[Pkg-octave-devel] [Pkg-scicomp-devel] The future of ARPACK and Octave
sylvestre at debian.org
Fri Mar 11 00:04:25 UTC 2011
I removed the pkg-scicomp ML since discussions are now on the Debian
Science mailing list.
Le jeudi 10 mars 2011 à 17:33 -0600, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso a écrit :
> Notice I'm cross posting this to the Octave and Scientific Computing
> Debian teams.
> Octave recently released 3.4, and decided to bundle ARPACK with it,
> because it was unmaintained.
I think a better solution would have been to fork the project and
release it independently of Octave to benefit to the community and share
> So what should be done with ARPACK? If it's really unmaintained, do we
> want to keep the Debian package?
Sure. Unmaintained does not mean bad quality ... Especially when you see
the number of rdeps .
> If we do, should we rip out the
> ARPACK code from the Octave sources and patch its build system for the
> 3.4 Octave package?
Yes. Libraries must not be bundled into the package and packaged
A good way would be to see which modifications of arpack have been done
in their embedded sources and apply them to the arpack package.
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