[Pkg-octave-devel] RFP bugs and Git workflow

Thomas Weber tweber at debian.org
Sun Aug 21 18:41:13 UTC 2011

On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 02:56:25PM +0200, Sébastien Villemot wrote:
> I would be interested in finishing the packaging of these, probably
> starting from the easiest one, namely quaternion.

Alois Hodel, quaternion's author died in January 2009 due to cancer.
I'm not sure how complete the package is, but you shouldn't expect help
from upstream.

> Before doing so, I wanted to know if you have any opinion on the
> relevance of this work and of issues that may arise. I don't really know
> these packages, so please excuse my ignorance. The last release of
> "quaternion" and "tcl-octave" was in 2009, so I don't know they are
> still maintained. "java" seems well maintained, and browsing the web
> there seem to be potentially several users of Debian and
> Debian-derivatives who could benefit from it being packaged. "jhandles"
> is not on Octave-forge: has it been deprecated?

I don't know anything about the java package, but I guess it will need
some special care.

Feel free to try any workflow you find appropriate (as long as it's
simple ;) )


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