Scilab depends on certain java packages

utisoft at utisoft at
Tue Sep 22 21:49:10 UTC 2009

On 22 Sep 2009 21:48, "bf" <bf1783 at> wrote:
> On 9/22/09, utisoft at utisoft at> wrote:

> ...

> >

> > Thanks for that, I've gone and made four new ports before I got your  
> reply!

> Well, at that rate you may as well do them all. ;)


> > Never mind, I suppose I could just submit those and depend on them, I  
> think

> > they should do well. I'll submit this as scilab5 when it's done, but  
> I'll

> > look at making some OPTIONS to change some configure args; it is  
> possible

> > to disable the GUI, as you've discovered.

> >

> > Was Scilab 4's GUI not based on Java then?

> No, it's "official" GUI was tk-based -- not very slick, but easy to

> change and not resource-hungry. They also distributed a GTK+-2-based

> GUI. A lot of the effort behind the new version seems to have gone

> into the Java GUI and graphics -- I hope it was worth the trouble,

> but I suspect otherwise.

We'll find out soon, hopefully!


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