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

Bastien ROUCARIES roucaries.bastien+octave at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 10:21:25 UTC 2012

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On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Thomas Weber <tweber at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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,
> however.
> 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.
>        Thomas
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