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- From: Marco Atzeri <marco dot atzeri at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin-announce at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:46:16 +0100
- Subject: Updated: octave-3.8.1-1
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New versions 3.8.1-1 of
are available in the Cygwin distribution:
This is a mainstream bugfix update release of 3.8.x
Main difference: there are now 2 octave main binaries
octave-cli command line inteface
octave-gui graphical interface
octave default to CLI version
to run the gui "octave --force-gui"
for version 3.8.x the CLI version is still the default
it should change in 4.0.x to graphic one
CYGWIN OCTAVE-FORGE CHANGES
the old monolithical octave-forge packages has been splitted
in individual package as upstream.
You need to individual install with setup the one you are
On octave package, I added on
a script that will take to update the global pkg database
any time packages are added or removed.
KNOW BUGS on CYGWIN
1) If the user have no admin authorization, the creation and update of
with a admin user run, from inside octave,
pkg rebuild -noauto -global
and from shell
chmod 666 /usr/share/octave/octave_packages
2) FLTK Graphics toolkit can cause octave to crash
so default is still gnuplot.
The GNU Octave language for numerical computations is a (mostly Matlab (R)
compatible) high-level language, primarily intended for numerical
computations. It provides a convenient command-line interface for solving
linear and nonlinear problems numerically.
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