hosting binary packages

Dirk Eddelbuettel
Tue Mar 14 03:05:00 GMT 2006

On 13 March 2006 at 15:30, Stefan Gerlach wrote:
| You are right. Most distributions including gsl. But the versions are not 
| updated. I see no major distribution which includes gsl 1.7. (SUSE 10.0, 
| Fedora Core 4 and Mandriva 2006 use gsl-1.6).

Debian has had GSL packages since August 1998.  I have maintained them since
November 1999 and always provide current packages, often within a day of the
GSL release itself.  To take but the most recent example, gsl_1.7-1 was
uploaded on September 15, 2005, whereas the upstream tarball has files dates
September 14, 2005. See for details.

And by providing Debian package, gsl also makes it into Ubuntu, Knoppix, and
other derivatives as e.g. my Quantian project.  

Cheers, Dirk

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