FreeBSD ports which are currently scheduled for deletion
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Sun Feb 7 22:30:46 UTC 2010
On Sun, Feb 07, 2010 at 04:59:12PM -0500, b. f. wrote:
> > 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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