octave (4.0.0~rc3-1) experimental; urgency=low
A graphical user interface is now the default when running Octave
interactively. The start-up option --no-gui will run the familiar
command line interface, and still allows use of the GUI dialogs and
qt plotting toolkit. The option --no-gui-libs runs a minimalist
command line interface that does not link with the Qt libraries and
uses the fltk toolkit for plotting.
Starting with this release, the Octave add-ons packaged in Debian will
no longer autoload by default. You may need to adapt existing scripts,
by adding "pkg load <package>" statements.
-- Sébastien Villemot <firstname.lastname@example.org> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:32:45 +0200
octave (3.8.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
The just-it-time (JIT) compiler has been disabled in this version,
because it creates problems with the Gallium llvmpipe Mesa driver.
Since the JIT is currently very basic, it is not worth the trouble. It
may be re-enabled later when the benefits outweigh the costs. See
#743260 for more details.
-- Sébastien Villemot <email@example.com> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:46:37 +0200
octave (3.8.0~rc1-1) experimental; urgency=medium
Starting with this version, the octave package now contains an
experimental graphical user interface (GUI) based on the Qt toolkit.
That GUI can be started by giving the `--force-gui' option to the
For those who want to keep the lower memory footprint of a pure text
interface, there is the `octave-cli' executable which is not linked
Starting with this version, Octave incorporates a just-in-time (JIT)
compiler, which can offer performance improvements in some situations.
Since it is still experimental, the JIT is disabled by default, but
you can activate it with the `jit_enable' command.
-- Sébastien Villemot <firstname.lastname@example.org> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:47:36 +0100