[Pkg-octave-devel] Current status/TODO list for the Octave packages

Thomas Weber tweber at debian.org
Sun Feb 19 10:57:04 UTC 2012

both Sébastien and I are at the current Debian Bug Squashing Party in
Paris, so we used the opportunity to discuss the current and future
work. Results in no particular order:

1) We will upload Octave 3.4 to unstable soonish. This is a new
package with different package names, so it doesn't interfere with the
current HDF5 transition (in other words, it's not a problem if it's not
transitioned to testing as nothing will break there without it).
Octave-Forge packages must wait till the HDF5 transition is over,
The current timeframe for the HDF5 transition is 1 week, so this is
not really a problem.

2) We will move our website onto the Debian wiki; this makes it easier
for everybody to maintain it.

3) We do not intend to switch away from git as our current VCS.

4) Depending on the timeline above, we might upload 3.6 before uploading
octave-forge packages. This is not a hard decision, as we depend on
external factors (other packages, transitions, octave-forge packages
that may or may not work with 3.6, etc).

5) We try to keep testing consistent. That means that we will block the
octave-forge packages from entering testing one-by-one, but instead try
to get them in all at once. The easiest way for achieving this is by an
RC bug against the 'octave' package to keep it from entering testing
until all octave-forge packages are ready.


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