[MacPorts] #13686: octave: 2.9.15 doesn't compile on Leopard; 3.0.0 is available

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Mon May 5 03:24:08 PDT 2008

#13686: octave: 2.9.15 doesn't compile on Leopard; 3.0.0 is available
  Reporter:  charles.smart at gmail.com  |       Owner:  stechert at macports.org
      Type:  defect                   |      Status:  assigned             
  Priority:  Normal                   |   Milestone:  Port Bugs            
 Component:  ports                    |     Version:  1.6.0                
Resolution:                           |    Keywords:  octave, leopard      
Comment (by alakazam at melix.net):

 I also use octave a lot ; the differences between octave 2.9.* and 3.0.0
 are minor. Most of the differences between octave 2.1 and 3.0 are
 compatibility upgrades so that octave is more compatible with matlab :
 improved plotting functionality, API changes in order to align the output
 of some functions on matlab. The last change is with built in variables,
 which I think few people tamper with anyway. The list of changes is
 available here : http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/NEWS-3.html

 I think it is in the interest of most (if not all) users of octave to
 upgrade to 2.9. It might be interesting if some users request it to
 maintain a Portfile for octave 2.9, but I have not seen any major changes
 between 2.9 and 3.0, and since all of macports users are already using
 octave 3.0, I am not convinced having two separate ports is adequate.

 Furthermore, octave-forge (a set of many additional "modules" containing
 functions for image manipulation, advanced statistical calculations, etc.)
 is compatible with octave 3.0.1 and "Many packages will also function
 function with earlier versions of Octave 2.9", so I think this too should
 be a reason to upgrade rather than branch into a new port. (Recent News
 section at http://octave.sourceforge.net/)

Ticket URL: <http://trac.macosforge.org/projects/macports/ticket/13686#comment:21>
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