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Re: [Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#656467: Bug#656467: octave-fixed: mark_as_command is obsolete

On 19 January 2012 10:53, Svante Signell <svante.signell@telia.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-01-19 at 10:33 -0500, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
>> On 19 January 2012 09:51, Jeff Austen <jausten@tntech.edu> wrote:
>> > When installing a warning message is received that the mark_as_command is obsolete
>> > and will be removed from a future version of Octave. The output is included below.
>> >
>> > # apt-get install octave-fixed
>> The fixed package is abandoned upstream. I'm trying to revive it. If I
>> don't succeed, it should be removed from the Debian archives.
> It would very unfortunate if it disappears. Being able to simulate
> fixed-wordlength systems is very useful in practice.

Great, are you gonna help me compile it? How much C++ do you know? If
you can't give code, how much can you pay to keep it alive? I think
some 40 EUR would go a long way to motivate me again to fix the
compilation issues if someone else doesn't beat me to it.

Octave 3.4.3 has been uploaded to experimental and 3.6.0 has already
been released. The fixed package doesn't compile with either of those.
I tried to fix it the other day, but got tangled in a mess of template
errors and gave up after it seemed like too much work for a package I
don't even personally use, but I understand others might.

- Jordi G. H.

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