From: Alan W. Irwin <irwin@be...> - 2008-12-24 18:59:40
On 2008-12-23 21:04-0500 Hazen Babcock wrote:
> I've updated the website to reflect version 5.9.1. Hopefully everything
> is present and correct.
I have rsynced the new website files back to my home box and compared the
file names with the file names of a local PLplot website I generated a while
back. Your list of filenames contains everything in the old file list
including the Ada source files (see below). Furthermore, the file names
that have been added to your file list are what you expect from the
documentation and extra example pages that have been added since I generated
my local PLplot website. So I think everything is fine with the list of
files you have uploaded.
When browsing the new website it was good to see all the improvements since
I last generated the website. However, there were some content issues I
* Correct number of pages for examples 15 and 23 (corrected with revision
9226). It is difficult to remember to update this part of our website
whenever a page is added to an example. Therefore, I suggest you put a
reminder in README.Release_Manager_Cookbook to double-check the array data
in examples.php to make sure it reflects the number of pages for each
example and also all our examples that were part of the release. For
example, integration of example 31 into our website will be an issue for our
* Validation errors for example 24 (corrected with revision 9226).
* The Ada example source files are filled with a "not yet available" string.
(To see this click on the Ada button at
My guess is you haven't yet installed the gnat package (which contains the
Ada compiler) on your new Ubuntu system. Under those circumstances our
build system would automatically turn ENABLE_ada to OFF (with a WARNING
message) and probably (I haven't checked in detail) the website generation
scripts skip the Ada examples as a result.
If you currently get that WARNING message from the cmake part of the
ordinary build process, would you please install the gnat package, check
that gets rid of the WARNING and keeps ENABLE_ada ON, regenerate the website
(from revision 9226 or later), and check that the Ada source is now
available at the website?
Thanks very much for your patience this time in dealing simultaneously with
the "perfect storm" of a new distro, a new website, and heavily modified
website generation scripts. I am sure website generation will go much
smoother for you during the next release.
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state implementation
for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting software
package (plplot.org); the libLASi project (unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of
Linux Links project (loll.sf.net); and the Linux Brochure Project
Alan W. Irwin wrote:
> * The Ada example source files are filled with a "not yet available" string.
> (To see this click on the Ada button at
> My guess is you haven't yet installed the gnat package (which contains the
> Ada compiler) on your new Ubuntu system. Under those circumstances our
> build system would automatically turn ENABLE_ada to OFF (with a WARNING
> message) and probably (I haven't checked in detail) the website generation
> scripts skip the Ada examples as a result.
I've installed the gnat package and rebuilt the website. It looks like
the Ada example source files are now present. Thanks for catching that
(and the other errors as well).