On Sunday 13 June 2004 16:38, Alan W. Irwin wrote:
| On 2004-06-13 13:56+0200 Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
| > * Alan W. Irwin <irwin@...> [2004-06-13 00:03]:
| >> In the octave case there was a segfault
| >> with the following error message:
| >> plsdev: Must be called before plinit.
| >> panic: Segmentation fault -- stopping myself...
| >> Rafael, do you confirm this octave front-end problem for your Debian
| >> testing distro? Is this version (2.1.57) of octave is a recommended
| >> version then it would probably be worthwhile to get PLplot CVS HEAD
| >> working for this version of octave. Is that simply a matter of moving
| >> your Debian plplot octave interface patches to plplot CVS HEAD?
| > This has been discussed in plplot-devel. Applying the Debian-specific
| > patches to CVS HEAD will make the Octave bindings for PLplot work with
| > version 2.1.57 (like in the latest octave-plplot Debian package).
| > However, they may break for previous versions of Octave.
| I think we should rediscuss this.
| http://www.octave.org/download.html clearly distinguishes between the
| various versions of octave that you can download at the present time. A
| new innovation there is they recommend a stable, testing, and development
| version. The testing version is the one recommended for most users.
| Therefore, I think an excellent policy for us should be to maintain the
| high-level octave interface to PLplot so that the testing version is
| supported. "testing" currently is 2.1.57 (consistent with John Eaton's
| post that 2.1.57 is the "recommended" version now), and there is no mention
| on that page of 2.1.50 (the previous "recommended" version). Thus, I think
| Rafael's 2.1.57 changes should be brought to CVS HEAD (with the addition of
| a high-level interface version check for 2.1.57), and we should not worry a
| bit about incompatibilities with 2.1.50. Of course, if such
| incompatibilities exist, the downside of that policy is that users of
| distros that are still stuck at 2.1.50 will be forced to use older
| versions of PLplot or else update their octave, but so long as the
| high-level version check for 2.1.57 is there with an appropriate message, I
| don't think they have much to complain about.
| Joao, do you agree it is time to move to 2.1.57?
Yes, but now I don't have the time for doing the changes.
I think that Rafael's Debian patches should be applied to HEAD, as Rafael
reports that most (not all, if I remember correctly) p*.m demos run OK.
| Alan W. Irwin
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