using octave with gui but without crashing?

Marius Schamschula lists at
Fri Oct 27 15:20:24 UTC 2017


 The octave folks are aware of this issue: <>

I’ve used octave for over 20 years, so I’m used to the CLI.

However, when I discovered Jupyter notebooks, and found out there is an octave kernel, I’ve switched to using this as my octave GUI. Bonus: I get the same interface to iPython.

Here the current problem is installing the octave kernel (some files need to be manually installed in ~/Library): a recent upgrade moved this install procedure to the metakernel code, and this in turn fails. There have been a couple of metakernel updates in the last few days, and I haven’t checked if the problem has been resolved, as this needs to be done only once per machine and user.

Marius Schamschula

> On Oct 27, 2017, at 10:10 AM, Ken Cunningham <ken.cunningham.webuse at> wrote:
> Octave with GUI locks up on quitting. Has done for a long time, I believe. Pretty sure it’s an upstream bug that everyone seems to live with.
> Port notes indicate it has something to do with fltk. I tried building octave against fltk-devel but that made no difference.
> I see you can build octave without fltk . That sounds tempting, if it works to fix the crashes. 
> It takes many hours to build Octave.
> Has anyone already figured out the current optimal situation for using octave?
> K

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