[Slackbuilds-users] package "QtOctave": website unavailable, no updates since 2011, GNU Octave having experimental GUI, proposed removal

Marco Maggi marco.maggi-ipsu at poste.it
Thu Jan 1 11:52:34 UTC 2015


  the following  URLs for QtOctave  do not  exist anymore or  have empty
contents (no files distributed):


on the SlackBuilds site the distribution tarball:


is not the latest available.

  It is not immediate to find informations on this project, but it looks
dead[1][2], even though the distribution at:


is still available,  with the latest tarball uploaded in  2011.  It is a
pity because it looked nice[3], but that's life.

  By installing the Octave package, I  can run the built in experimental
GUI with:

   $ octave --force-gui

and it looks nice.

  As a  humble user, to avoid  confusion and to provide  testing help in
the development  of the built in  GUI, I propose the  removal of support
for the QtProject.


[1] <http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1991274>
[2] <https://www.openhub.net/p/qtoctave/commits/summary>
[3] <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rZpIjSgKo0>
Marco Maggi

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