Hurrying before the slink freeze, here is my intention to package:I know nothing about copyrights, so I include none in the sources.
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.0.7u), libstdc++2.9, tcl8.0 (>=8.0.3), tk8.0 (>=8.0.3), xlib6g (>= 3.3-5), octave, plplot-tcl (>= 4.99j-5)
Maintainer: Rafael Laboissiere <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: PLplot interface for Octave
This package enables you to use PLplot from within Octave. When this
package is installed, all the plotting funtions of octave are
replaced by corresponding PLplot ones.
Using it instead of the regular gnuplot interface, you have the
- Use a superior plotting package, having access to dozens of
plotting commands, enabling you to customize your plots at your
- Still use the same plot commands that you are familiarized, if you
really want to.
- Have some new and long waited ploting command scripts.
Besides having acess to all PLplot API commands, and all Octave usual
commands, some with some improvements, new commands are
available. They are: autostyle, ginput, grid, gtext, legend, cmap,
pldef, save_fig, set_view, shade, contour, stripc, stripc_add,
stripc_del, tdeblank, text, xticks, and zoom.
[This will be a great improvement for Octave, IMHO.]
Actually, I already packaged it. It is lintian-clean and all the demos
are working. I have just a problem with the copyright, as there is no
copyright notice in the upstream source. I obtained it from the
octave-sources mailing list, so I am assuming that it is in the public
As I told before, my intention is to enable it to be used as Octave
a GNU General Public License (which I have never fully read :-)) .
If you want to add/include in all modified sources or scripts the GNU licence
header, I will be happy (if this is still possible after I have put the package
un-intentionally in the public domain).
Anyway, I already have latter versions, but they are not packaged for public usage.
PS- John Eaton: do you have any comments?
I will upload it to slink/main, if nobody objects. (This
message is being Cc;'d to the author, so he can react if I am not doing
the right thing).
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