FreeBSD ports which are currently scheduled for deletion
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Sun Feb 7 21:59:15 UTC 2010
> the cessation of development on the existing port. In some cases,
> ports are marked for removal because they fail to build and install
> correctly from their sources, or otherwise fail in operation.
> portname: math/scilab
> description: A free Matlab clone by INRIA & ENPC
> maintainer: utisoft at googlemail.com
> deprecated because: unmaintained, many releases behind upstream (without
> anyone caring), broken nearly everywhere
> expiration date: 2009-11-21
> build errors: none.
> overview: http://portsmon.FreeBSD.org/portoverview.py?category=math&portname=scilab
>Can we keep this port just a bit longer.
>I'll ask in the SC dept if this could be
>run as a UG project.
>It's an actively developed useful software with no
>clear free alternative.
miwi@ told me that makc@ and some others were interested in retaining
this for the moment, and I told him that I would submit some patches
for the existing port while the new maintainer was working on the new
version (5.x), which has some java prerequisites that must be added to
the ports tree. There some alternatives, however: for example,
math/octave and math/freemat offer similar, Matlab-like functionality.
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