Re: [Pkg-octave-devel] Dynare: git, matlab, testsuite
* Sébastien Villemot <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2009-05-25 12:25]:
> 1) Should the dynare/debian repository be migrated to git? I'm not
> familiar with git, so I don't feel a strong urge to migrate. But if you
> definitely consider it as a goal, I will take the necessary steps.
My preference is to migrate to Git, but this is a personal wish. If it is
too complicated for you, we can along with SVN. I will create an
experimental Git repository, converted from SVN. Later, we can decide which
one to use.
> The goal is therefore to provide compiled MEX files for Matlab. We
> obviously can't ship the binaries with Debian.
> So my idea is to create a dynare-matlab package (depending on the main
> dynare package), which
> * install the MEX sources in /usr/src/dynare
> * ask the user the location of Matlab on his drive, via debconf
> * compile and install the MEX files in the postinst script
Do the user need the whole Matlab installation for this step?
> * delete the MEX files in the postrm script
Perhaps prerm would be more appropriate.
> I suppose that this dynare-matlab package would have to go into contrib.
> Do you have any suggestion/objection to this?
None from me.
> 3) Concerning the testsuite, and to answer Thomas' question, some of the
> very long tests are useless in the sense that we could test the same
> functionnality with shorter tests. We have to work a little bit on that
> upstream. But incorporating a testsuite in the Dynare Debian package
> definitely remains my objective, which could be reached quite soon.
> All the best,