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Re: [Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#656467: Bug#656467: octave-fixed: mark_as_command is obsolete

On Thu, 2012-01-19 at 11:03 -0500, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
> 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 When installing a warning message is received that the mark_as_command is obsolete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.

Maybe I can help trying to compile it. What do I need to install to get
the environment for a build? I'll go for octave 3.4.3 to start with
already available for Debian.

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