After having lots of problems with people that can't use g-octave properly, sometimes because they don't seems to be able to read documentation, elog messages and/or just ask, and after a suggestion of Sebastien Fabbro (bicatali), I write down some simple scripts to update the g-octave package database and an overlay using g-octave and a cronjob.
I built a virtual machine on my own server and set up a weekly cronjob, that will hopefully keep the packages up-to-date.
The overlay is available on Github:
To install it, follow the instrunctions available on the README file. The overlay is available on layman, named octave.
Packages with unresolvable dependencies, e.g. packages with dependencies unavailable on gentoo-x86, aren't available in the overlay. If you find some package that is supposed to work and isn't available on the overlay please open an issue on Github, and I'll take a look ASAP.
As a bonus, g-octave code itself was moved to Github:
Feel free to submit pull requests if you think that something is broken and you know how to fix it.
And as another bonus, the g-octave website (http://g-octave.org/) is now running on the Read the Docs service, that is way more reliable than my own server. This should avoid the recent documentation downtimes.blog comments powered by Disqus