Octave port: website search results, 6.2.0, and Tablicious

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Tue Mar 9 23:18:50 UTC 2021

On Mar 9, 2021, at 03:18, Andrew Janke wrote:

> Octave 6.2.0 is out; released on Feb 20. Looking at https://ports.macports.org/port/octave/summary, it seems like the MacPorts port is still on 6.1.0. When can we expect it to update to 6.2.0? Anything I can do to help out with that process? I ask because we just had a user ask on the octave-maintainers list about a build-from-source issue with 6.2.0 from source on Mac in a MacPorts environment, and I would really like to be able to tell them "just install the official port!".

To request a port update, it is recommended to file a ticket in our Trac issue tracker, or if you can prepare the update yourself, you can submit that to us as a pull request.

> Question 2: When I go to https://ports.macports.org/ and type "octave" in the "Search Ports" field, leaving the radio button on "Search by port-name" and hit enter, it brings up results for all the octave-* add-on packages, but not the octave port itself. What's up with that?

The bug report for this issue is: https://trac.macports.org/ticket/59991

> Question 3: I was going to ask you about getting my Tablicious package in to MacPorts even though it's not an official Octave Forge package, but oh, wow, it's already there! https://ports.macports.org/port/octave-tablicious  – Is there anything I can do as a package maintainer to make it easier to produce a quality port here? And out of curiosity, how did you find Tablicious in the first place? It's not exactly in common use (yet!).

Marius added it last month but did not mention where he found it: https://github.com/macports/macports-ports/commit/11e5dbd983ba2cca63e884245fb4adfd5f40b6b3

> The Homepage listed for Tablicious in its port description is incorrect. It's not https://octave.sourceforge.io/tablicious/, because Tablicious is not in Octave Forge (yet). The Homepage is currently just the GitHub repo, https://github.com/apjanke/octave-tablicious. (If a GitHub repo isn't acceptable for this, let me know and I'll whip up a proper little web site for it.)

Marius fixed this: https://github.com/macports/macports-ports/commit/687bb3f4fd32e4c3f7a43c84728b6fcfc4465046

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