org
Mon May 13 07:30:01 UTC 2019

On 2019-5-13 17:01 , Andrew Janke wrote:
> On 5/13/19 1:45 AM, Joshua Root wrote:
>> On 2019-5-13 08:40 , Andrew Janke wrote:
>>> Would you be willing to do something to improve the situation on
>>> MacPorts? As things stand right now, I don't think MacPorts is shipping
>>> a usable GUI-mode Octave. And there are GUI-mode users out there. This
>>> could include:
>>> * Adding an Octave 4.4.x port alongside the main Octave 5.x port
>> This seems reasonable, though to be fully functional there would also
>> need to be Octave 4 subports of all the octave-* module ports, which may
>> also need to be older versions. Please file a ticket (or even better, a
>> PR making the necessary changes) and Cc the MacPorts Octave maintainer
>> MarcusCalhoun-Lopez.
> Right. Would want all those modules, too.
> I will attempt to make a PR, including all the octave-* modules. Given
> that I'm new to MacPorts, this will probably take me several days, so
> please be patient. Thanks for your openness to this request.

Thank you for your willingness to do the work. Please don't hesitate to
ask here or in our IRC channel if you need help.

- Josh

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